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PRO Venous Registry Approved by CMS for Meaningful Use

November 14, 2016

Specialized Designation Satisfies EHR Incentive Program Public Health Reporting Objective

In an important development for physicians treating vein disease, the ACP PRO Venous Registry has been designated a meaningful use specialized registry by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) as part of their EHR Incentive Program.

CMS outlines ten objectives, including one consolidated public health reporting requirement to fulfill the modified stage 2 conditions of the EHR Incentive Program. Under the rule, eligible professionals can report their EHR data to what CMS terms a “specialized registry” to fulfill Objective 10: Public Health Reporting. The CMS designation of the ACP PRO Venous Registry as a “specialized registry” provides ACP members and vein care practitioners an important means of meeting this requirement. The announcement makes the ACP PRO Venous Registry the most comprehensive participating venous registry and the only one integrated with several existing EMR vendors, including StreamlineMD and Medstreaming.

The ACP PRO Venous Registry is a robust database which collects both physician and patient reported outcome (PRO) data through the use of ACP certified EMR systems. This makes the registry an easily utilized research and benchmarking tool, offering a number of opportunities for providers to participate and specifically allow patients to share their stories through generic and disease specific quality of life scales. It is also the only registry dedicated specifically to the breadth of venous disease, designed by those practicing in the field.

With more than 600 data fields, covering the full spectrum of deep and superficial venous disease, the ACP PRO Venous Registry represents the most comprehensive picture of vein care through its collection of both physician and patient reported data. In addition, the system was designed to grow as science advances, so an infinite number of new diagnoses, procedures and treatments can be added quickly and easily.

To read more and to participate in the ACP PRO Venous Registry, please visit, www.phlebology.org/registry