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Medical Billing Companies: Are You Competing with Your Software Vendor for Clients?

January 17, 2018 With 2018 well underway, there is no better time to evaluate the processes and software solutions being used by your organization to uncover opportunities to save time and money. As you evaluate the software solutions you are

Effective December 29, 2017: Ohio’s New Prescribing Laws

January 5th, 2018 As of December 29, 2017, the State of Ohio implemented the second-stage of its new prescription requirement regulations. The first requirement began in August 2017, and the last stage will begin in June 2018 is for all

2018 Meaningful Use Changes You Should Know

December 28th, 2018 Just like every New Year, 2018 is bringing a bundle of new changes to the medical field. The most worrisome to practices are changes Meaningful Use attestation. The program has evolved over the years into a more

Clearinghouse: Questions You Should Be Asking

December 15th, 2017 When considering switching medical billing software for your medical billing company or practice it is critical not only to evaluate if the medical billing software meets your needs but also to determine how the relationship between the

Oklahoma Joins the EPCS Mandate Sweep

December 14th, 2017 One of the numerous states battling the Opioid Crisis is Oklahoma. According to Oklahoma Government, an important piece of the comprehensive solution to reverse the Opioid epidemic would be switching one word in the Oklahoma prescription drug

Cloud-based Solutions – Taking Medical Documentation to the Next Level

November 29th, 2017 Server-based solutions – your time has come to an end. Step aside. Cloud-based solutions are on the rise and have proven time and time again to be the better option for practices across the globe that are

E-Prescribing: A National Mandate Ahead

November 7th, 2017 In August 2017, President Trump announced a state of emergency for the United States in relation to the opioid epidemic. Since that announcement, not much has been stated about solutions that will be put in place to

Medical Billing: Is Payment Posting in Your System a Nightmare?

November 2nd, 2017 For medical billing companies and practices alike collecting payments is not always an easy feat, and often times money is left on the table even after the initial payment is collected due to cumbersome payment posting processes.

EHR Vendors – Considering Providers’ Input

By David Gutierrez October 31st, 2017 As a Provider, does your Electronic Health Records (EHR) vendor solicit your input to considering suggestions on how to improve their products? On many occasions, providers often attempt to reach out to their EHR

The Opioid Abuse Epidemic Continues

By: Kelsey Moss October 23rd, 2017 In 2016, 24% of medication-related claims involved opioids. A recent study was released last week by a medical liability insurer, Coverys, that showed painkillers account for more medical-malpractice claims related to drug errors than any

Practice Management: Does Your Reporting Do This…

By Maxfield Rodriguez October 12th, 2017 RxNT|PM’s cloud-based practice management solution helps practices and billing services manage their financials electronically. Project management solutions include the ability to send and receive claims, control medical billing/collections and even capture charges. Reporting on this

Medication Adherence within RxNT

October 3rd, 2017 How many times has a patient entered your office and told you they have forgotten to pick up their prescription, for well, a while? Or perhaps in some instances, have made the decision that they no longer

Six Ingredients for a Successful Implementation

By: Kelsey Moss September 21st, 2017 According to the CDC, 86.9% of U.S. based physicians are using an electronic health record solution (EHR). It’s 2017 and the healthcare industry is heavily dependent on technology. From government incentives and ICD-10 compliance

Medical Billing: Tired of Paper Superbills?

September 15th, 2017 Medical billing organizations across the country have spent countless hours chasing down, interpreting, and manually entering data found on paper superbills. Inefficiencies associated with paper superbills not only lead to delayed revenue but also lost revenue. With

EPCS Bill Gets Industry Support

August 10, 2017 By: Julia Smith On August 9th, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act was introduced into Congress. Support was immediately shown by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) who recently provided a letter to the President’s Commission

ICD-10 Coding Changes

August 3rd, 2017 The ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), which  is a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). Last October, the transition from ICD-9 to

Imagine Loving Your EHR

August 4th, 2017 In the past, implementing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution was at the discretion of a doctor. Since passing legislation, it has been “highly encouraged” to start using one within your practice. The laws have been benefitting

The Opioid Problem is Identified. What’s the Solution?

