SOURCE: HealthGrid

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SOURCE: National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

PCMH

August 15, 2017 08:58 ET

HealthGrid's CareNarrative™ Is The First Mobile Patient Engagement Solution To Be Certified By The National Committee For Quality Assurance(NCQA) For Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2017 Pre-Validation

HealthGrid Customers will now benefit from a Guarantee of Fully Certified Factors For Their PCMH Validation

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - August 15, 2017) - HealthGrid, a leading mobile provider of patient engagement solutions, announced today that CareNarrative™ (Version 4.2) is now certified for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2017 Pre-validation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

CareNarrative™ has been reviewed by NCQA and certified for its ability to meet four of the 2017 PCMH criteria. Practices using the certified version of CareNarrative™ can immediately meet two elective criteria and earn three points in approved auto credit towards their PCMH 2017 Recognition. This significantly streamlines the certification pathway to 2017 PCMH Recognition, as the need to submit documentation for that associated factor within their PCMH Survey is eliminated.

"Attaining NCQA 2017 PCMH Pre-validation is an important part of our continued commitment to help our customers' thrive in today's value-based reimbursement environment," said Raj Toleti, CEO and Co-Founder of HealthGrid. He also announced. "HealthGrid is committed to our customers' success, we will now guarantee the PCMH 2017 fully certified criteria for our clients' PCMH Validation. We believe that PCMH is becoming a 'must' for provider organizations and are happy to provide guaranteed assurances that HealthGrid's patient engagement solution will assist them in meeting the PCMH Recognition criteria."

Clients who are utilizing HealthGrid's solutions as part of their PCMH initiatives continue to recognize the importance of selecting a vendor partner who understands the implications of value-based care in the marketplace.

Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Chief Healthcare & Innovation Officer for Femwell Group Health, Inc. and HealthGrid client, indicates, "As an organization focused on delivering value-based care, we need a patient engagement partner who not only understands the importance of quality and of improved patient-provider communications, but also understands how that affects reimbursement. For us the decision to implement HealthGrid's Patient Engagement Solution was easy because it was clear they understand the current healthcare environment."

PCMH Pre-validation includes a rigorous evaluation of a submitted health IT solution's functionality including but not limited to, reporting functions, report examples, screen shots, live demonstrations and other relevant documentation. Based on the review of information submitted, NCQA approves or declines auto credit based on PCMH factor-level requirements and designates for which factors a product is able to "support" practices.

The demonstrated quality allows the practice to become eligible for additional incentives from Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS). The criteria certified may also help practices achieve the care standards set by quality programs such as The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS).

About National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's Web site (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

About Femwell Group Health, Inc.

Femwell Group Health, Inc. provides business support solutions to physicians across a variety of medical specialties in South and Central Florida. Femwell offers these physicians services in the areas of accounting and finance, administration and legal, human resources, managed care support, quality assurance, and revenue cycle management, as well as operations, billing and training; information technology, including EHR and stimulus funds; and marketing and social media services.

About HealthGrid

HealthGrid is shifting the patient experience paradigm -- meeting patients where they are. Our mobile-first CRM platform is the industry leading patient engagement solution that enables providers to engage and activate patients at any point in the care continuum. For more information, visit www.healthgrid.com or connect on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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