National Press Release** Medicare-Approved QCDR Registry Partners with Feds Tackling Opioid Issue
The opioid issues facing our nation are at an all-time high. Patient360 has partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a federally Qualified Registry for over a decade and a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for the last two years. Providers demonstrating high-quality care while detecting and correcting diversion and aberrant behavior are keys to clinically addressing this opioid crisis.
Controlled substances, while receiving disparaging media coverage, have a place in today’s healthcare marketplace. The absence of optimal diagnostics encompassing risk mitigation via proven, methodical, and well-monitored programs are often the cause of abuse and patient mismanagement.
Founding Patient360 partner, Dr. Doug Jorgensen, had this to say: “In working with Medicare to create quality measures surrounding proper pain management, Patient360 helps providers and patients in our communities. Patient360 met last week with CMS representatives to create a new measure that will make controlled substance agreements uniform and positively impact care delivery.” Using these agreements helps stop “doctor shopping” by patients and prevents early and/or multiple refills. This sort of initiative holds patients and providers accountable for proper prescribing and ongoing monitoring.
Dr. Jorgensen states further, “Proper risk mitigation proves compliance while protecting legitimate practices, patients, and the larger community from the negative effects of addiction. Patient360 helps patients and doctors optimally manage pain while detecting and correcting diversion of legitimate prescriptions. Medicare recognizes this void and welcomes collaboration with firms like Patient360. We are pleased it is so timely in light of the national opioid issues.”
Patient360 is proud to have helped our clients achieve 99.99% success rate. Each year Patient360 works to help clients optimize performance and, more importantly, identify how to improve patient care.
Partnering with the Maine Osteopathic Association, (Patient360’s QCDR steward,) the QCDR measures positively impact the quality of care provided and every day improve patient safety. Patient360’s support of a multifaceted risk mitigation program is a cornerstone of the company’s work product. Drawing on work with the FBI, DEA, DOJ, and tens of thousands of medical record audits, Patient360 is setting the quality bar in the worlds of pain medicine, pain management, and addiction recovery.
Patient360 is one of the longest operating Qualified Registries and has been certified by CMS for over a decade. Patient360 is a physician-owned and operated registry that help practices improve quality, increase payment from payer incentives, and avoid negative payment adjustments from CMS. As a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Patient360 specializes in Pain Medicine, Pain Management, Orthopedic, Neuromuscular and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Chiropractic, Physiatry, Physical and Occupational Therapy Podiatry, and Sport Medicine.