August 1st, 2017 On Monday night, the White House addressed the opioid crisis sweeping through the United States and President Trump was advised to declare a national emergency. The commission stated that “approximately 142 Americans [are] dying every day [from

Navigating Acronyms

Acronym [ak-ruh-nim] noun: a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of other words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word. Dictionary.com In a medical work environment, acronyms are thrown

Medical Billing: Are You Collecting Patient Balances?

July 21st, 2017 Most conversations around medical billing are focused on collecting payments from insurance companies with little focus on collecting payments from patients. If you are wondering if your practice has spent enough time focusing on collecting patient balances,

Connecticut Becomes the Next State to Mandate E-Prescribing

July 12th, 2017 Connecticut has become the fourth state, following New York, Maine, and Virginia, to mandate electronic prescribing of all opioid medication. On June 30, 2017, Connecticut Gov. Malloy signed the House Bill 7052, An Act Preventing Prescription Opioid

EPCS to End Opioid Abuse

By: Julia Smith July 10th, 2017 The age of technology has propelled the takeover of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), leading providers to leave their familiar ways of paper prescribing in the United States. Opioid abuse is a serious

RCMs: Then vs. Now

July 5th, 2017 Rewind: Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) companies swept the healthcare industry by storm at a time when doctors were constantly becoming stressed for reasons beside the most important – seeing and helping their patients. Doctors had to deal

How to Determine if a Medical Billing Software Meets Your Needs

June 14th, 2017 Determining which medical billing software meets your organization’s needs can be intimidating. Often times, medical billing organizations and medical practices alike make their decision based on three (3) criteria: Ease of Use Reporting Capabilities Affordability If this is

Maine Up Next to Battle Opioid Abuse with EPCS

By: David Gutierrez June 8th, 2017 As opioid abuse grows in epidemic proportions, no state is immune to its tragic effects – including Maine. In 2016, Surescripts reported overdose related deaths increased by 40% from the previous year. The good

MIPS: What is My Participation Status?

April 27th, 2017 Eligible providers and practices across the country have still not received a letter from CMS regarding their Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation, status which was set to be delivered in December 2016. According to Medicare Group

Improving Weekend Outcomes Through EHR Use

By: Maxfield Rodriguez April 5th, 2017 “The weekend effect” is a nickname for weekend surgery that leads to longer patient stays and higher mortality rates can be quelled through the utilization of EHR systems. According to a Loyola Medicine study,

[Update] – Healthcare Technology and the Financial Impact

April 3rd, 2017 [Update to post November 6th, 2015] – As the importance of healthcare technology utilization continues to gain momentum, ambulatory practices are becoming increasingly aware of the financial impact healthcare technology is having on their practice. Physicians and their

Electronic Prescribing: Could ePrescribing Help End the Opioid Addiction Crisis?

March 29th, 2017 The discussion surrounding the opioid addiction crisis is widespread. According to the article, How Digital Health Could Help End the Opioid Addiction Crisis, a health technology tool in existence today “has the potential to staunch the scourge

[Electronic Health Records] – Necessities Within Your EHR

March 28th By: Kelsey Moss The use of electronic health records (EHR) has become a critical issue in healthcare as a result of Meaningful Use requirements. At the end of 2015, Health IT reported that 86.9% of office-based physicians were

E-prescribing Reduces Diabetes-Related Adverse Drug Events

March 24th, 2017 By: David Gutierrez According to research published in Medical Care, the use of electronic prescriptions with diabetes patients is associated with positive patient outcomes.  In the observational study, researchers found that the use of e-prescribing is associated

Medical Billing Services: Three Features You Need to Consider in Purchasing Billing Software

By: Maxfield Rodriguez March 15, 2017 Being able to maintain a healthy cash flow for your practice clients can make or break your business. Selecting the right billing software can ensure you bill accurately and are able to resolve errors

4 Warning Signs to Switch From Your Current EHR

February 24th, 2017 By: Alanna Diffendal There is an uncertain line between knowing when it’s time to switch to a new EHR or to stay with your existing solution. Luckily, for all the practices in this unclear space, Health Data

MIPS and Advancing Care Information

By: Jessica Foglesong February 23rd, 2017 Eligible MIPS clinicians, or clinicians that bill more than $30,000 to Medicare, and provide care to more than 100 Medicare patients per year, are required to attest to 3 MIPS performance categories: Quality, Advancing

5 Things to Consider in a Medical Billing Solution

By: Kelsey Moss February 16th, 2017 The complexities surrounding effective billing for your office might seem daunting, but it shouldn’t be. You just haven’t found the right solution that can make it effective billing in-house happen. Everything from procedure codes

Medical Billing: What’s Right For You?

