updated 2/4/2011 11:47:24 AM ET 2011-02-04T16:47:24

DETROIT, Feb. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, today announced that -- due to a high degree of customer demand and success -- it will extend its deadline for processing submittals to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). Leveraging Covisint DocSite™ PQRI, physicians and practice managers can now submit 2010 PQRI data through March 15, 2011.

Covisint is one of a few remaining services still available for submittals, and Covisint DocSite PQRI  continues to make reporting on PQRI and receiving incentives from CMS easy for doctors and hospitals. CMS offers revenue incentives for delivering excellent care through participation in this voluntary quality reporting program.

"In 2009, payments to our customers were quite significant," said Brett Furst, Vice President of Healthcare Solutions for Covisint. "For one of our customers, payments topped $450,000."

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 also facilitates. The Covisint DocSite PQRI service can be accessed by calling 919-256-9500 or by visiting http://www.covisint.com/web/guest/healthcare/docsitepqri .

Covisint DocSite PQRI was the highest volume clinical submission registry for PQRI in 2009 with more than 4,500 successful submissions. Additionally, Covisint has been a successful submitter of PQRI data on behalf of eligible professionals since 2008. For 2010, Covisint DocSite PQRI -- a CMS-certified registry for reporting PQRI data -- is on track to help more than 10,000 providers obtain CMS incentive funds. Covisint has already processed 2010 submittals at a rate of 300 percent over those submitted in 2009.

For additional information regarding Covisint DocSite PQRI, or to register for PQRI 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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