TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/12 -- Vitera Healthcare Solutions, one of the nation's largest providers of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management software and services, today announced that Southaven Internal Medicine of Southaven, Mississippi, is the first practice in the United States to successfully submit the 2011 reporting period of Physician Quality Reporting Systems (PQRS) measures.
PQRS is a program that provides an incentive bonus to eligible providers who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services furnished to Medicare Part B beneficiaries. Vitera Intergy is an ONC-certified EHR solution that eligible providers may use to calculate, view and submit the report data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for this program.
Southaven Internal Medicine used Vitera Intergy with Practice Analytics to successfully submit 2011 PQRS measure data to CMS.
"Submitting the PQRS reports provides us with a true look into our quality of care for all Medicare patients for a variety of measures rather than a sampling, offering a much clearer picture of health outcomes for our patient population," said Magdi Wassef, a physician owner of Southaven Internal Medicine. "This is the future of reporting our care quality for all patients and is a very strong indicator of the care we provide to those we serve.
"The process of submitting data is extremely easy, taking just minutes, especially with the support of tools such as Vitera Practice Analytics," said Wassef.
Vitera Practice Analytics is a user-friendly clinical and business intelligence solution that can be utilized to deliver unparalleled access to information using intuitive financial and clinical dashboards and a simplified approach to ad-hoc report writing. Practice Analytics delivers the clinical and business intelligence to drive quality care for patients and financial performance for a practice.
"It's a great honor to be the vendor partner of such an innovative practice and to have helped Southaven Internal Medicine be the first in the country to report PQRS data for the 2011 reporting period.