Electronic health records (EHRs) have become the standard for managing patient information. The Quality Payment Program was created by the enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which repealed the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) methodology for updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and replaced it with a new approach to physician payment. The Quality Payment Program seeks to reward the delivery of high-quality patient care through two avenues: the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs) for eligible clinicians or groups under the Medicare program. In order to qualify for incentive payments, eligible clinicians must use healthcare IT products that meet the standards and certification criteria established by the ONC's Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs).
Varian Medical Systems ARIA® oncology information system (versions 11 MR5, 13.6 MR1, 13.7 and 15.1), coupled with the Equicare Health Patient Portal for providing patients with secure web-based access to important portions of their medical records, were certified together to meet the federal requirements for Complete Ambulatory EHR.
ONC Certification-Drummond Group
This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Certified Health IT Product List is published here.
Additional information is available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website.
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