Entries by MBA HealthGroup

Introducing the printed form automation tool, FormMation

Despite the growing adoption of EHR’s and other electronic tools across the Health Care industry and the increasing trend towards interconnectivity, paper still plays a large part in the average day of our providers and their staff.  A major portion of the paper we have to deal with are the pre-formatted forms that the schools, […]

5 Ways to Optimize your Revenue Cycle on Allscripts PM

1. Decrease A/R – Apply Oldest Self Pay at Point of Service When collecting payment at point of service with Allscripts PM, using the Apply Oldest Self Pay feature will automatically distribute payment starting with the oldest self-pay balance.  Applying payments in this manner versus using Quick Pay (i.e. unassigned payments) allows for payments to […]

PQRS: The Other Reporting Initiative

Many providers received letters from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stating they will incur a payment adjustment in 2015 for not successfully reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2013. Since this came as a surprise to many, we wanted to take this time to review the nuts and bolts […]

CMS Announces Possible Changes to Meaningful Use in 2015

CMS announced that they are planning several changes to Meaningful Use criteria that would apply to the current 2015 demonstration year. While the final ruling will not be revealed until spring, it is still important to take some time to see what might be coming several months from now. Here are the three main proposals, taken […]

Meaningful Use e-Referrals in 2015: What You Need to Know

For many practices and organizations demonstrating for Stage 2 Meaningful Use in 2014, Core 15 (Summary of Care) brought along the most frustration. There were various reasons for this frustration, including but not limited to: an inadequate understanding of what the measure requires, unsatisfactory EHR configuration efforts, difficulty obtaining outside Direct IDs, and implementing new […]

7 Questions & Misconceptions about the CMS 2014 CEHRT Flexibility Rule

With the 2014 attestation deadline for Eligible Providers (EPs) quickly drawing near (February 28th, 2015), many questions and misconceptions are shared amongst the providers and organizations attesting for 2014 meaningful use; specifically regarding the flexibility rule and how it affects their attestation. So what does this all mean? The CMS 2014 Certified Electronic Health Record […]