Advanced Data Systems Announces Integrated Support for Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) in its Market-leading Medical Practice Automation Solutions

July 03, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Maywood, NJ - July 3, 2007 - Advanced Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of Practice Management systems serving over 35,000 physicians, today announced that its medical practice management systems are PQRI compliant. The Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), which is also referred to as "pay for performance," is program developed by CMS (Medicare) as a way of having medical practices report more detail on patient progress and outcomes simply by utilizing their practice management software as the vehicle for providing this enhanced data.

The benefit to practices adding PQRI codes to their submissions is that Medicare will pay up to an additional 1.5% of amounts reimbursed back to practices from the earliest PQRI starting date of July 1, 2007. Medicare will remit the additional amount to practices as a lump sum payment sometime during the month of July, 2008.
PQRI is a purely voluntary program. However, with the usage of PQRI codes integrated into ADS' systems, medical practices using the PQRI-compliant software will be able to easily derive the additional reimbursements.
Advanced Data Systems is providing the PQRI functionality to new and existing users of its software at no additional cost.

For more information about PQRI and how to use PQRI codes, please refer to www.cms.hhs.gov/pqri.

About Advanced Data Systems
Since 1977, Advanced Data Systems (ADS) has been providing automation solutions to medical practices of every size and specialty. Our suite of products includes MedicsDocAssistant⢠for Electronic Health Records, MedicsElite⢠and MedicsPremier⢠for Practice Management, and the MedicsRIS⢠for Radiology. These HIPAA and NPI compliant systems represent unified solutions to the medical practice. Several of our systems can often be obtained separately and then be interfaced to existing systems. Our solutions are produced by us. ADS is not second or third party vendor of other companiesâ products. Onsite Training and ongoing Support are provided by employees of ADS, and ADS Support also includes all updates and required changes at no additional cost to the client. ADS is a Microsoft⢠Gold Certified Business Partner, an IBM⢠Business Partner, and a Corporate Member of MGMAâ¢, PAHCOM⢠and RBMAâ¢. Over 35,000 physicians rely on automated systems from ADS. More information on our company and solutions can be seen at www.adsc.com.