CMS Names Pulse Systems a Qualified PQRS Registry for 2014

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WICHITA, Kan., May 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading provider of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management solutions, announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has named Pulse's Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) a qualified registry for 2014. Pulse's PQRS Registry enables Eligible Professionals (EPs) to seamlessly report specific quality measures through the Pulse Complete EHR or PulsePro Practice Management solutions to earn incentive payments from CMS.

Pulse's PQRS Registry meets the requirements as outlined by CMS in the 2014 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and is able to report quality data to CMS, on behalf of individual Eligible Professionals, for the 2014 PQRS program year. The Pulse Complete EHR and PulsePro Practice Management solutions allow physicians to capture relevant quality data directly during routine documentation making it easier to qualify and submit for PQRS incentives allowed by the Medicare Part B reimbursement for covered professional services.

"We are very pleased that Pulse's PQRS Registry has again been named a qualified registry by CMS, which is a vital prerequisite for Eligible Professionals looking to improve their bottom lines and, more importantly, patient outcomes through evidence-based medicine," said Jeff Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Systems.

Although participation in PQRS is currently voluntary, CMS will apply a payment adjustment (penalty) of 2% in 2016, to Eligible Professionals who do not satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered professional services. Submission of quality data is tied to future pay-for-performance outcomes through the Value-Based Payment Modifier program which allocates a payment differential to Eligible Professionals under the Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule based upon the quality of care furnished.

The Pulse 2014 Edition ONC Certified, Complete EHR, version 4.2, is one of the most robust and customizable EHRs available and also includes all components for providers to meet meaningful use. PulsePro Practice Management is highly-flexible, capable of growing and shifting with a practice over time, and features revenue management, claims management and automated claims scrubbing, collection management, managed care contract administration, among others.

For more information about PQRS and Pulse Systems, please visit www.pulseinc.com.

About Pulse Systems, Inc:

Pulse provides certified, integrated, electronic healthcare management systems to thousands of providers across more than 40 specialties nationwide. Pulse's award-winning, interoperable technology platform includes easy-to-use, cost-efficient EHR, Practice Management, e-prescribing and Revenue Cycle Management solutions. Pulse is committed to helping our physician partners gain greater work flow efficiencies, reduce costs and achieve Meaningful Use incentives; all supported by our best-in-class client support, training and implementation services.

Pulse is part of the Cegedim Healthcare Software division, owned and operated by Cegedim, a global healthcare technology company. To learn more or to request a demonstration of Pulse's solutions, please visit us at www.pulseinc.com or call 1.800.444.0882, option 3.

About Cegedim:

Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries, life sciences companies, healthcare professionals and insurance companies. The world leader in life sciences CRM, Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,000 people in more than 80 countries and generated revenue of €902 million in 2013. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT:CGM).

To learn more, please visit:www.cegedim.com.

CONTACT: Samuel S. Ambrose Pulse Systems, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Tel.: 800.444.0882 x1240 Aude Balleydier Cegedim Media Relations Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 68 81

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