April 23, 2018

Netsmart First ONC-Certified EHR for Palliative Care

Netsmart Media Contact:
Vince Koehler

Overland Park, Kan., April 23, 2018Netsmart today announced it has received the first ONC-Health IT 2015 Edition Certified solution specifically for palliative care. The palliative care solution within the myUnity® platform is powered by myAvatar®.

Palliative care is getting increased attention as health systems and payors are developing strategies for value-based care, and establishing compliance with the Medicare Access and CHIPS Reauthorization ACT (MACRA), specifically Medicare Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Under the quality payment program, palliative care organizations that bill Medicare more than $30,000 a year and have more than 100 beneficiaries are required to comply with the regulations.

“The palliative care market is in a unique situation, requiring clinicians above the minimum threshold to comply with the quality payment program,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “To avoid a Medicare payment adjustment, healthcare providers must use an EHR that is certified specifically for the EHR incentive programs. The capacity to electronically share accurate and updated patient health data and closely monitor clinical quality measures, quickly and easily is critical to their success.”

Netsmart is one of the largest healthcare IT providers in home care and hospice today. “NHPCO data shows that in 2016 there were 4,382 hospices operating in the U.S.,” said Valentine. “Of the clients we’ve spoken with, about 50 percent said that they operate some form of palliative care program and many others have recently indicated that they are in the process of launching one. The need for this solution is tremendous.”

This Health IT Module is 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification is listed as myAvatar Certified Edition certification number This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Certification information:

Developer name: Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

Developer location: 4950 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211

Developer phone number: 800.842.1973

Developer website: www.ntst.com

Product name: myAvatar Certified Edition 2017.06

Date product was certified: December 27, 2017

Unique certification number:

Modules Tested 170.315 (a)(1-14); (b)(1-3, 6); (c)(1-3); (d)(1-11); (e)(1-3); (f)(1-3); (g)(2-9); (h)(1)

Clinical Quality Measures tested: 2v6; 68v6; 69v5; 117v5; 124v5; 125v5; 137v5; 138v5; 147v6; 155v5; 156v5; 159v5; 161v5; 165v5; 169v5; 177v5

Additional software used: None

About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,500 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads Blog, LinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.

About Drummond Group LLC

Drummond Group LLC is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries.  In healthcare, Drummond Group LLC tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator Health IT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group LLC continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit https://www.drummondgroup.com.