CMS Approves Alpha II as a Qualified 2017 Registry
Alpha II’s integrated, web-based service provides compliant reporting for improved quality, efficiency of care as providers shift to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
Alpha II, LLC, a leading developer of software platforms, software-as-a-service and publications that support healthcare reimbursement, announced today that it has been qualified by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Registry for the 2017 Quality Payment Program year. The Alpha II Registry was granted this CMS distinction following an extensive five-month self-nomination and attestation process.
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 Alpha II 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 Alpha II Registry supports all quality measures for all measure groups, and serves all 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 Alpha II Registry has earned this CMS distinction for our customers, yet again,” said Jan Powell, CEO of Alpha II. “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.
Alpha II’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 Alpha II QPP Registry, please visit https://www.alphaii.com/Solutions/MIPSQPP.
About Alpha II
Alpha II’s software platforms, software as a service products and publications support coding, compliance, claims editing and revenue analysis for healthcare professionals, clearinghouses and government entities – both directly and through software developers. Beginning with the initial receipt of patient data through the final scrutiny of the payer’s remittance advice, Alpha II empowers precision across reimbursement processes. The company’s toolsets, data content and rules engines currently plug and play with electronic health record, practice management and hospital information systems to help their customers comply with the latest policies, standards and directives.
For more than 30 years, the Alpha II experienced healthcare professionals have worked together to gather, analyze, and interpret healthcare coding and billing rules and regulations.