KaMMCO’s New QCDR Approval Eases CMS Quality Reporting Burden for Physicians

Physicians and clinicians in Kansas and across the nation have a trusted choice when reporting key components of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP). KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) has received notification that its Doctors Quality Reporting Network Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) application received the stamp of approval from CMS for 2018.

A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity that collects clinical data on behalf of clinicians for data submission. By achieving registry status, KHS’s Doctors Quality Reporting Network marries the collection of patient data and the submission of data in one entity for physicians. The Doctors Quality Reporting Network, sponsored by KHS, currently submits National Council on Quality Accreditation (NCQA) and ONC certified electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities (IA) to CMS. These measures are standardized and intended to provide reliable indicators of high quality patient care. The metrics cover management of chronic diseases, preventive care screening, use of appropriate medications, use of electronic medical records, patient engagement and overall cost of care reductions.

“The benefit to using KHS’s Doctors Quality Reporting Network is CMS submissions can be calculated using data directly extracted from the health information exchange (HIE), thereby decreasing the reporting burden,” said Laura McCrary, senior vice president of KHS. “We are pleased to support physicians and clinicians across the country. We want to help make the transition to value-based payments and quality reporting as efficient and as seamless as possible.”

To utilize KHS’s Doctors Quality Reporting Network, physicians and clinicians must be participating members in one of the following health information networks delivered in partnership with that state’s medical society: HealtheParadigm in Georgia; Carolina eHealth Network in South Carolina; CTHealthLink in Connecticut; OneHealthNewJersey; SHINE-Show Me Health Information Network of Missouri; HealthSYNC of Louisiana; or the Kansas Health Information Network.