IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) today proudly announced its agreement with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to deliver a no fee version of its CareSelectTM Imaging solution, known as ACR Select™ Basic, to enable compliance with the requirements of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), its associated AUC consultation requirements, and enable value-based imaging.
NextGen Healthcare selected ACR Select Basic as its exclusive solution to enable compliance for PAMA. “We are delighted to partner with National Decision Support Company, the leading trusted decision support partner, for compliance with PAMA,” said Justin Elliot, Senior Director of Product Management for NextGen Healthcare.
The no fee ACR Select Basic solution allows caregivers to consult Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) in their native EMR workflow when ordering Medicare advanced imaging services. The result of this partnership is the robust capability to deliver a comprehensive set of structured indications and AUC from multiple qualified provider-led entities, including the American College of Radiology, into a single delivery platform. This enables full compliance with all aspects of PAMA for caregivers who order Medicare advanced imaging services. The partnership places end users at the forefront of compliance and quality through complete coverage and ensures that providers find the correct clinical test for every advanced imaging exam. Availability at the point of care ensures that the order generated results in a payable claim. It also provides a rich educational tool for caregivers and patients.
“Today, Healthcare organizations are investing in the appropriate reporting tools in time for the January 1, 2018 deadline specified by CMS,” said Elliot. Through collaborative agreements and partnerships, NextGen Healthcare is committed to providing actionable data at the point of care for informed clinical decisions.
About National Decision Support Company
The National Decision Support Company provides enterprise-wide Clinical Decision Support solutions that enable more efficient and appropriate care, improve population health, and save money. Our CareSelect Imaging technology platform converts published guidelines from credible, compliant content sources into actionable decision support criteria delivered directly into the EMR workflow.
About ACR Select™ Basic
ACR Select Basic provides direct integration of imaging decision support into Ambulatory EHRs to deliver a comprehensive range of Appropriate Use Criteria for diagnostic imaging. AUC is sourced from qualified Provider Led Entities (qPLE) including the American College of Radiology. Criteria is delivered directly into the EHR workflow to provide actionable, PAMA compliant decision support in real time.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., helps ambulatory care organizations succeed in value-based care by empowering them to nurture measurably healthier patients and communities at a lower cost. It does this with deep clinical, financial, operational, and regulatory expertise, using consulting and educational services coupled with a robust technology portfolio of flexible, scalable, and cost-effective ambulatory solutions; including a certified EHR, practice management, interoperability, care management, patient engagement and population health management, analytics, e-transaction, and revenue cycle management solutions. For more information, visit www.nextgen.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
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