NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), adding more than 700 new registry users in 2011 alone.)--Fresenius Medical Care Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Data Registry, Acumen PQRS™, is the largest nephrology-specific registry for the fourth consecutive year, according to the
“Acumen PQRS will continue to provide nephrologists with the best data registry for their practices”
“We are extremely proud of the success of Acumen PQRS over the last four years,” said Terry Ketchersid, M.D., vice president and medical officer for Fresenius Medical Care, overseeing the Acumen registry. “Acumen is the leader in providing support for nephrologists, and we take great pride in helping our customers meet the needs of their medical practices.”
As one of the nation’s largest CMS-qualified reporting services for physicians who participate in the federal government’s clinical quality reporting initiative, Acumen PQRS serves as a portal for reporting medical practice information to CMS.
The Physician Quality Reporting System is a program designed to elevate the quality of information reported by health care professionals. The program uses both incentives and penalties to ensure quality reporting. Beginning in 2015, participation in quality reporting will be required of all eligible professionals, enforced with a payment adjustment.
“Acumen PQRS will continue to provide nephrologists with the best data registry for their practices,” said Ketchersid. “We are committed to maintaining our level of excellence.”
Acumen PQRS has been a qualified CMS data registry since 2009.
Health IT Services Group was formed to develop and deliver intuitive software tools to assist nephrologists in the practice of medicine. The Acumen solution was designed by nephrologists and made available under an Internet-based service model. In December 2010, Acumen nEHR, version 6.0, was 2011/2012 ONC-ATCB Certified for Meaningful Use and is a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. HITSG, based in Brentwood, Tenn., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care North America. More information regarding Acumen and Health IT Services Group can be found at www.AcumenEHR.com.