SaferMD Announces Unique Radiology Practice Reporting System Registry
Called ‘ PQRS Made Simple’ & Test Results Communications Auditing
NEW YORK, November 15 (PRNewswire)—SaferMD, LLC, a patient-safety organization and neutral third-party auditor of medical communications, today announced its unique PQRS reporting system created specifically for radiologists.
The system easily allows radiologists to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which is why SaferMD’s reporting system is called “PQRS Made Simple.”
As the patent-pending brainchild of radiologist and SaferMD founder and Managing Member Dr. Brian Gale, MD, MBA, “PQRS Made Simple” demonstrates SaferMD’s reputation for increasing patient safety by helping healthcare providers comply with new communications standards, thereby decreasing communication failures that injure patients and cost more than $6 billion annually in malpractice in the United States.
“CMS’ PQRS measures how well any medical provider has complied with best practices,” said Dr. Gale, “and requires each provider to report on at least nine quality metrics annually, lest they risk having their Medicare payments reduced. Our ‘PQRS Made Simple’ registry focuses on radiology-specific measures, including ‘Critical result: pulmonary embolism,’ ‘Urgent result protocol’ and ‘Result follow-up protocol.’”
Dr. Gale notes that starting in 2018, providers’ Medicare payments can increase by as much as 30 percent if they both report to PQRS and perform well in comparison to other providers. Providers who don’t report will be subject to a negative six percent payment adjustment (a six percent penalty).
SaferMD also offers comprehensive communications auditing for radiology practices and hospital radiology departments. Dr. Gale personally consults for these clients.
For more information, call (718) 682-2664; see www.SaferMD.com; and watch Dr. Gale’s interview online regarding “The Big Problem with Diagnostic Test Results” at http://relentlesshealthvalue.com/audios/60/.
About Safer MD, LLC
SaferMD is a patient-safety organization and neutral third-party auditor of medical communications. The organization helps healthcare providers decrease communication failures that injure patients. SaferMD also assists them in qualifying for risk management credits on malpractice insurance.