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CECity's Registry Platform Approved by CMS to Report Physician Quality Data for PQRI 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008 General News J E 4
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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3 The Center for Medicare and MedicaidServices (CMS) has announced its approval of CECity as a qualified registryplatform, and to submit quality data to CMS on behalf of eligible physiciansand other professionals for PQRI 2008 reporting.

To help professionals easily participate, CECity will be offering itssimple web-based "PQRInet Wizard(TM)", which will enable professionals torapidly and securely collect their quality data and submit the results to CMSfor consideration under the PQRI incentive payment program for 2008. Similarto online tax preparation software, the PQRInet Wizard will guide theprofessional step-by-step through a simple five (5) step process. Followingsubmission professionals may opt to continue to use the system as a patientregistry.

CECity will offer this convenient service to professionals, via thePQRInet website (http://www.pqrinet.com or http://www.pqrinet.net), beginningin mid-September. Eligible professionals can immediately pre-register for theprogram at http://www.pqrinet.com and will be notified as soon as the programbecomes available.

Organizations interested in offering a private, custom-branded, PQRInetreporting solution for their own professionals (e.g. employees, members,associates, etc.), should contact CECity business development(skarp@cecity.com) for details.

"CECity is proud to have been selected by CMS as a qualified registry forPQRI 2008," said Simone Karp, R.Ph., co-founder and Chief Business Officer forCECity, "Our hope is that by offering health care professionals, andprofessional organizations a cost-effective, convenient on-ramp, we can helpto rapidly expand participation in quality reporting and drive performanceimprovement to enhance the quality of patient care."

About CECity

CECity is the world's leading SaaS (Software as a Service) provider oflifelong learning and performance improvement technology platforms, anddistribution networks, in healthcare. CECity's proprietary solutions arecustomizable and can be fully branded for its clients. CECity's Lifetime(TM)(patent pending) system integrates online data collection (e.g. registries),lifelong learning (continuing medical education and ePortfolio), andperformance improvement management (performance assessment linked toperformance improvement pathways), with social networking capabilities, toallow organizations to rapidly launch CQI, PI-CME, P4P, MOC-Part IV, PQRI, andother educational and quality initiatives.

CECity's powerful networking capabilities connect clients with contentpartners, allowing for rapid distribution and access to content, andprofessionals with one another, to scale communities of practice and learnersacross the Internet. CECity clients represent leading healthcareorganizations, including; the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), theAmerican Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), CVS/pharmacy, Rite AidCorporation, the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), theAmerican Pharmacists Association, Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield,WellPoint, Inc., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, and many others.

SOURCE CECity
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