Free Quatris Health Webinars- Spring into Learning!

March 24, 2017

Spring into Learning with Our Free Trainings

Quatris Health offers FREE webinars on select Wednesdays from 11-12 central to help you feel comfortable and confident navigating Centricity and Quality Reporting.

Join us at one of our upcoming webinars to expand your knowledge or learn some new tips and tricks!

Below you will find links to register for our upcoming Webinar Wednesdays.  Even if you are not able to attend the live sessions we encourage you to register as we will be recording the sessions and by registering you will automatically receive the presentation materials and a link to watch the recording at your leisure.

Upcoming Webinar Wednesdays: 

April 12th

QPP Scoring

Please join us for a 1 hour session where we will review Quality Payment Program scoring components for 2017. We will provide scoring examples, give you an opportunity to try your hand at scoring, and give ample time for your questions related to scoring.

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April 26th

GE CEDI Claims Rejections

Please join us for a 1 hour session where we will discuss GE CEDI claims rejections. Common GE CEDI claims rejections will be presented. Time will be allotted for questions.

Register Now!

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New MIPS Webinar Series: Quality Quickies

March 21, 2017

Good Afternoon,

Quatris is excited to introduce a new webinar series for those of you entering the new era in Quality Payment Programs in transitioning from Meaningful Use and PQRS to MIPS in 2017.   We have titled this webinar series, “Quality Quickies” and that is just what we intend them to be; these FREE sessions will be 15 – 30 minutes in length giving you pertinent information and resources to your most frequently asked questions on MIPS in 2017.

Below you will find links to register for the first 6 webinars in the series.  Even if you are not able to attend the live sessions we encourage you to register as we will be recording the sessions and by registering you will automatically receive the presentation materials and a link to watch the recording at your leisure.

Quality Quickies: QPP At-A-Glance; Introduction

Wed, March 29, 11 am CDT

Join us for an introduction to the Quatris “QPP At-A-Glance” Document for supporting MIPS in 2017

Quality Quickies: QPP ACI Component

Wed, April 19, 11 am CDT

Join us for a quick overview of the Advancing Care Information (ACI) tab of the QPP At-A-Glance document and the requirements of ACI for MIPS in 2017.

Quality Quickies: QPP Quality Component

Tue, April 25, 11 am CDT

Join us for a quick overview of the Quality tab of the QPP At-A-Glace document and the requirements of Quality for MIPS in 2017.

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EMPA Webinar Thursday, March 9

March 8, 2017

Dear Quatris customer,

We’d like to invite you to attend a GE webinar about a new offering, Electronic Medication Prior Authorization (EMPA), on Thursday, March 9.

Clinical teams collectively spend more time on average dealing with prior authorizations than any other interaction with health plans..[1] EMPA helps increase efficiency by reducing the time your practice spends on medication prior authorizations and helps enhance care quality by expediting the approval process for patients. One practice who participated in the EMPA limited availability program saved their nurses over 10 hours per prescribing provider in the first three days.2

Register for Thursday’s webinar to learn more.

Save time with EMPA

DATE: March 9, 2017
TIME: 2:00PM-3:00PM EST | 11:00AM-12:00PM PST

Webinar Registration Link

Once finalized, the recording will be posted to the GE Service Portal and we will provide a link to it on Podio.

We hope you will join us and learn more about this exciting new product offering.

Regards,

Quatris Health

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[1] Health Affairs, Volume 28 No4 w533. July/August 2009: “What Does it Cost Physician Practices to Interact with Health Plans?”

2  Source: Allergy ARTS, 2016.

Press Release – Quatris Health Announces Acquisition of HealthSystems

March 2, 2017

Quatris Health Announces Acquisition of HealthSystems

BEDFORD, TX – March 1, 2017 – Quatris Health (“Quatris”), a provider of specialized healthcare software and database solutions, as well as hosting, software maintenance and support services for small and medium sized physician practices, announced today that it has acquired Atlanta based HealthSystems.  Quatris, a portfolio company of Seaport Capital, is the largest indirect channel provider of services, products and software maintenance for GE Healthcare’s Centricity Practice Solution to small and medium sized physician practices. The senior HealthSystems management team, Maurice Rosenbaum and Larry Stoumen, invested in the transaction and will remain with Quatris going forward. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We believe that Quatris and HealthSystems are a great fit for each other,” said Quatris CEO Mark Spates. “Maurice and Larry have built a company with an impressive roster of customers and a tremendous organization to support those customers.  With the combination of Quatris Health’s and HealthSystems’ proprietary software and expert services, our physicians will have direct access to the full range of cutting edge solutions available to Centricity users.  We aim to exceed expectations for all our customers so that those practices continue to have a foundational IT solution that keeps pace with our ever-changing industry”

“We believe Quatris provides an excellent solution for our customers,” said HealthSystems CEO Maurice Rosenbaum. “Our two organizations have known each other for a number of years and Quatris has a very similar philosophy to HealthSystems – the importance of our customers and the singular focus of providing the best product and service experience.  We look forward to maintaining and growing that level of support in the future for all our customers and are enthusiastic about working with the Quatris team going forward.”

Seaport Capital Partner Bob Tamashunas agreed, saying, “The HealthSystems acquisition provides added scale for Quatris as the company pursues additional growth initiatives.  Quatris’ management team, strong service oriented organization, relationships with its technology partners and industry reputation will continue to provide a foundation for the company to grow in the future.”

