Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth Inc., which offers outsourced physician billing/collections services and practice management/electronic health records software, has a new program to help primary care physicians meet "medical home" standards of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
NCQA has a recognition program that attests a physician has met certain criteria for offering a Patient-Centered Medical Home practice. Some insurers reimburse at higher rates for physicians receiving the recognition.
Athenahealth worked with NCQA to develop the vendor's new Patient-Centered Medical Home Accelerator Program.
Physicians need to amass 85 points to achieve Level Three recognition--the highest level--and can receive a minimum of 19 points for using the vendor's electronic health records system. Other vendor services in the program include pre-populated reports for NCQA medical home applications; automated quality data collection, tracking and reporting; and identifying payers that subsidize the cost of recognition.
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