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, […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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The New Year is well under way and just as most of you are in the middle of attesting for your 2014 meaningful use reporting period, the new 2015 reporting period has begun and this time, it is potentially a full year. Other than being four times longer in duration than the required 2014 period, […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Security Risk Assessment (SRA) is the process of ensuring that the electronic Patient Health Information (ePHI) at your organization and that of your business associates is protected from improper use, improper viewing, and data breaches. This is an ongoing process that must be completed annually at a minimum and should be updated as your […]
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 […]
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