JACKSON, Mich., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row it has been approved to be a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2017 reporting year via its company-developed MiraMed QCDR.
The implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to conform with the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation has created considerable confusion in the healthcare marketplace. The complexities of the QPP and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) have generated countless articles and partial solutions to answer this simple question, "What do I have to do for MACRA?"
"ABC has championed our clients' needs in practice management and compliance since our founding," states Tony Mira, President and CEO of ABC. "Our continued commitment to our clients is what differentiates ABC. CMS's approval of our QCDR is another representation of that commitment. We devote the time, resources and technology to allow our clients to remain at the forefront of adapting to changing legislation, rather than reacting to it when it is too late."
The 2017 MiraMed QCDR will be utilized for the Quality category of MIPS, as well as support for Improvement Activities (IA) and Advancing Care Information (ACI) category reporting. This enables ABC to support its clients in a more all-encompassing way than previous years and aligns to our MACRA MadeEasy platform.
"The expansion of the MiraMed QCDR to support our clients who are adopting MACRA allows for practices to remain focused on patient care," comments Bryan Sullivan, Chief Quality Officer at ABC. "Clinical providers can rest assured knowing that the complexity of MACRA is addressed by ABC. The ever-expanding requirements on providers create a challenging environment in which to balance quality, cost and clinical care. With the creation of MACRA MadeEasy, ABC has positioned itself to accommodate all practice profiles, which include support for traditional anesthesia, chronic pain and endoscopy practices, as well as other specialists around the perioperative area, such as surgeons."
The deployment of our registry as part of the MACRA MadeEasy solution provides the advantage of a QCDR created specifically with anesthesia in mind, allowing both MIPS and non-MIPS measures and a solution for every provider, regardless of their practice and facility situation. The question of what providers need to do for MACRA is answered by ABC in a clear voice . . . partner with ABC and you comply with MACRA.
Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), established in 1979, is the nation's largest billing and practice management company dedicated to the complex and intricate specialty of anesthesia and pain management. Let us help guide you through CMS's MACRA program by utilizing MACRA MadeEasy, our complete solution for MIPS compliance including our certified Qualified Clinical Data Registry that meets the Quality Payment Program requirements. Join the 3,000,000+ patients and 6,000+ anesthesia clinicians already reporting their performance through the MiraMed certified QCDR program. The heart of our perioperative suite of products is ABC's proprietary practice management software F1RSTAnesthesia. F1RSTClient, the premier client portal, allows clients' secure and seamless access to ABC's applications. F1RSTAnalytics, our powerful suite of dashboards and reports, provides "Insight at Your Fingertips" offering real-time data prowess and providing the data to aid in operating your anesthesia practice as an effective clinical organization and successful business. Our solutions provide accurate, prompt and complete billing and revenue cycle management. Our exclusive focus improves your cash flow and profitability. Visit ABC at: www.anesthesiallc.com.
Contact: Lori Imboden
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