Wichita, KS – September 4, 2012 Pulse, an industry-leading vendor of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management solutions, announced today it has achieved Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Qualified Registry status. PQRS is a voluntary individual reporting program that provides an incentive payment to eligible professionals (EPs) who report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services. EPs who do not participate in PQRS in 2013 will face a 1.5% payment reduction from Medicare beginning in 2015.
To become a qualified PQRS Registry, Pulse completed a thorough vetting process. This process affirmed the abilities of the Pulse PQRS Qualified Registry to: 1) accurately measure all required PQRS data elements; 2) calculate the requisite flows and algorithms used in PQRS reporting; and 3) transmit all required information in the requisite file format (XML). These features provide Pulse customers with the following:
- Convenient user interface
- Provider registry registration
- Measure selection assistance
- Qualified patient identification
- Real-time reports reporting and performance percentages
- Easy data submission to CMS
Pulse PQRS Qualified Registry features allow Pulse customers to easily report PQRS measures and receive stimulus money beyond Meaningful Use.
Basil Hourani, CEO and President of Pulse, states, “Providing our clients with additional, unique services such as an integrated PQRS Qualified Registry really captures what Pulse is about: providing complete practice workflow solutions. It is great to learn that our clients have received thousands of dollars because of the Pulse Registry.”
Pulse supports ambulatory physician offices through software that seamlessly integrates clinical, financial and
administrative processes into one comprehensive solution. Pulse’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice
Management solutions optimize productivity throughout your practice, allowing your organization to provide
outstanding care at a lower cost. Pulse has been a force in the industry in the U.S. for over a decade and is
strongly supported by our parent company, Cegedim. To learn more, please visit :www.pulseinc.com.
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field.
Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and
databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries, life sciences companies, healthcare
professionals and insurance companies. The world leader in life sciences CRM, Cegedim is also one of the
leading suppliers of strategic healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,200 people in more than 80 countries
and generated revenue of €911 million in 2011. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: CGM).
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