The ABCs of MACRA: Understanding MIPS vs. APM

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As you prepare for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP), you have probably heard about the basics of the program, and know that your practice will participate if you bill Medicare more than $30,000 … Continue reading

8 steps to better reimbursement with ICD-10

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When the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) clinical cataloging system went into effect for the U.S. healthcare industry on October 1, 2015, it reflected modern advances in clinical treatment and medical devices. It also caught the U.S. up … Continue reading

Tips to Improve the ROI of your EHR

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One of the most talked about concerns with implementing an electronic health record (EHR) is the financial impact that it can have on your practice. Today’s medical offices are struggling with declining reimbursement along with fewer patient visits due to … Continue reading

CMS EHR Incentive Reminder

As a reminder, eligible professionals (EPs) who participated in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program* in 2012 must complete attestation for the 2012 program year by February 28, 2013. In order to be eligible to attest, you must have completed your … Continue reading

Care360 Direct Messaging EHR: Secure, HIPAA-Compliant Electronic Messaging for Healthcare Providers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently introduced the Stage 2 requirements associated with the Incentive Program for Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record. In the new rules, which become effective in 2014, providers must meet 17 core … Continue reading

EHR Benefits for Patient Populations

While the ability of electronic health records (EHRs) to accurately and completely document and store a patient’s medical history has been extensively discussed, the ability of EHRs to compile data for better patient population condition management is a topic that … Continue reading

Myths and Facts of EHRs

Myth # 1: Patient privacy is at risk with EHRs As electronic health records (EHRs) and new online sharing and storing databases have become more widely implemented, there have been ongoing concerns regarding patient privacy. In a recent study from … Continue reading

Proposed Clinical Quality Measures for Meaningful Use Stage 2

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Previously we have talked about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) incentive program for the adoption of electronic health records(EHR). The program requires providers to report on objectives and measures to prove they are using their EHR in a … Continue reading

CMS EHR Incentive Payments: A Breakdown by State

In addition to improving the quality and efficiency of patient care, one of the biggest reasons many physicians and hospitals are converting to an electronic health record (EHR) is because government incentives are available to meaningful users of EHRs. The incentive … Continue reading

Applying for Meaningful Use of an EHR

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One of the most frequent questions we get from Care360® EHR users is regarding what they need to do to collect their Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) incentive payments for the Meaningful Use of an electronic health record … Continue reading