SuccessEHS Named 2013 EHR Direct Qualified Vendor for PQRS

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessEHS today announced that the company has successfully completed the vetting process for 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting and has been named a 2013 EHR Direct Qualified Vendor. The designation, given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), recognizes vendors whose solutions provide the required clinical data elements for the 51 PQRS EHR measures, including all 44 of the Stage 1 Meaningful Use clinical quality measures. Some 2013 EHR Direct vendors, including SuccessEHS, are also qualified for electronic prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program reporting directly from the EHR.

SuccessEHS is also a 2012 EHR Direct Qualified Vendor. The company was one of only 24 vendors to earn that qualification, and one of only 16 2012 EHR Direct vendors to also be qualified for 2012 eRx Direct EHR reporting.

SuccessEHS's effort to maintain the most current PQRS qualification demonstrates the company's continued commitment to helping its clients successfully participate in government incentive programs as they prepare for landmark changes in healthcare regulation. As CMS moves towards implementing the Value-Based Modifier under the Affordable Care Act, the collection and reporting of accurate clinical data will become increasingly important. EHR Direct reporting is essential to positioning for the future under this new reimbursement model. Moreover, providers who successfully report clinical data to CMS under the Medicare EHR-based PQRS will simultaneously meet the clinical quality measure reporting standards for the Meaningful Use incentive program by participating in the 2012 PQRS-Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot.

In addition to the PQRS qualification, SuccessEHS works to maintain the highest available level of certification for Meaningful Use, including ONC-ATCB certification as a Complete EHR. CMS has indicated in its rulemaking processes that EHR-based PQRS reporting is the preferred clinical reporting method for the Meaningful Use incentive program, and has aligned the two programs under Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The strength of SuccessEHS's credentials for PQRS and Meaningful Use underscores the company's ability to position its clients for success in these programs both now and in the future.

"We are proud to be able to offer our clients the ability to participate in the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System and eRx programs via EHR Direct reporting," said Tina Graham, COO of SuccessEHS. "Participation in PQRS is particularly crucial for our clients as it helps them avoid penalties, report clinical quality measures for Meaningful Use and prepare for value-based reimbursement."

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About SuccessEHS

SuccessEHS is a nationally acclaimed vendor providing Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management solutions with Integrated Medical Billing Services. SuccessEHS also provides Electronic Dental Record (EDR) and Dental Imaging solutions. Founded in 1995, SuccessEHS established itself as a leader in the emerging practice management applications market by delivering an innovative blend of clinical, operational and financial software paired with a suite of specialized integrated success services. SuccessEHS, entirely in-house developed and supported, has achieved multiple certifications from CCHIT.

SuccessEHS's SuccessEHS 6.1 is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR additionally certified for Child Health, with a 5-star usability rating.

SuccessEHS 6.1 is also 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The certification ID number is CC-1112-909422-1. The clinical quality measures certified include: NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0043, NQF 0031, and NQF 0034. The additional software used in testing includes Multum, SuccessEHS Patient Portal, ExitCare Patient Education, and Oracle. This certification neither represents an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services nor guarantees the receipt of incentive payments.