JACKSON, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), a leading provider in billing and practice management for the anesthesia and pain management specialty, is pleased to announce the availability of its Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) through its parent company, MiraMed Global Services (MMGS). The QCDR is the next stage of the government’s transition to value-based payments and ABC working in tandem with MMGS, demonstrates their unified strong commitment for clients, the industry and compliance with these governmental quality programs.
“Payment models are getting even more complex and it is critical to have a specialized focus on areas that affect our client’s reimbursements such as the Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and QCDR,” comments Tony Mira, CEO of ABC and MiraMed Global Services. “Utilizing these sophisticated tools ensures compliance to these programs and allows our clients to focus on patient care and promoting other programs that surround them such as the Perioperative Surgical Home.”
The QCDR is a new mechanism for eligible professionals (EPs) to report data on their performance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS currently reimburses about one-third of anesthesia care in the United States and almost every practice derives a portion of its income from CMS. CMS has been at the forefront of responding to public demand for transparent reporting of healthcare quality from both hospitals and providers. This has led to steadily escalating requirements for performance reporting.
“We are proud to offer a solution geared towards our client’s workflows without adding undue burden,” says Bryan Sullivan, Chief Quality Officer. “By managing a QCDR, we are able to directly prepare our clients to meet these changing requirements without involving any third parties or slowing down the process. All billing, quality and compliance can be managed within a single organization to bring a more streamlined and financially viable solution to the market. We are happy to support billing clients of ABC as well as non-billing clients of ABC to our QCDR and look forward to the long partnership with the industry and government on these programs.”
Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC), established in 1979, is the nation’s largest billing and practice management company dedicated to the complex and intricate specialty of anesthesia and pain management. The heart of our perioperative suite of products is ABC’s proprietary practice management software F1RSTAnesthesia. Our newest tool is F1RSTClient, the premier client portal that allows clients’ secure and seamless access to ABC’s applications. F1RSTAnalytics, our powerful suite of dashboards and reports, provides “Insight at Your Fingertips” offering real-time data prowess and providing the data to aid in operating your anesthesia practice as an effective clinical organization and successful business. Our solutions provide accurate, prompt and complete billing and revenue cycle management. Our exclusive focus improves your cash flow and profitability. Visit ABC at: www.anesthesiallc.com.
Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, MiraMed Global Services stands as the premier global provider of business process outsourcing solutions to healthcare organizations nationwide. MiraMed partners with hospitals, health networks, physician practices and related industry service organizations to provide a broad portfolio of customizable solutions, uncover and capitalize on hidden financial opportunities, improve productivity and ultimately increase profits. MiraMed has offices in Jackson, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois, Portland, Oregon, Thousand Oaks, California, Dallas, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Greenville, South Carolina, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines.
MiraMed pairs healthcare industry experts with world-class processes, infrastructure and technology to deliver meaningful and measurable results. This proprietary model enables sustainable change by delivering a complete, customizable enhanced revenue cycle solutions devised to meet a client's own unique financial and organizational needs.