CCNC, MediQuire Collaborate on Practice Transformation
Data Solution Will Harness Clinical Data in EHRs to Improve Care and Prepare Medical Practices for Value-Based Reimbursement
Raleigh, N.C. (October 23, 2018) – Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. (CCNC) and MediQuire, Inc. are pleased to announce a collaborative effort to help North Carolina primary care practices transition to value-based payment models.
CCNC and MediQuire will be working with practices participating in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CCNC is one of 29 organizations nationwide building a Practice Transformation Network (PTN) of medical practices with the aim of promoting payment and practice reform, improving care coordination between providers, establishing community-based health teams for chronic care management, improving quality and reducing cost.
The partnership will utilize MediQuire’s Clarity product, a clinical integration tool for measuring and reporting quality that taps into clinical data in practices’ Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The approach will greatly improve practices’ ability to measure and report on quality metrics under Medicaid Managed Care and other quality programs.
Participating practices will be provided with an at-a-glance dashboard that shows how the practice is performing on value-based contracts with payers and allow them to drill down to patient-level data to facilitate targeted patient outreach and care gap closures. This program is provided at no cost to North Carolina practices participating in the PTN initiative.
“We see tremendous value in MediQuire’s data solution,” said CCNC President and CEO L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD. “By effectively harnessing EHR data in a physician-friendly way, we will be able to improve the quality of care delivered and report accurately on these improvements so that primary care physicians are appropriately compensated under value-based payment systems. At a time of unprecedented challenges for primary care practices, this approach has the potential to both improve quality and let doctors focus on patient care, not on managed care contracts or complicated data flows.”
“We are proud to be partnering with visionary organizations like CCNC to proactively manage patients,” said Emily Chen, MediQuire CEO. “Our population health management solution, Clarity, will integrate clinical data and measure quality performance across CCNC’s practices, enabling its providers to deliver high quality care to some of the most vulnerable populations across North Carolina and ensuring success in the move to value-based care.”