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How to Extend Interoperability with Carequality and gGastro®

gGastro and Carequality

ModMed’s new Carequality integration makes it easy for gastroenterologists and ASCs to streamline health data exchange.

As the healthcare industry begins to realize the benefits of interoperability, gastroenterologists and ASCs can streamline the ways in which they exchange health data by using advanced solutions. Accordingly, ModMed’s integration with Carequality can support healthcare organizations across the United States in the achievement of greater connectivity within simple, effective workflows.

With this integration, you and your staff can access, update, and provide access to comprehensive patient records directly from the patient’s chart within ModMed’s gGastro or ASC solution. Use of Carequality also qualifies toward part of your MIPS scoring. For more about how you can start using Carequality in ModMed, request a demo

What Is Carequality?

Carequality is an interoperability framework that connects health information networks throughout the United States. Hundreds of thousands of physicians and other healthcare providers and stakeholders have already adopted this network, creating a dynamic community of providers that exchanges more than 300 million documents each month. 

Through the partnerships of the network, ModMed gGastro EHR and ASC clients can access the CCDA’s of other providers, institutions, payers and healthcare HIEs, such as Commonwell. Carequality’s scale can increase real-time records access and overall interoperability between practices of all sizes and U.S. geographies.

Benefits of Carequality

By integrating Carequality with ModMed’s gGastro or ASC software, GI practices and ASCs can streamline the exchange of healthcare data.

Patient records are accessible for review and import within gGastro, helping ease patient transitions and reduce the time and manual efforts your staff spends on tasks associated with patient transfers and records requests, such as faxing documentation.

Carequality Interoperability

Carequality extends the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs), by sharing clinical data between systems quickly and easily.  

Many networks provide connectivity, but only within their membership, which may be limited by the geographic market a network serves or other factors. While any network connectivity can still provide value, the more expansive connectivity of the Carequality network allows providers to access records from a more comprehensive, nationwide network.

Seamless Integration

The Carequality network also may eliminate the need to build custom interfaces or set up VPN tunnels, the typical encrypted links between your system and outside networks. 

The network connects diverse organizations, including EHRs, record locator service (RLS) providers and other private and public networks.

Easier Access to Patient Documentation

If you integrate Carequality with gGastro, a Carequality button is added to patient charts, allowing you and your staff to search the network by name or other identifiers and retrieve documents in Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) format for viewing or import. The solution is two-way, providing others within the network access to your patient records, too.

For example, if you use gGastro, you could use the Carequality button the day before or the morning of an appointment to access a patient’s medical history. You could search the patient’s name and narrow the results by other identifiers, like current or past zip codes. 

During the visit, you could use gGastro to document the encounter with the patient, automatically updating the availability of the records in Carequality. If another provider needed to review your documentation, they could also use Carequality to retrieve the details of your visit. 

Carequality Can Support MIPS Requirements

In addition to Carequality’s ability to reduce manual efforts, being part of the Carequality community may help fulfill one of your measures for MIPS.

MIPS allows CMS to adjust physician reimbursements based on the evaluation of four key performance indicators: quality, interoperability, cost and improvement activities. 

When you share information via the Carequality network, you may satisfy the HIE bi-directional exchange measure, a yes or no attestation that may be worth 40 points. Organizations that initiate and respond to queries from other Carequality network members can request a letter of support from Carequality for the measure.

Connecting with Carequality in ModMed

For providers seeking to scale the benefits of interoperability at their gastroenterology practice or ASC, ModMed’s Carequality integration can represent a way forward. The ease of use with gGastro can help reduce the effort, time gap and costs associated with manual records requests or custom-built interfaces.

Discover how this integration can simplify your workflows and provide greater access to patient records.

Interested in adding Carequality to gGastro? Request a demo.


This blog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or medical advice. Please consult with your legal counsel and other qualified advisors to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards.