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AMA Collaborates with Covisint to Help Physicians Receive 2010 PQRI Incentive Payments

Discounted DocSite™ Rates for AMA Members; It’s Not Too Late, Deadline is Feb. 15, 2011

For immediate release:
Jan. 31, 2011

Chicago – To help physicians receive reimbursements for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) program, the American Medical Association (AMA) today announced it is working with Covisint, a Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) Company and leading health information technology provider. Eligible physicians can benefit from the ease of Covisint DocSite™ PQRI Web application to assist them in submitting data for 2010 PQRI reporting. AMA members are eligible to subscribe to this service at a discounted rate.

“Covisint DocSite helps physicians easily apply for PQRI incentive payments by cutting through administrative and technological complexity,” said AMA Senior Vice President, Bob Musacchio. “Covisint DocSite is a leader in helping physicians submit PQRI data, and our collaboration is another AMA effort to assist physicians in their everyday practices.”

CMS offers incentives for eligible physicians who satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered professional services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries. Participation in the program is voluntary and 2010 is the last year for PQRI participation with CMS paying two percent of Medicare fees. In 2011, the incentive percentage is expected to decrease.

For additional information regarding Covisint DocSite PQRI or to submit your data for 2010 please visit: http://www.covisint.com/web/guest/healthcare/docsitepqri. Physicians will find a self-service web application where they can submit their 2010 PRQI data with security and convenience. To renew DocSite service from 2009, physicians should use discount code DocSite01-02. New users should use discount code DocSite01-04.

AMA members can receive additional discounts by contacting 1- 800-621-8335 and referring to the DocSite PQRI announcement.

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Contact:
Leah Dudowicz
AMA Media Relations
312-464-4813
Leah.Dudowicz@ama-assn.org

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