FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE: MD) announced that its Quantum Clinical Navigation System®, a robust quality and outcomes data tool developed for its clinicians, has been certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR).
A QCDR is a new reporting mechanism available for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the CMS program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting of quality measures. CMS requires a very rigorous certification process to accept a quality data registry to be a QCDR.
“We are proud to be one of only a few anesthesiology QCDRs in the country to be designated as such by CMS,” said Katherine Grichnik, M.D., Director of Research, Education and Quality. “This certification provides a strong validation of the organizational commitment we’ve made to quality and outcomes data at MEDNAX.”
CMS qualified Quantum to report over thirty (30) performance metrics to be included in the QCDR.
The Quantum Clinical Navigation System was developed at Southeast Anesthesiology Consultants, which became part of MEDNAX in 2010.
More information can be found about Quantum on the Company’s website at www.mednax.com/why-mednax/health-it.
MEDNAX, Inc. is a national medical group comprised of the nation's leading providers of neonatal, anesthesia, maternal-fetal and pediatric physician subspecialty services. Physicians and advanced practitioners practicing as part of MEDNAX are reshaping the delivery of care within their specialties and subspecialties, using evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives and clinical research to enhance patient outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective care. Pediatrix Medical Group, a division of MEDNAX, was founded in 1979 and includes neonatal physicians who provide services at more than 370 neonatal intensive care units, and collaborate with affiliated maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care and other physician subspecialists to provide a clinical care continuum. Pediatrix is also the nation's largest provider of newborn hearing screens. American Anesthesiology, a division of MEDNAX, was established in 2007 and includes more than 2,400 anesthesiologists and advanced practitioners who provide anesthesia care to patients in connection with surgical and other procedures as well as pain management. MEDNAX, through its affiliated professional corporations, employs more than 2,675 physicians in 34 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to its national physician network, MEDNAX provides services to medical providers in over 40 states through two complementary businesses, consisting of a revenue cycle management company and a consulting services company. Additional information is available at www.mednax.com.
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