Integrated, web-based service provides
compliant reporting for improved quality, efficiency of care
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – May 8, 2015 – Alpha II, LLC, a leading developer of software platforms, software as a
service and publications that support the healthcare revenue cycle, announced today that it has been qualified
by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Registry
for the 2015 PQRS program year. The Alpha II Registry was granted this CMS distinction following an extensive
five-month self-nomination and attestation process.
The CMS PQRS Program
enables individual eligible physicians 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 –
formerly listed as MEGAS, LLC – to report PQRS data on behalf of physicians and physician practices using the Group
Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) through a platform of data collection, editing and submission services and assures
users that the registry is compliant with requirements outlined by CMS in the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule.
The Alpha II Registry supports all quality measures and all measure groups and is customizable for all specialty-types
and their varying clinical consultation and data collection needs.
“We are very proud that for the second year in a row, the Alpha II Registry has earned this CMS distinction,” says
Jan Powell, CEO of Alpha II. “While the CMS PQRS Program provides valuable feedback in order for physician practices
to improve the quality and efficiency of care they deliver, the guidelines can be complicated and quite an undertaking
alongside practicing medicine. Our secure, web-based registry not only works directly with physician offices, but also
seamlessly integrates with existing systems, including electronic health records (EHR), practice management (PM) systems,
and clearinghouses. This significantly simplifies the reporting process and allows practices to easily report on-time,
prevent duplicate entries and receive feedback near real-time.”
Previously, the PQRS Program was an incentivized program to encourage eligible practices to satisfactorily report
data on specific quality measures for covered professional services. This year, however, CMS will instead apply
negative payment adjustments to all eligible physicians who do not satisfactorily report.
“While the PQRS program is still considered optional for eligible practices, those who do not participate or meet
the reporting requirements for the 2015 reporting year, will be penalized up to two percent of their reimbursement
payments in 2017,” Powell adds. “Our intuitive registry, along with our team’s extensive experience with the PQRS
Program, provides the technology and support to meet any and 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 PQRS Registry, please visit PQRS page.
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 the revenue cycle. 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. Additional information
can be found by visiting www.alphaii.com, Twitter,
LinkedIn and YouTube.
Dave Anderson | Anderson Interactive | 678-401-2991 |