December 5, 2014
Dear Quality Submission Service Participant:
We appreciate your interest in GE Healthcare’s Quality Submission Service (QSS) program for PQRS. Please take a moment to review the details about important next steps in the Step By Step guide (updated December 4th). We have adjusted the timeframes to allow you more time to complete your upgrade to Service Pack 7. New timelines are outlined below and are reflected in the updated guide which is available on the Service Portal.
Step 4: Due December 5th
Contract for QSS – Sign & submit the GE change order (quotation) for QSS.
Step 5: Due December 31st
Implement CQR & Plan Upgrade –
- Implement Clincial Quality Reporting (CQR) NOTE: If you have not yet contracted for this, please: email sales immediately. If you have contracted, please continue to work with your assigned project manager or GE resource to schedule and complete your CQR installation.
- Plan your upgrade to Centricity Practice Solution 12.0.7 or Centricity EMR 9.8.7 or higher. NOTE: Service Pack 7 is anticipated to be available in early/mid December. If you are in need of our service pack upgrade assistance, and if you have not yet contracted for this, please email sales . If you have contracted, please continue to work with your assigned project manager or GE resource to schedule and complete your upgrade.
Step 6: Due January 31st
Complete Upgrade, Update Insurance and Authorize
- Complete upgrade to CPS 12.0.7 or CEMR 9.8.7 or higher (once available).
- Update insurance information.
- Authorize submission of provider measures in CQR. NOTE: Complete the upgrade and update insurance information as early as possible; measure and provider authorization cannot be completed until those steps are performed.
As a part of step 6, you MUST update insurance information so the patient visits will be recognized for the PQRS program. Please review the PQRS insurance update instructions that we have posted to the Service Portal and join us for an informational webinar to learn how to complete this step.
Informational webinar: Capturing PQRS insurance
Date: December 12, 2014 Time: 10:30AM-11:00AM PST 1:30PM-2:00PM EST Webinar Registration Link
If you have any questions, please contact Centricity Support at 888-436-8491 (Option 2, Option 3).
Thank you, GE Healthcare