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Greenway Medical Technologies Supports Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative

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Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative

Greenway Medical Technologies announced that its flagship EHR solution, PrimeSuite, integrates all 74 quality measures set forth in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Set into effect by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act signed by the President on December 20, 2006, PQRI establishes a financial incentive for physicians to participate in the quality reporting program that consists of 74 measures that will be used to better enhance the quality and delivery of healthcare in America. Physicians can voluntarily report the measures on claims service performed between July 1 and December 31, 2007 and earn a bonus payment for work that is covered by Medicare fee schedule services up to 1.5 percent of the total charges.

To best accommodate its customers and increase their return on investment (ROI) through the usage of healthcare information technology (HIT), Greenway(R) has integrated all of the PQRI quality measures into PrimeSuite, which allows its customers to receive the maximum reimbursement benefits simply by following their standard daily patient care workflow. PrimeSuite's inherent clinical, financial, and administrative functionality ensures that it remains on the cutting-edge of point-of-care EHR technology.

"We have long been advocates for increased incentives for EHR users and fully-support all public and private pay-for-performance and pay-for-reporting initiatives," said Tommy Green, CEO and chairman of Greenway Medical Technologies. "Whether we are testifying before Congress or promoting on a local level, we cannot state enough the importance of offering benefits to physicians who invest in leading HIT and EHR technology to improve their practices."