Zotec Partners’ Ronald Stunz, MD, FACEP Appointed to New National ACEP Clinical Data Registry Committee
INDIANAPOLIS – March 31, 2015 — Zotec Partners, a national firm providing billing and practice management services to emergency medicine practices and hospital-based physicians, announces that its Medical Director, Ronald Stunz, MD, FACEP has been appointed to the newly created National American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Clinical Data Registry Committee set up to establish the ACEP Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR). The QCDR will replace claims-based quality reporting and is anticipated to be functionally ready by January 1, 2016. In addition to creating and implementing the QCDR, the new Committee is charged with developing reporting measures for emergency medicine.
Stunz will serve on the QCDR Subcommittee for Data Standards, which is structured to provide input and advice to the registry vendor, Quality Measures Expert Panel and the ACEP Board regarding administrative data, claims-based, clinical and EHR data sets, data sources, data definitions and data standards.
“Quality reporting is going to assume increasing importance as governmental and other payers move toward alternative reimbursement models, and ACEP’s establishment of a Qualified Clinical Data Registry is a critical portal to capture the contributions of emergency medicine toward improved patient outcomes and cost containment,” said Ronald Stunz, MD, FACEP, medical director with Zotec Partners. “In addition, this Committee’s work in developing well thought out measures for reporting will assure that our contributions are effectively and meaningfully defined. The makeup of the Committee puts many of the best minds in the specialty into service to achieve these important objectives and I’m pleased and honored to be able to make some contribution.”
T. Scott Law, founder and CEO of Zotec Partners said, “We are thrilled that Dr. Stunz has taken this new appointment at a critical time for quality reporting in the specialty of emergency medicine. He not only has the experience and knowledge to contribute to these initiatives, but Zotec Partners also has the data and technology that will help him effectively serve on this Committee and develop reporting initiatives to shape the specialty for years to come.”
Dr. Stunz has a 25-year career as a practicing physician and currently serves as Medical Director with Zotec Partners. He served on the National ACEP Council and is a member of the ACEP Committees for Reimbursement and Coding Nomenclature Advisory (CNAC). He has served in a number of hospital administrative capacities, including Chairman of the Department of Medicine for the Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Main Line Health. Dr. Stunz also serves on the Coding Nomenclature Advisory Committee and Reimbursement Committee for National ACEP. He is the co-chair of PaACEP’s Reimbursement Committee; Chapter representative to the Novitas (formerly Highmark) Contractor Advisory Committee; member of the Government Affairs Committee, and co-organizer of the 2010 Chapter Reimbursement Conference. Dr. Stunz has been certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Université de Reims, France.
About Zotec Partners
Founded in 1998 by CEO T. Scott Law, Zotec Partners is the Indianapolis-based industry leader in specialized medical billing and practice management services for the hospital-based specialty market. Zotec Partners is committed to the continual pursuit of excellence in the physician revenue cycle and practice management industry by delivering effective solutions through its innovative software, personalized service and measurable client results. Currently, the company serves more than 8,000 physicians in all 50 states. For more information about Zotec Partners, visit http://www.zotecpartners.com.