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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJ-HITEC Assists Doctors by Submitting their Data for Federal Incentives through its CMS Qualified Data Registry

NJ-HITEC, a national leader in assisting doctors effectively use Health Information Technology to receive federal incentives, is now offering providers the ability to submit their required quality data through its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) qualified Data Registry and Data Submission Vendor (DSV).  CMS will soon require that all incentive funding reporting data must be submitted through a CMS certified Registry or Data Submission Vendor (DSV), and NJ-HITEC is a qualified vendor for all providers.

Executive Director, Bill O’Byrne, explains, “Now is the time for all New Jersey Providers, in fact all providers – large and small practices, specialists, professional, or institutional - to take advantage of the opportunity to receive the various types of added incentive funding that is and will be available from CMS.  Our member providers have already received over $48 million in federal incentive funding through our support.  Moreover, our Registry is open to all providers nationally.”

NJ-HITEC’s Registry allows providers to enter summary data rather than entering individual patient data to calculate results for each CMS required measure so they can obtain the federal incentives.  Moreover, Registry reporting increases the value of the data, provides reports for assessing a practice, and identifies potential areas for improvement. 

NJ-HITEC’s Registry is a low cost, high quality solution for providers to submit data.  It provides a simple and safe way to easily upload Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and e-Prescribing data.  Providers should note that the 2012 reporting period ends on March 31, 2013.  NJ-HITEC will accept data submissions until March 22, 2013.  It has also begun the certification process for 2013 submission.  To get started today, please call NJ-HITEC at 973-642-4055.

About NJ-HITEC

NJ-HITEC provides support and assistance to New Jersey’s physicians in the selection, implementation, and achievement of “Meaningful Use” of an ONC accredited Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.  It was established in June 2010 by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) through a $23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009. NJ-HITEC is a national leader as one of 62 federally designated Regional Extension Centers nationwide established to improve American healthcare delivery and patient care through the investment in health information technology. 

Media Contact:  Denise Anderson, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Initiatives, 732-618-3867 or denisea@adm.njit.edu.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.