By: Alanna Diffendal February 15th, 2017 Many factors affect a practice’s decision on whether to outsource billing or handle it in-house. When evaluating these options, a practice needs to first answer 3 questions: What is the size of your practice? What

MACRA: Prepare Now and Get Paid More Later

MACRA is a term being thrown around by many in the healthcare industry, but there is still confusion around who will be impacted and what the upcoming requirements will look like for medical physicians across the country. At a high

Cloud-based vs. Server-based EMR Solutions

By: Maxfield Rodriguez December 9th, 2016 There is strong belief that server-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solutions are more secure than cloud-based. The thought of housing your data elicits the feeling you are in control, but you could be masking increased

Electronic Health Records – The Three Most Hated Words

December 1st, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong Electronic health records (EHR) have gained a negative reputation for many in the medical field. In fact, “about one-fifth of doctors don’t have an EHR” and “only 34 percent of doctors surveyed by the

Electronic Health Records – Is Your EHR Right For You?

November 10th, 2016 By: Maxfield Rodriguez Healthcare technology is becoming widely adopted by Physicians across the country. In January 2016, 59% of providers reported using an EHR (Electronic Health Records). With adoption increasing year-over-year and the flood of EHR’s to

Medical Billing: What Better Time to Start Fresh Than This New Year?

November 2nd, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong There are two major reasons to get started with a new medical billing software, and there is no better time to start than this New Year. Reason 1: You are ready to do more!

MACRA Final Rule

October 28th, 2017 By: Kelsey Moss CMS has recently released MACRA’s final rule for the newest Quality Payment Program, which begins January 1, 2017. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will take the place of the EHR Incentive Program

Electronic Remittance Advice (ERA): Creating Efficiencies in Medical Billing

October 6th, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong CMS defines electronic remittance advice (ERA) as an electronic explanation of payment and adjustments made during the adjudication of claims, and include information regarding payments, deductibles, adjustments, denials, missing or incorrect data, refunds, and

Maine, Get Your E-Prescriber Ready!

September 29th, 2016 By: Kelsey Moss Get your e-Prescribing solution ready because beginning in July of 2017 the state of Maine is mandating that all prescriptions for controlled substances are electronically transmitted, in efforts to prevent opiate abuse. Maine’s Governor

Only 50% of Physicians Know This…

September 21st, 2016 By: Alanna Diffendal Believe it or not, only 50% of physicians surveyed have heard of MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act). Many underlying issues arise with this scary statistic especially when MACRA will be effective by

Top 3 EMR Challenges Faced By Physicians

September 14th, 2016 By: Maxfield Rodriguez The top 3 EMR challenges Physicians are facing as they adopt a new technology or change vendors are interoperability, productivity, and one size does not fit all. To alleviate these challenges, RxNT is rolling

Convenience of Mobile e-Prescribing for Hospice

August 17th, 2016 By: Maxfield Rodriguez If you are a physician working in hospice care and do not utilize mobile e-Prescribing, you know the challenges of getting prescriptions to a patient conveniently, efficiently and securely. For many physicians, the workflow

Hospice PBM Connectivity at the Point of Prescribing

August 16th, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong PBM Connectivity is a growing concern amongst healthcare technology vendors and customers. This concern is extremely relevant for hospice physicians, nurses, and staff dealing with unique connectivity requirements every day. Hospices across the country

Free E-Prescribing: What They’re Not Telling You

August 15th By: Jessica Foglesong Electronic prescribing solutions are supposed to improve patient care and save practice’s time. All too often we receive calls from physicians using a free electronic prescribing solution, complaining that the ePrescriber they’ve selected is actually

