MedAssurant Supports the American Gastroenterological Association’s Successful Submission of 2010 PQRS Quality Measure Data
BOWIE, Md., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MedAssurant, Inc., today announced its support of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) in the successful submission of 2010 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measure data through the AGA Digestive Health Outcomes Registry(TM). AGA member physicians are now using this powerful benchmarking and quality tool powered by MedAssurant to document and report pay-for-performance measures to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The AGA registry is designed to improve quality of care across the gastroenterological community, while simultaneously enabling AGA members to strengthen the business side of their medical practices. The registry also enables them to qualify for Medicare reimbursement bonuses by documenting and reporting basic patient data to PQRS.
“MedAssurant was pleased to support the AGA in its successful submission of 2010 PQRS quality measure data through the Digestive Health Outcomes Registry,” said Luis Gutierrez, Jr., senior vice president of pharmaceutical and life sciences operations at MedAssurant. “The AGA is a leading example of a specialty medical society providing value to its members while also improving care for patients through a robust data-sharing initiative. The AGA registry demonstrates how data-driven healthcare analytics can improve clinical outcomes and practice profitability without impacting productivity.”
Largest GI Data Registry
The AGA Registry is built on MedAssurant’s Medical Outcomes for Research on Economics and Effectiveness (MORE2) Registry(TM). One of the industry’s most sophisticated research datasets, the MORE2 Registry has enabled the AGA Registry to launch with an unprecedented depth and breadth of clinical insight – already including extensive data on more than 4 million colonoscopy screenings and nearly 300,000 IBD cases. The first two studies resulting from the AGA Registry have been accepted for presentation at Digestive Disease Week-2011 in Chicago.
The data allow for retrospective and prospective benchmarking, as well as a basis for immediate outcomes research. Participating practices can run comparative benchmarking reports after six months of data entry. For details, visit www.AGARegistry.org.
About the American Gastroenterological Association
The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include more than 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. For more information, please visit www.gastro.org.
About MedAssurant, Inc.
MedAssurant, Inc., is a leading technology-enabled healthcare solutions provider focused on the importance of healthcare data and its ability to drive dramatic, objective improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, care management and financial performance throughout the healthcare community. Proprietary healthcare datasets, aggregation and analysis capabilities, combined with a national infrastructure of leading-edge technology, clinical prowess and deep human resources, empower MedAssurant’s advanced generation of healthcare assessment and improvement through highly informed solutions. Driven by a mission to improve today’s healthcare landscape, the employees of MedAssurant proudly apply care, ingenuity and dedication to delivering a new approach to healthcare touching more than 100 million Americans – one driven by data and insight – one resulting in meaningful action. Please visit www.medassurant.com for more information.
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