updated 11/17/2010 3:45:40 PM ET 2010-11-17T20:45:40

DETROIT, Nov. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced that it had accelerated successful provider payments for physician offices and large health systems from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2009 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). Leveraging Covisint DocSite™ PQRI, payments ranged from hundreds of dollars for small offices to hundreds of thousands for larger health systems, even topping more than $450,000 for one organization. Covisint is a leading platform-as-a-service provider for health information exchange solutions.

Covisint DocSite™ was the highest volume clinical submission registry for PQRI in 2009 with more than 4,500 successful submissions, and it has been a successful submitter of PQRI data on behalf of eligible professionals since 2008. For 2010, Covisint DocSite™ -- a CMS-certified registry for reporting PQRI data -- is on track to help more than 10,000 providers obtain these incentive funds.

CMS offers the bonus for delivering excellent care through participation in this voluntary quality reporting program. In 2010, PQRI participation is at its most lucrative, paying two percent of Medicare fees and an extra two percent bonus if providers use ePrescribing technology -- a registration and payment system that Covisint DocSite™ also facilitates. In 2011, the incentive percentage decreases.

"Covisint helps physicians easily qualify for PQRI incentive payments by cutting through administrative and technological complexity," said Brett Furst, Covisint Vice President of Healthcare. "Covisint DocSite™ makes PQRI reporting simple by submitting clinical data to CMS using a qualified registry. This is another great example of how physicians and providers can realize immediate value in care delivery."

For additional information regarding Covisint DocSite™ PQRI, or to register for these incentives, please visit: http://www.covisint.com/web/guest/healthcare/docsitepqri .

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners -- enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink ™ platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com .

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