Meaningful Use Crystal Reports v1.10.4 now available

Dear Centricity™ Customers:

The Meaningful Use Crystal Reports that support Meaningful Use 2013 criteria have been updated to support Patient Level Detail. The package includes all changes from versions 1.10, 1.10.2, and 1.10.3. It updates all Functional Measures to display Patient Level Details when running the reports in Centricity Practice Solution v12.0 and Centricity EMR v9.8. We recommend that you run these patient level detail reports and save them for audit purposes.

For more details, please click here to reference the Meaningful Use Crystal Reports Release Notes for CPS and CEMR.

As a reminder, these reports are available to support the MU Flexibility rule finalized by CMS August 29, 2014, where some Eligible Professionals (EPs) may qualify to use alternate methods for attesting for Meaningful Use in 2014. Contact us at support@quatris.com  further details on the available flexibility options.

Sincerely,

Quatris Support Services

817.282.0300

support@quatris.com

 

Additional Meaningful Use Resources

December 24, 2014

We have recently released additional resources to help you make your final preparations to attest to Meaningful Use.

Service Pack 7 is now generally available. This release supports 14 additional Clinical Quality Measures (bringing the total of supported CQMs to 36), it includes PQRS updates to identify Medicare Part B patient visits, and it incorporates the MU Functional Measure changes originally available only through the Meaningful Use Update Patch.  Please email support@quatris.comand request to schedule your upgrade to 12.0.7 if you are not currently on this version.  Click here for the CPS 12.0.7 Service Pack Release Notes

GE published a revision to the Meaningful Use Workflow Info Sheet that describes new workflows and resolutions to help ensure you capture the appropriate data for calculations.

Finally, GE has released an updated version of the Meaningful Use User Guide for Centricity Practice Solution and Centricity EMR customers that will serve as your comprehensive resource for understanding how the measures are calculated and workflows that support these measures.

We hope you find these resources useful. We are committed to your success and are standing by to support you through your final phases of Meaningful Use 2014 preparation.

Sincerely,

Quatris Support Services

817.282.0300

support@quatris.com

Product Information Notice: Clinical Visit Summary

December 23, 2014

Dear Valued Centricity Customer,

We would like to make you aware of potentially unexpected behavior when attaching a clinical visit summary to a patient’s chart that, if not immediately addressed as instructed below, has the potential in limited cases to inadvertently lead to health information from one patient being available to another patient.

Users of Centricity Practice Solution 12.0.X or Centricity EMR 9.8.X should follow the instructions in this letter to determine if you have experienced this issue in the past.

We recommend that you upgrade to Service Pack 12.0.7 to ensure you avoid the situation in the future. Please contact Quatris Support Services at support@quatris.com  to schedule your upgrade to version 12.0.7.

Clinical Visit Summary Appending Incorrectly SPR 60572: In certain rare circumstances, a clinical visit summary (CVS) generated from within one patient’s open chart will append to another, previously-closed patient chart. This CVS could then be provided to the other patient, whether manually or automatically via secure message.

Recommended Actions:  GE has released a script that can identify the patients’ charts at risk of containing an incorrectly appended CVS. We recommend that you follow the steps in these Release Notes CVS Detection Script Release Notes to run the detection script or contact Quatris Support Services by emailing support@quatris.com to have the script ran for you.

We recommend that you examine any at-risk charts identified by the script for incorrectly appended summaries. If any are found, we suggest you:

(1) change the incorrect CVS to Filed in Error and

(2) retract any secure messages that may have delivered the summaries.

 

Please note: only some of the charts identified by the script will contain an incorrectly appended summary. You will need to run the detection script monthly and manually remediate any issues until you upgrade to a version where the situation is corrected.

If you would like Quatris to assist with running this script monthly until you upgrade to version 12.0.7 a case will need to be opened with our support services team.

***A fix (patch) is available for those on Service Pack 6, and the situation is corrected in Service Pack 7.

Contact Information If you have experienced this issue or have questions, please contact Quatris Support Services at support@quatris.com

 

Maintaining a high level of quality is our highest priority. If you have any questions, please contact us immediately per the contact information below.

Sincerely,

Quatris Support Services

817.282.0300

support@quatris.com

PQRS and Service Pack 7

Physician Quality Reporting or PQRS is a reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality information by eligible professionals. EPs satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule services furnished to Medicare Part B Fee-for-Service beneficiaries. Beginning in 2015, the program also applies a payment adjustment to EPs who do not satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered professional services.
PQRS is not Meaningful Use. While some of the requirements of the two programs align, the programs themselves are different and have separate payments and payment adjustments. Click here to download a PQRS Overview Fact Sheet from CMS outlining how to participate, reporting methods, selecting measures, incentive payments and adjustments and other helpful information. CMS has an entire section of their website devoted to PQRS.
If you will be participating in PQRS through any of the reporting options other than claims-based reporting, you must be on CPS 12.0.7 or EMR 9.8.7. If you have not yet scheduled an upgrade to Service Pack 7 and are planning on participating in PQRS, please contact Quatris today by emailing training@quatris.com.