Quality Reporting

Become a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

As a pediatric practice, you already know what it means to serve as a patient’s medical home. Now it’s time to get recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) for the added value you bring to your patients – and boost your revenue at the same time.

If you’re thinking about applying for PCMH recognition, OP Medical Home (OPMH) reports will make your submission much easier to assemble. OPMH compiles reports across the concepts, competencies and criteria as defined by the official NCQA standards, such as:

  • Average time for telephone and email responses
  • Same-day access
  • Care Management
  • Follow up on newborn screenings
  • Assessment of language needs
  • Quality improvement
  • Reports filtered by date range, provider or location

Recognition in medical home programs is often rewarded by payers. OPMH makes it possible to qualify for additional reimbursement from any payer that accepts NCQA’s PCMH Recognition or participates in a pay-for-performance program.

Office Practicum version 14 is pre-validated by NCQA to receive autocredit towards NCQA PCMH 2017 scoring. Clients seeking NCQA PCMH 2017 Recognition who actively utilize the reviewed capabilities are eligible for transfer of the awarded autocredit – further shortening your application process!

ONC Certified EHR

OP is committed to maintaining certification across our full suite of products so that you qualify for the financial incentives offered by Medicaid, as well as private payer programs. In May 2011, OP certified under the Stage 1 criteria, and version 14 was certified in October 2014 as a Complete Ambulatory EHR under 2014 guidelines.

Meaningful Use Certification

This Complete EHR is ONC Health IT Certification compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health & Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Vendor: Connexin Software, Inc.

Certified EHR Name: Office Practicum

Certified EHR Version: 14

InfoGard Certification#: IG-2539-14-0076

Certification Date: October 27, 2014

Classification: Complete

Practice Setting: Ambulatory

Requirements Edition: 2014

Ambulatory Clinical Quality Measures: CMS2 v3, CMS22 v2, CMS50 v2, CMS69 v2, CMS74 v3, CMS75 v2, CMS82 v1, CMS117 v2, CMS126 v2, CMS128 v2, CMS136 v3, CMS138 v2, CMS146 v2, CMS147 v2, CMS148 v2, CMS153 v2, CMS154 v2, CMS155 v2, CMS156 v2, CMS161 v2, CMS165 v2, CMS166 v3, CMS177 v2

Additional SW Required: ePrescribing, Patient Message eXchange, OP Patient Portal, EMR Direct*

CMS EHR Certification ID: 1314E01PCEROEAB

View our EHR certificate, provided by InfoGard.

View our page on the Department of Health & Human Service’s list of certified EHRs.

*The additional software Office Practicum version 14 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes The OP Connectivity Package (ePrescribing, Patient Message eXchange, OP Patient Portal, EMR Direct) for either Client Server or hosted by OP.

 

Costs and Limitations:

The OP Essential, Professional and Elite Packages require an ongoing monthly recurring subscription fee to cover term license use, hosting, maintenance and support of the OP 14 application. One time setup fees for implementation of direct messaging, EPCS (identity proofing), bidirectional labs, training and, in some cases data migration and custom interface connections are also required.

Additional one time and/or recurring subscription fees may be required during the term of the customer’s contract for the addition of modules or interfaces not included in their initial package purchased. These additional modules or interfaces may be added depending upon individual customer needs, such as: additional lab or HIE interfaces, secure patient messaging credits, Direct Messaging setup and additional Direct Messaging addresses, EPCS, training, reports, and other integrated business partner functionality. For the Cloud Model, additional one time and/or recurring subscription fees may be required for the addition of server storage space and user connections to the hosted server. Additional costs may be incurred for technical support outside the scope of the SLA such as assistance for installation of updates software when designed for self-installation.

Customer Contracts: Customer contracts for OP 14 typically carry a 2-5 year term and include an annual, limited escalation of monthly subscription fees. The customer may be required to contract and/or register with certain integrated business partners for services such as lab or HIE interfaces, secure patient messaging credits, Direct Messaging setup and additional Direct Messaging addresses, and EPCS.

View our page on the Department of Health & Human Service’s list of certified EHRs.

*The CMS EHR Certification ID (15 characters) may be obtained via the CHPL website for EHR products (or product combinations) that meet 100% of the CMS required criteria for Meaningful Use. Please refer to the CMS website.

