Electronic versions of a patient's information and medical history are the next step in the continued progress to strengthen the relationship between patients and their providers. The data and the timeliness and availability of that data will help clinicians and improve patient care by
Reducing the incidence of medical error through accurate and clear records;Making medical information available, thereby reducing test duplication and treatment delays while informing patients on how to make better personal health care decisions.
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
The 2006 Tax Relief and Health Care Act (TRHCA) requires the establishment of a quality reporting system. Physicians who satisfactorily report data on PQRS quality measures for covered services to Medicare beneficiaries can receive incentive payments.
Mountain-Pacific assists physicians and their facilities by helping to integrate the use of electronic health records and to report data on their quality of care. Through streamlining practices and participating in quality data reporting, health care facilities will provide better care, improve care coordination and better engage patients and their families.
For more information and resources regarding PQRS, visit the CMS website at https://www.cms.gov/PQRS/.
For practices working toward achieving meaningful use of electronic health records, visit www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/ for information about the CMS EHR Incentive Program.