DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bivarus, a patient-centered analytics company, announced today the availability of its new qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), the Structured Assessment of the Patient Experience (SAPE) QCDR. Now, health care organizations can improve the patient experience with meaningful, actionable data while satisfying Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements.
QCDRs were introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a reporting mechanism in 2014. QCDRs complete collection and submission of data for PQRS quality measures on behalf of providers so they can meet the criteria for satisfactorily participating in 2015 PQRS; they also provide an opportunity to collect specific data for multiple payers, not only Medicare, that can help to improve clinical performance.
The SAPE QCDR, powered by Bivarus, satisfies PQRS requirements for QCDRs by recording performance based on patient feedback completed in near-real time. In addition, the SAPE QCDR has three distinct advantages over other reporting mechanisms:
- The SAPE QCDR is not clinically specific, making it perfect for eligible professionals in multi-specialty groups
- The SAPE QCDR truly captures the patient experience via patient-reported data
- The SAPE QCDR is easy to implement
“The majority of QCDRs currently available have been developed for specific clinical specialties, such as anesthesiology, radiology or oncology. If your practice encompasses different specialties, multiple QCDRs must be integrated into your system, incurring large fees and cumbersome reporting structures,” observed Dave Levin, CEO of Bivarus. “With the Bivarus SAPE QCDR, the same registry format is used for all clinical subspecialties, and clients can customize report outcomes by individual provider, department, specialty or organization.”
With the SAPE QCDR, all patients are asked to provide feedback via email or SMS following their health care experience. As a result, there is greater potential to provide a better picture of the overall quality of care as well as implement data-backed CQI initiatives. In addition, SAPE QCDR is a cloud-based system requiring only minimal integration with an EHR for provider information.
To learn more about how PQRS applies to you and your practice, access our free whitepaper. For an overview on how the SAPE QCDR compares to clinically specific registries available on the market, download our additional whitepaper resource.
For more information on new policies proposed by CMS regarding modifications to quality reporting initiatives, including the PQRS, refer to https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-07-08.html.
Bivarus brings an entirely new science of measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics and large group practices. As consumerism and value-based purchasing gains traction, measuring and improving care delivery and service operations — from the patient’s perspective — has become one of the top priorities of the health care system. Bivarus is at the forefront of providing a cloud-based analytics platform for transforming patient-centered data into actionable insights impacting organizational and provider performance. With Bivarus, health care organizations can more easily monitor CQI initiatives as well as improve care coordination, team performance and service operations. For more information, please visit bivarus.com.