SA Ignite Launches Healthcare’s First Value-Based Program Platform to Combine Software for MU, PQRS and VBM

SA Ignite Inc., a leading provider of solutions that automate the management of complex value-based programs, announced that it will launch its IgniteQ platform and PQRS ASSISTANT software at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS16). SA Ignite’s IgniteQ platform will combine software for Meaningful Use (MU), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM) as a means to further simplify and automate the management of these complex payment programs.

The two software components that will reside on the IgniteQ platform are first, PQRS ASSISTANT software, SA Ignite’s all new solution that utilizes predictive analytics to deliver actionable information to help organizations understand the associated financial and reputational risks of the program so they can take corrective action well in advance of reporting their data to CMS and second, MU ASSISTANT software, the company’s flagship module designed to automate Meaningful Use processes for eligible providers. Customers will now have access to a single database of provider information that delivers greater insight of provider quality scores, performance and financial impact for Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM), which combined will comprise 75 percent of a provider’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score when the program begins next year. And regardless of whether SA Ignite customers need to submit one or a thousand required reports to state and federal entities, they will be able to do so using the automated submission tools imbedded within the software.
“SA Ignite customers now have access to a true end-to-end value-based program management solution for multiple payment programs,” said Jeff Galowich, president and board member of SA Ignite. “I’m especially pleased with our new PQRS software solution because CMS doesn’t offer a way to compare and predict a provider’s quality scores throughout the year, and many customers don’t fully realize the reputational and financial impact of their decisions related to method and measures selection until their Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) are released by CMS nearly nine months after the required reporting period ends.”

To learn more, visit SA Ignite at HIMSS booth #1265. To meet with one of the company’s executives at HIMSS, contact Katie Schur at

About SA Ignite, Inc.
SA Ignite helps healthcare organizations simplify the management of complex value-based programs. The company’s software platform, combined with its strategic advisory services, enable a proactive approach to these Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) programs — including Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM), and Meaningful Use (MU). For more information about one of the first solutions to offer predictive data analytics as a means to improve value-based metrics, visit

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