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CMS Approves Arcadia Analytics as a 2018 Qualified Clinical Data Registry for MIPS


Arcadia will be able to submit MIPS quality measure data to CMS for the
2018 performance period, alleviating the administrative burden for
Arcadia customers
announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) has evaluated and approved Arcadia to be a 2018 Qualified Clinical
Data Registry (QCDR). Arcadia customers will be able to use Arcadia
Analytics to submit quality data directly to CMS for the Merit-based
Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2018 performance period.

All Arcadia Analytics customers using Data Connect, Arcadia's
proprietary technology for extracting and aggregating EHR and claims
data sources, will be able to use Arcadia Analytics to submit data to
CMS for their selected MIPS quality measures. Arcadia Analytics supports
all Quality Payment Program (QPP) registry-eligible measures, and is one
of only a handful of population health management vendors to have
obtained CMS QCDR approval.

MIPS was established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
of 2015 and is intended to reward Medicare physicians and other
clinicians for providing better care. Participating providers are
evaluated on four performance categories, including quality of care, and
are required to submit supporting data at the close of the performance

"For many healthcare organizations, documenting and submitting detailed
quality performance information can be a significant effort, pulling
quality staff away from clinical improvement initiatives. It was
important to us to become a QCDR to help our customers alleviate the
administrative burden associated with MIPS," explained Michael Gleeson,
chief analytics officer at Arcadia. "Our customers will be able to
report performance information to CMS using the same high-quality
foundation of aggregated data that powers all of their population health

Healthcare providers participating in MIPS have four options for data
submission, including qualified registries and QCDRs. Both qualified
registries and QCDRs collect clinical data from clinicians (both
individuals and groups) who participate in MIPS and submit that data to
CMS on their behalf for MIPS reporting. However, the QCDR is not limited
to measures within the QPP, meaning that Arcadia can create custom
measures and submit them to CMS for approval. This means that Arcadia
can work with specialty practices to develop and report on measures
better geared to their needs.

"Being a QCDR means that we can design and submit custom measures for
our customers," said Lauren McNamara, product manager for performance
analytics at Arcadia. "We offer hundreds of standard measures developed
by industry measure stewards, which have reliable and well-vetted
measure specifications, but we also thought it was important to be a
QCDR to have flexibility to support our customers as needed."

Arcadia offers standard integrations for over 40 physical and behavioral
health EHRs, pairing detailed clinical data with claims-based data to
give heterogeneous healthcare organizations a comprehensive view of
population health. Arcadia Analytics supports over 400 quality measures
for federal, state, and commercial programs, with intuitive dashboards
that make it easy for quality improvement teams to prioritize clinical
initiatives and make care gap data actionable at the point of care. For
more information on how Arcadia Analytics enables performance on MIPS,

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is a population health management company, specializing in data
aggregation, analytics, and workflow software for value based care. Our
customers achieve financial success in their risk-sharing contracts
through Arcadia's focus on creating the highest quality data asset,
pushing expertly derived insights to the point of care, and supporting
administrative staff with data when and where they need it with
applications including care management and referral management. Arcadia
has off-the-shelf integration technology for more than 40 different
physical and behavioral health EHR vendors, powered by machine learning
that combs through variations in over 35 million longitudinal patient
records across clinical, claims and operational data sources. Arcadia
software and outsourced ACO services are trusted by some of the largest
risk bearing health systems and health plans in the country to improve
the bottom line. Founded in 2002, Arcadia is headquartered outside
Boston in Burlington, MA, with offices in Seattle, Pittsburgh, and
outside Chicago in Rockford, IL.

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