Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) February 20, 2008
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) has selected healthcare software company Cielo MedSolutions to participate in a pilot program which tests direct electronic reporting of Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) quality data to CMS. Cielo MedSolutions is one of twelve finalists out of a field of thirty patient registry and electronic medical record (EMR) applicant companies.
Established in 2007, PQRI establishes a financial incentive for eligible professionals to participate in a voluntary quality reporting program. Eligible healthcare professionals who successfully report PQRI quality measures may earn an incentive of up to 1.5% of total allowed charges for covered Medicare physician fee schedule services. The CMS pilot program will assess software solutions and data submission formats to find ways to ease provider PQRI reporting and support the use of registries.
"We are very excited to be chosen as one of the PQRI study participants," said David Morin, president and CEO of Cielo MedSolutions. "Our customers have already seen how quick and painless Cielo Clinic makes quality reporting for a provider, practice or health system. We are thrilled more physicians will get to experience the benefits of our system through the PQRI pilot program."
About Cielo MedSolutions
Cielo MedSolutions (pronounced "see EL oh," Spanish for sky or heaven - http://www.cielomedsolutions.com) is a rapidly-growing provider of healthcare software and Web applications. Founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005, Cielo is pioneering a new category of healthcare IT known as clinical quality management systems (CQMS). The company's web-based Cielo Clinic™ supports disease registries, quality improvement, pay-for-performance and clinical integration initiatives, helping ambulatory care physicians to improve, document and report on clinical care.