HealthSYNC Provides Louisiana Physicians with Quality Reporting Registry

Physicians and clinicians participating in Louisiana’s health information network, HealthSYNC of Louisiana, 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). HealthSYNC of Louisiana 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 HealthSYNC of Louisiana, thereby decreasing the reporting burden," said Lance Templeton, MD, Advisory Committee chairman. "This helps Louisiana 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 HealthSYNC of Louisiana.

For more information on the Doctors Quality Reporting Network and HealthSYNC of Louisiana visit

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About HealthSYNC of Louisiana

HealthSYNC of Louisiana is a physician-led health information network delivered in partnership with the Louisiana State Medical Society 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, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.

About Louisiana State Medical Society

Established in 1878, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) serves as the trusted advocate for physicians in the state of Louisiana. The LSMS aims to promote excellence in the practice of medicine and is the largest voluntary physician organization in the state, representing all specialties.


Jeff Williams
Louisiana State Medical Society
Executive Vice President & CEO