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Alpha II Hosts June 24 Webinar on Integrating PQRS Functionality into EHR and Practice Management Systems

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha II, LLC, a leading developer of software platforms, software as a service and publications that support the healthcare revenue cycle, announced today a free webinar for electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) system vendors, billing companies and healthcare IT consultants. The session, titled "Facilitating Quality Compliance: The Value of Integrating PQRS Registry Functionality into Existing EHR and Practice Management Systems," is described below:

WHAT: Through the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides participating eligible physicians with objective and actionable feedback on quality-based measures in an effort to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare. With complex measurement options and penalties that change from one year to the next, understanding and meeting PQRS requirements can be an overwhelming task for your customers.

Because of this, many healthcare practices are leaning on the expertise and experience of their EHR and PM system partners to help carry this load in a more streamlined effort to remain compliant, receive meaningful use feedback, reduce penalties, and obtain maximum reimbursement.

WHO: Kathy Keene, President, Kathy Keene Consulting

Stacey LaCotti, Implementation and Sales Support, Alpha II

Shawna Flager, Development Integration Support, Alpha II

PQRS Healthcare Provider customers

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Interested attendees may register for the online webinar here or visit www.alphaii.com/Products/PQRS for more information.

WHY: Executives and administrative, operational, technical and sales management teams at electronic health record and practice management system vendors; administrative, operational, technical and sales leaders at billing companies and clearinghouses; and healthcare IT consultants will benefit from attending this webinar of PQRS program experts and end-users experienced with integrated PQRS registry solutions, as it will:

  • Provide an overview of PQRS and its implications for eligible professionals and group practices;
  • Educate EHR and PM system developers on the significance of streamlining the data collection and reporting process;
  • Underscore the revenue opportunities available by supporting existing provider networks with an integrated PQRS registry platform; and
  • Contribute real-world, best-practice examples that demonstrate the value and competitive advantages of a holistic approach to quality data collection.

About Alpha II

Alpha II's software platforms, software as a service products and publications support coding, compliance, claims editing and revenue analysis for healthcare professionals, clearinghouses and government entities – both directly and through software developers. Beginning with the initial receipt of patient data through the final scrutiny of the payer's remittance advice, Alpha II empowers precision across the revenue cycle. The company's toolsets, data content and rules engines currently plug and play with electronic health record, practice management and hospital information systems to help their customers comply with the latest policies, standards and directives.

For more than 30 years, the Alpha II experienced healthcare professionals have worked together to gather, analyze, and interpret healthcare coding and billing rules and regulations. Additional information can be found by visiting www.alphaii.com, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

CONTACT: Press contact: Dave Anderson Anderson Interactive 678-401-2991 dave@andersoni.com

Source: Alpha II