[Update] ICD-10 Grace Period is Coming to an End

August 9th, 2016 By: Heather DeCarlo On October 2016, the ICD-10 grace period is coming to an end and an additional 5,000 codes will be added. A blog released by RxNT in early January titled  “Providers Are Not Out of

Addressing Hospices’ Biggest Challenge

August 4th, 2016 By: Kelsey Moss One of the biggest challenges for Hospice staff is transmitting a prescription to the pharmacy for a controlled medication. All 50 states have legalized the certification of electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS), but

5 Ways Value-Based Payment Model Impacts the Healthcare Industry

July 27th, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. The impacts of value-based reimbursement are plentiful in the healthcare industry as a result of government regulations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires 50% of payments to be value-based by 2018.

EHR: Are You Wasting Time and Money on Multiple Technology Systems?

July 21st, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong. With electronic health record (EHR) adoption on the rise, many doctors are frustrated with technology. If you are in this boat, you are not alone. The article, EHR Adoption, Use Remains a Source of Frustration

3 Benefits of Automated Patient Appointment Reminders

July 19th, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. Patient appointment reminders may not appear to be a vital component of a small to mid size practice at first glance. However, with a closer look the benefits of patient appointment reminders are evident.

Could ePrescribing Solve Opioid Abuse?

July 14th, 2016 By: Maxfield Rodriguez. When opioid abuse is a topic of conversation, electronic prescribing is often left out as a potential solution. Just last year, the Executive Branch of the US Government announced efforts to address prescription drug abuse

MIPS or APMs? Do You Know Which You Need?

July 12th, 2016 By: Alanna Diffendal. The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (API) are new incentive programs the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services(CMS) has proposed following the creation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization

Electronic Prior Authorization Automates Workflow

July 6th, 2016 By: Kelsey Moss. Tired of spending time chasing down prior authorizations? The headache has ended! Electronic Prior Authorization (EPA) automates the process of prior authorizations so physicians can submit requests in real-time. This means the era of waiting

Electronic Health Records Sweep The Nation

July 5th, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, it is important for physicians to stay ahead of the curve with the latest EHR technology. In fact, The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information

RCM: 8 Strategies to Avoid Claim Denials

June 30th, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. Revenue cycle management, RCM, is an important aspect of any medical practice, yet, it is not uncommon for your billing staff to read the phrase “CLAIM DENIED” on a daily basis. Overtime, practices become

EHR Incentive Program: Reward Your Practice

July 1st, 2016 By: Alanna Diffendal. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began an incentive program in 2009 to encourage and reward physicians for adopting and successfully  utilizing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) Solution. Since the inception of

Direct Messaging: Improve Continuity of Care

June 23rd, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong. Direct Messaging technology has opened the door for secure and instant communication amongst providers and healthcare organizations. Yet, an article in Health Data Management, “Why the inability to exchange data stands in the way of

Healthcare Solutions: How to Resolve Unintended Industry Consequences

June 21st, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith Why should your medical practice suffer the unintended consequences of government laws and regulations, curtailing coveted time that should be spent with patients? As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, physicians face an abundance of

Patient Reminders: Helping the Patient and the Practice

June 16th, 2016 By: Maxfield Rodriguez Imagine saving hundreds of man hours within your practice. Through the adoption of EMR (electronic medical records) technology comes a slew of features that can help create efficiency and increase revenue. Patient reminders are

The Days of Phone Tag Are Over!

