Carolina eHealth Network Provides South Carolina Physicians with Quality Reporting Registry

Physicians and clinicians participating in South Carolina’s health information network, Carolina eHealth Network, have a trusted choice when reporting key components of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as a part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP). Carolina eHealth Network received notification its Doctors Quality Reporting Network Qualified Clinical Data Registry for Quality Reporting (QCDR) application has the stamp of approval from CMS for 2018.

As a CMS-approved QCDR, the Doctors Quality Reporting Network can collect clinical data on behalf of participating clinicians for data submission and compute quality measures across providers, creating the potential for even higher quality scores and a more accurate, patient-centric view of the quality of care delivered. This is in stark contrast to the current model which computes quality measures from only the data in the provider’s EHR.

"The benefit to using Doctors Quality Reporting Network is CMS submissions can be calculated using data directly extracted from Carolina eHealth Network, thereby decreasing the reporting burden," said Gregory Tarasidis, MD, Advisory Committee chairman. "This helps South Carolina physicians and clinicians make the transition to value-based payments and quality reporting as efficient and as seamless as possible."

The Doctors Quality Reporting Network currently submits National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA) and ONC certified electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs), Advancing Care Information (ACI) and Improvement Activities (IA) to CMS. To utilize the Doctors Quality Reporting Network, physicians and clinicians must be participating members of Carolina eHealth Network.

For more information on the Doctors Quality Reporting Network and Carolina eHealth Network, visit

About Carolina eHealth Network

Carolina eHealth Network is a physician-led health information network delivered in partnership with the South Carolina Medical Association and KaMMCO Health Solutions, offering a suite of health information technology tools to help health professionals share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduced inefficiencies and positively impact patient safety.

About South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA)

The South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) is the voice of the medical profession in the state. Its purpose is to improve the health of South Carolinians by promoting the highest quality of medical care in South Carolina through: advocacy on the behalf of patients and physicians, physician education, the promotion of high ethical standards, and activities that enhance medical practice. With a membership encompassing all classes, specialties, and locations across the state, SCMA is recognized as the premier membership organization for physicians in South Carolina.

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Kansas Health Information Network, Inc., contact:

Russell Calicutt
Executive Director
Carolina eHealth Network
South Carolina Medical Association