DETROIT, June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced that it is hosting two webinars to help healthcare professionals, offices and systems benefit from submitting for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS, formerly known as PQRI) reimbursements.
The first webinar, beginning today, June 20, 2013, and offered several times again, will illustrate how easy it is to receive reimbursements and avoid penalties in 2015 by reporting this year with Covisint. The second webinar, on July 15, 2013 only, is specifically designed to assist those new to the PQRS submission process.
Covisint's PQRS submission program offers insight into ACO reporting due to the overlap in chronic disease and preventive care measures. Covisint is a national leader in PQRS submissions with a 90 percent-plus PQRS customer retention rate. The company simplifies the PQRS process through easy-to-understand data collection forms and an intuitive online web application. With Covisint, there are no complicated coding systems, charge capture changes or expensive manual processes.Covisint helps care providers receive millions of dollars in PQRS incentives by offering relevant measures groups that minimize the burden of PQRS data collection and reporting through a simple, fast and proven system. In addition to avoiding the 1.5 percent penalty in 2015 (based on 2013 submissions), eligible physicians can earn an additional 0.5 percent of total estimated Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) allowed charges for the reporting year. Covisint works for PQRS eligible providers, ranging from rural, single-physician practices to large, multi-specialty groups to hospitals and integrated networks choosing group reporting options (GPRO). Covisint offers both electronic and paper data collection methods and can easily assist providers of any technical sophistication. Additionally, with Covisint, practices are not required to have an electronic medical/health (EMR/EHR) system already in place.