July 6th, 2016 By: Kelsey Moss. Whether you’re scheduling for multiple offices with dozens of physicians or for a solo practitioner, you are going to desire an efficient and reliable solution so that you are able to  spend more time with

Practice Management Solutions- The Key to Unlocking Your Practice’s Potential

June 7th, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. When managing your medical practice, it is beneficial to review the business and technical aspects in order to increase productivity and efficiency. The American Medical Association (AMA) states that it is important for physicians to have a Practice

Electronic Health Records: The Future of Genetic Research

June 3rd, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. 21st century medicine is transforming as we know it. This past Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that nearly every hospital across the country has adopted the use of certified Electronic

Meaningful Use Making it’s Paperless Debut

June 2nd , 2016 By: Alanna Diffendal. Meaningful Use has certainly stirred up the healthcare industry and is igniting a flame to push physicians to utilize electronic records, which Creating the Paperless Physician Office drove home. With advancements in technology and

Time to Move Forward With PM

May 26th 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. In the medical field, ranging from psychiatrists to oncologists, physicians aspire to provide their patients with the most effective and efficient medical care. However, too often doctors are tasked with managing administrative duties when their

The Opioid Crisis: What Now?

May 25th, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong. Medical professionals, law enforcement, and policy makers are working tirelessly to put a stop to the opioid crisis sweeping our nation. Yet, there are many that do not fully understand the crisis at hand.

The Leap of Faith is Paying Off With E-Prescribing

May 19th, 2016 By: Elizabeth Smith. Physicians and legislators have questioned whether or not the New York I-Stop (Internet System for Tracking Over Prescribing) and e-prescribing mandate will serve as a positive impact for the local community. With e-prescribing, physicians are

Governments Need to Add E-Prescribing to Their Opioid-fighting Arsenal

May 16th, 2016 By: Tom Collinson. Every state is consumed with finding a solution to curb opioid addiction, and for good reason. The problem has reached epic proportions in our country. Last week, a group of panelists at the Health

Smart Decision Guide to Medical Practice Management Solutions

RxNT is featured in Starfleet Research’s 2016 Smart Decision Guide to Medical Practice Management Solutions. In this guide, readers will learn all the necessary steps to take when considering a Practice Management solution. From the basics key concepts you should

Do Patients Want Access to Their Health Records?

May 12th, 2016 By: Maxfield Rodriguez. As Physicians adopt EHR (electronic health record) technology, patients are becoming more engaged with their personal health. Portals, when integrated with an EHR like RxNT can enhance the Patient-Provider experience.  In a world of

Wake Up America! Let’s End This Epidemic.

May 5th, 2016 By: Kelsey Moss Wake up, America. The prescription drug abuse epidemic is taking the lives of people way too quickly. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014 there were over 25,000 deaths caused prescription drugs

Meaningful Use… Next Stop!

April 28th, 2016 By: Heather DeCarlo. If you’re not on board with Meaningful Use, now is the time. On April 27, 2016, The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued a Press Release, Administration takes first step to implement

Electronic Health Records: Realizing Improved Patient Safety

April 27th, 2016 By: Jessica Foglesong. The benefits of Electronic Health Record (EHR) software are not fully recognized by most physicians and medical practices, which is leads to building frustration. Sermo asked over 2,400 U.S. providers if patient safety has

Maine is Up Next!

April 21st, 2016 By: Alanna Diffendal.  Maine is officially the second state to mandate e-Prescribing in the hopes of reducing drug addiction and abuse. By January 2017, all physicians are required to enter prescriptions for controlled substances into the Prescription

Prevent Prescribing Deadly Medications

April 8th, 2016 By: Alanna Diffendal. Dr. Leana S. Wen, Health Commissioner for the city of Baltimore, used her personal experience to emphasize the fact that doctors can unknowingly prescribe lethal combinations of drugs without realizing the effects in her

Why New York Took a Leap of Faith

Many prescribers view the New York State E-Prescribing Mandate as unnecessary and do not understand how the New York Government could pass such legislation. The legislation calls for all prescriptions of non-controlled and controlled substances to be transmitted to pharmacies

Superbills and Fee Tickets – We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! Have You?

