Wolters Kluwer Sees 75% Jump in ProVation MD GIQuIC Registry Reporter Sales as GI Quality Reporting Climbs

Projects 87% Year-Over-Year Increase in FY2016 for Quality Reporting Tool

June 7, 2016 - The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced 75% growth in ProVation® MD GIQuIC Registry Reporter licensing for fiscal year 2015 - a clear indication that the gastroenterology specialty is rapidly adopting quality reporting. A total of 446 facilities have licensed the reporting tool that automates and streamlines data submission to the Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC) registry. The company projects year-over-year growth of 87% for 2016.

Quality reporting is a crucial element of several Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provider reimbursement programs, including:

  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
  • Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program
  • Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3 Final Rule for Meaningful Use

"While some medical specialties are lagging in quality reporting, GI professionals are embracing it as a strategy for improving population health and maintaining optimal reimbursement revenue," said Irving Pike, MD, FACG, FASGE, Director and President of the GIQuIC Board. "With a fast growing number of gastroenterologists submitting to CMS via its qualified clinical data registry, GIQuIC provides a vital mechanism for meaningful GI quality measure benchmarking and reporting."

GIQuIC is a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for PQRS and a specialized reporting registry for Modified Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use. While gastroenterologists have the option of reporting through approved quality registries or directly to CMS, failure to report will result in reduced reimbursements.

More than 500 facilities and 4,000 physicians submit data to GIQuIC and the registry recently surpassed 3 million colonoscopy records in its database. Approximately half of GIQuIC data submissions to date have come from physicians and facilities using ProVation MD.

"As many healthcare organizations struggle to navigate the transition to quality-based reimbursement, we are taking a lead role in helping them succeed by delivering tools to automate and streamline the collection, processing and submission of procedure data to approved quality registries," said David A. Del Toro, President and CEO of Clinical Software Solutions at Wolters Kluwer. "By simplifying the reporting process for our customers, ProVation MD helps them participate in quality-based reimbursement programs that protect their financial stability while improving patient care and outcomes."

The only structured reporting and coding solution that provides clinically relevant, intuitive software for more accurate and complete documentation of procedures, ProVation MD Gastroenterology allows physicians to effectively capture robust detail from even the most complex procedures. It then automatically generates clear, complete procedure notes and appropriate reimbursement codes - quickly, easily and without dictation.

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