CMS Approves Cozeva Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) as a Qualified 2017 Registry

PALO ALTO, C.A., May 31, 2017–Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW), a visual analytics and actionable dashboard technology provider for health plans and risk-bearing entities, today announced that it has been qualified by the The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for the 2017 Quality Payment Program year. The Cozeva Qualified Clinical Data Registry was granted this CMS distinction following an extensive five-month self-nomination and attestation process. Cozeva Qualified Clinical Data Registry’s integrated, web-based service provides compliant reporting for improved quality, efficiency of care as providers shift to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The CMS Quality Payment Program enables individual eligible professionals and group practices to use objective feedback from reported data to assess and improve their quality of care. The CMS qualification allows the Cozeva Qualified Clinical Data Registry to report Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data on behalf of physicians and physician practices using the Eligible Professional (EP) option and Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) through a platform of data collection, editing and submission services. The Cozeva Qualified Clinical Data Registry supports 31 quality measures including Advancing Care Information and Improvement Activities category measures of MIPS and serves the primary care specialty-types and their varying clinical consultation and data-collection needs.
“Given the complicated task of navigating the CMS Quality Payment Program guidelines, we are very proud that the Cozeva Qualified Clinical Data Registry has earned this CMS distinction for our customers” said Shaibal Roy, CEO of Applied Research Works, Inc.. “Whether working directly with physician offices or partnering with their IT vendors, our secure, integrated, web-based solution seamlessly integrates with existing systems, including electronic health records, practice management systems and clearinghouses. This significantly simplifies the reporting process and allows practices to easily report on-time, prevent duplicate entries and receive feedback in near real-time. As a qualified Registry, we stand ready to bring our extensive quality expertise to our partners for the transition to MIPS quality reporting.”
The Quality Payment Program is the United States Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) take on further transitioning the healthcare industry from fee-for-service to value-based care. In October 2016, HHS issued its final rule with comment period implementing the QPP that is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. One of the major provisions of the QPP consolidates the current Medicare programs, PQRS, Value-Based Payment Modifier, and Meaningful Use, into a single reporting program. Cozeva QCDR’s intuitive registry provides the technology and support to meet all physician practices’ reporting needs for maximum reimbursement and actionable feedback to facilitate a more evidence-based approach to medicine. For more information on the Cozeva QCDR, please visit https://www.cozeva.com
About Applied Research Works
Applied Research Works, Inc. (ARW) is a health information technology and services company creating a new operating system for new value-based health care. Cozeva®, ARW’s flagship product, creates trust, transparency and accountability for open relationships between health plans, systems, physicians and the people they serve. Health plans entrusts Cozeva to execute their quality payment programs. Health systems taking on capitated risks, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), trust Cozeva to orchestrate their networks. Cozeva® is designed to support health plans and health systems in managing quality, cost and access with precision as performance risk at the provider level increases.
Cozeva’s platform combines cloud-based data analytics, a real-time metrics engine, submission services, provider dashboards that directly engage patients and caregivers, collaborative health records for chronic care and case management and secure health information exchange. It is the first product that is certified by NCQA, DirectTrust, EHNAC, ONC, PQA, Drummond, and IHA simultaneously.
For more information, visit www.cozeva.com.
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