**The additional software Office Practicum version 15.1 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes the Medfusion Patient Portal and EMR Direct for which an additional set up and ongoing fees may apply to implement.

Office Practicum 20 is a 2015 Edition ONC Certified Product 

Modules Tested: 170.315 (a)(1-3, 6-8, 10-13); (d)(1-7); (g)(3-5) 

Clinical Quality Measures tested: None 

Additional software used: None 

This Health IT module(s) is 2015 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. Drummond Group is accredited by ANSI and approved by ONC for the ONC Health IT Certification Program to certify: Health IT Module(s) and Certification of other types of Health IT for which the Secretary has adopted certification criteria under Subpart C of 45 CFR. 

Organization Name: Office Practicum

Product and Version:  Office PRacticum 20

Certificate No: 15.04.04.3048.Offi.20.00.0.190603 

Date Certified: 06/03/2019 

Effective Date: 2015 Edition

Costs and Limitations:

Office Practicum charges each provider a monthly fee to implement and use the certified software. One-time set up fees are charged for some certified capabilities.

Our Current* Packages include:

Elite Package Professional Package Essential Package
  • Subscription Fee includes all certified capabilities except:
  • Additional Clinical Interfaces: labs, Imm Reg, PDMP, HIE)
  • Subscription fee includes all certified capabilities except:
  • Additional Clinical Interfaces: labs, Imm Reg, PDMP, HIE)
  • This package does not include all certified features. Customer must purchase Professional or Elite Package.

*Customers who purchased prior to 2019 may also be charged for adding on Direct Messaging, ePrescribing, EPCS, Interfaces

Monthly Recurring 

  1. Monthly Subscription Fee: This per provider charge includes all certified capabilities except as shown in the table above.
  2. Direct Messaging: Per provider charge in addition to subscription fee for certain packages for access to software, which covers a certain number of transactions per month. Per transaction charges apply for overages of provisioned number of transactions.
  3. Patient Portal: Per provider charge in addition to subscription fee for certain packages for access to software.
  4. EPCS: Per provider charge in addition to subscription fee for certain packages for access to software.
  5. ePrescribing: Per provider charge for Add On purchases only, for some existing customers who originally purchased a la carte features. 
  6. Interfaces: Per provider charge in addition to subscription fee for certain packages or additional interfaces for access to the interface connectivity.
  7. Monthly recurring fees also cover basic implementation of OP, online training, technical support and updates and maintenance. 

One-Time 

  1. Direct Messaging: One-time fee per practice for set-up of organizational domain and ID proofing providers.
  2. EPCS: One-time fee per provider for ID proofing.
  3. Interfaces: One-time fee per practice for initial connection of Clinical Interface. 
  4. Implementation/Set Up:  Separate implementation fees are charged for Direct Messaging, EPCS, and Clinical Interfaces.

Third Party Software 

Certification of modules related to CQMs or Patient Engagement (e.g., Secure Messaging) are available through our partners. Customer must attest with a Certification ID that is unique to a combination of Office Practicum along with those other partners.

Contractual Limitations

Customers must sign a Subscription and Service Agreement for a minimum 2-year renewable term. The terms of the contract do not impose any limitations that could limit the implementation or use of certified capabilities, or the data generated by these capabilities.There are no business policies or practices that may cause limitations in the implementation or use of certified capabilities

Certified functionality does require the use of software developed by third parties but all sales, contracting, implementation and support goes through Office Practicum and Customers do not engage directly with third parties. Customers do not enter into separate agreements with third parties, however, some flow-down contractual terms from third parties appear in the SASA, and some third parties may require certain documentation or acknowledgements from customers. For example, providers must go through identity proofing and registration with ePrescribing and EPCS vendors, and some interface vendors may require the customer sign a separate participation agreement.

Certified functionalities that rely upon a third party are specific to those parties vendors.  A customer cannot elect to utilize a different third party to meet the requirements.

Technical Limitations

There are no product limitations that could prevent or impair the implementation, configuration, maintenance, support or use of a certified capability.

It is recommended that customers have access to internet services with sufficient speed, and use specified operating system software.  We provide recommendations for clients running On Premise software as opposed to our hosted environment.

There are no limitations that a user may encounter regarding the exchange or portability of any data generated when using the capability.

There are no limitations with non-certified capabilities that may interfere with the use or implementation of any certified capabilities.