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ezAccess Patient Portal Updates

February 20, 2017

Good Afternoon ezAccess Patient Portal Customers,

This communication applies only to those customers using the ezAccess Patient Portal. If you do not have a patient portal or use another portal vendor, this message is not applicable.

Due to changes in the Secure Messaging Objective 9 for Quality Reporting, ezAccess Patient Portal has released a new build and has begun proactively upgrading all customers. Watch for 5 Meaningful Minutes and MIPS TIPS communications for updates on specific changes.

Please take a moment to ensure you have your Update settings completed in ezAccess to ensure you are notified about this and all future ezAccess updates:

–   Sign into the ezAccess Patient Portal
–   Options > Support Options > Click Here to modify Update Mode
–   Complete the name, phone, and email address for the contact person to      receive notifications about portal upgrades
–   Click Update

If you have questions about your ezAccess Patient Portal, please reach out to our support team at support@quatris.com, via phone at 817-282-0300 option 2, option 2, or on our support portal.

Best Regards,

Quatris Support

GE Customer State of the Union March 7, 2017

February 17, 2017

Dear Centricity Customers,

GE will be hosting the next Customer State of the Union webinar on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Jon Zimmerman, Vice President and General Manager, Value-Based Care Solutions, and Chad Dodd, General Manager, Ambulatory Practice Solutions will be hosting the event scheduled to cover the following topics:

–   Quality Updates

–   Innovation Updates, including Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)     and Electronic Medication Prior Authorization (EMPA)

–   Regulatory Updates, including MIPS and ONC 2015

Customer State of the Union

DATE:  March 7, 2017
TIME:   2:00PM-3:00PM EST | 11:00AM-12:00PM PST

Webinar Registration Link

Registration is required to join the event. The audio will be broadcast over the internet. GE will record the meeting and post it to the GE Service Portal and we will provide a link via our Podio page for those who cannot attend live. We hope you will join us and GE for this event.

Regards,

Quatris Health

5 Meaningful Minutes – February 6, 2017

February 7, 2017

Good Afternoon,

CMS has extended the attestation deadline for providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to Monday, March 13, 2017.

If you are participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, please refer to your state deadline for attestation information.

Attestation Tools

·   Quatris Meaningful Use Attestation Webinar Recording and Slides available on Podio Here

·   CMS Registration and Attestation System

·   CMS Attestation User Guide for Eligible Professionals  This guide provides step-by-step screen shots of the attestation website and process along with tips and tricks.

·   CMS EP Attestation Worksheet This worksheet allows you to log your meaningful use measures to use as a reference when working on the CMS attestation system.

Attestation Considerations Regarding CQMs

If you are a customer participating in PQRS or the GE QSS program, you may consider submitting your CQMs manually with your Meaningful Use attestation rather than choosing the option to submit electronically. For 2015, some providers had to wait for CMS to complete processing PQRS submissions (Q3) before receiving their MU incentive payment. While we are uncertain how this will play out for 2016, this is something we wanted you to be aware of.

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CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission

February 7, 2017

Dear Quatris customers,

We wanted to pass along this important deadline extension from CMS to all our potential 2016 PQRS reporting customers.

Quatris supports EHR Direct submissions via QRDA download from CQR and DSV submissions via the QSS program available from GE. Note that at this time the deadline with GE for participation in the QSS program has passed.

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CMS Extends Deadline for 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Submission

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the EHR reporting mechanism. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), PQRS group practices, qualified clinical data registries (QCDRs), and qualified EHR data submission vendors (DSVs) now have until March 13, 2017 to submit 2016 EHR data via QRDA. The original submission deadline was February 28, 2017.

A complete list of 2016 data submission timeframes is below:

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January Incremental KB Update

February 1, 2017

Dear Centricity Practice Solution Customer,

The January 2017 Incremental Knowledgebase is now available for download on the GE Service Portal. If you are a Quatris hosted customer, Quatris will be performing the KB update for you over the upcoming days.

The January 2017 update is an incremental release. You must install the December 2016 Full Update before installing this one. This update contains the following updated clinical information for Centricity Practice Solution 2006, v9.x, v10.x, v11.x, and v12.x

–   The latest medication interaction data for CPS 12.x (before installing this update, you need to back up  your immunization and Med Admin custom lists. See release notes for details).
–   Formularies
–   Formulary Editor medication updates
–   Medication reference and interaction information
–   Changes/additions to RxNorm and Dose Checking reference tables

Please refer to the January KB Release notes for a full description of contents, fixed issues, known issues, and workarounds.

Best Regards,

Quatris Support

MIPS Tips – January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

Good Afternoon!

Welcome to 2017 and our first email blast specific to MIPS. We are shifting gears from our 5 Meaningful Minutes and calling these communications MIPS Tips and we hope you find value in the information we have included here.

We need to proceed with the assumption that everyone is educated on the program basics of MIPS. If you are not, CMS has put together a really helpful Quality Payment Program website to get you started. The important take-away is that you will be impacted by this program if you meet the requirements and if you see Medicare Part-B patients because it changes the way you will reimbursed. It is not an “incentive” program, it will adjust your future payments on your Medicare charges: either negatively, neutral, or positively.

A great basic overview webinar from Quatris is available HERE and the accompanying slides are attached to this email. If you are looking for a deeper dive, GE posted the slides and recording of their Clinical Quality Planning and Preparation: 2016 Reporting, MACRA/MIPS and Data Management webinar on the GE Service Portal.

Pick Your Pace Reporting Period

The good news is there are 4 options for how you participate in 2017 (but only 3 good ones!), and there is really no excuse for every Quatris EMR customer to not meet at least the Test requirements.

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