Philips Wellcentive’s recognition by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) brings broad quality reporting benefits across multiple payer programs.
Utilizing a QCDR for reporting allows practices to:
- Avoid PQRS payment adjustments
- Align reporting to multiple payers
- Submit quality measures beyond specific Medicare programs
- Report via the QCDR instead of through GPRO based on practice size
- Gain access to Philips Wellcentive’s measures library toward expanded and strategic quality reporting
In terms of measure types, practices can utilize QCDR reporting from the following measures categories, and select non-PQRS measures:
In addition, our QCDR recognition allows operation as a specialized registry within meaningful use, MSSP ACO and upcoming MACRA reporting.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is scheduled to begin in 2019 as the go-forward mechanism for broad CMS quality reporting.
MACRA features two reporting and payment tracks:
- Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
- MIPS has four reporting elements within it
- Quality, which bundles PQRS and the Value-based Modifier
- Meaningful Use
- Clinical Practice Improvements
- Resource Use
- Alternative Payment Models (APM)
- ACO, PCMH and other demonstration projects
As MACRA aligns quality reporting programs, submission and the ability for more frequent performance tracking, QCDRs provide a vehicle for strategic and streamlined workflows and reimbursement capture.
CMS maintains a list of credited QCDRs, which can be accessed here.