Sometimes people cringe at the mere thought of change, especially when it comes to technology that can affect a provider’s bottom line.  The past few years, there has been a lot of change in the Healthcare Industry ranging from the

New York: Demanding Better Care

This coming Sunday, March 27th, with limited exceptions, physicians must electronically send their orders directly to pharmacies, otherwise they face the possibility of fines, license loss or even jail. While New York’s mandate may seem harsh, the reality is that

E-Prescribing: Welcoming An Old Friend into New York

In less than two weeks, New York will require all prescriptions to be written electronically and transmitted to pharmacies with few exceptional cases. Understandably, physicians are focused on the fact that compliance is a duty, and not a right, but their focus

FHIR Set to Change Healthcare’s Future

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a phrase flooding the healthcare IT world. The goal of this new technology is to broaden data capturing and sharing capabilities and gradually replace HL7 standards to drive the exchange of data information across

Writing a Prescription vs. e-Prescribing: Patient Safety

On August 28, 2015, Vermont became the 50th and final state to approve electronic prescribing and the dispensing of Controlled Substances (E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances Now Legal Nationwide). As the fight against prescription drug abuse continues to heat up, the

Don’t Fear Your Doctor, Trust Electronic Health Records

Before the technological advancements in healthcare IT, Doctors were forced to document all patient records by hand. Since the dawning of a new era, Electronic Health Records with patient portals have flourished as a solution for many patients who are

Hang on to Your Money! Did you Know About the Mysterious ICD-10 Grace Period? But What Does This Mean for You…

A blog released by RxNT in early January titled  “Providers Are Not Out of the Woods From ICD-10 Transition”  suggested that it may be too early to determine the true financial impact from the industry’s replacement of the 30-year old ICD-9 coding

Choosing a Software Vendor can be like Comparing Apples to Oranges…

  We all know apples and oranges are both fruits.  We also know that  apples and oranges are round. Looks like a consistent comparison so far, right?  Now you’re probably starting to think of the many ways that apples and

Are Your Social Media Posts HIPAA-compliant?

Did you know that 93% of marketers use Social Media to promote businesses and gain customers? The Healthcare Industry is no different. Doctor’s offices are moving to social media not only as a way to draw in new patients but

Meaningful Use…It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over!

Don’t pack away your blood pressure cuffs just yet!  In a tweet heard around the U.S., Acting Administrator for the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Andy Slavitt posted: In 2016, MU as it has existed– with MACRA– will

Scribes: A Second Brain

Have you ever wanted someone to record your words as you say them, completely eliminating the daunting task of writing everything down? With hand written documentation becoming obsolete, Doctors are becoming more creative as to how they can utilize Electronic

There’s a Code For That!

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Healthcare Industry transitioned to ICD-10 coding in order to replace the 30-year old ICD-9 coding system. This epic transition seemed to sneak up on everyone, which is why many providers are just now realizing

New Year, New MU: Create Your 2016 Roadmap NOW!

Electronic Health Records: Eligible Providers (EP) have wrapped up 2015 and now the question is “What’s next?” On November 24, 2015, CMS published the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). The 2016 PFS is the first proposed rule change since the

EPCS Adoption: Making the Digital Transition

In March 2010, the DEA mandated a two-factor authentication requirement to enable providers to electronically prescribe controlled substances (EPCS). This means providers need two safeguards to ensure that their scripts are valid and accepted by pharmacies. One problem was, and

Electronic Health Records Set to Revolutionize the Healthcare Industry

Electronic Health Records Solutions (EHR) have an enormous potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry, from the way Doctors record medical information to hospitals being able to see how often their ER patients are returning. Although EHRs are not mandatory for

Meaningful Use & PQRS 2015 Deadline On The Horizon – It’s Not Too Late to Participate!

As 2015 is coming to a close, Providers are scrambling to make sense of the latest Meaningful Use (MU) modifications that were finalized on October 6, 2015. Eligible Professionals (EP) who may have previously elected out of Meaningful Use reporting

Providers Are Not Out of the Woods From ICD-10 Transition

On October 1, 2015, the U.S. Healthcare Industry transitioned to ICD-10 coding in order to replace the 30-year old ICD-9 coding system. While we are two months into the ICD-10 conversion, it may be too early to determine the true

Reimbursements for Chronic Care Management Services

November 20th, 2015 By: Heather DeCarlo. The Chronic Care Management (CCM) service program calls for reimbursements to eligible healthcare providers who treat patients with two or more chronic conditions. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the need

I-STOP: Finding the Right Technology Partner

Effective March 27, 2016, all prescriptions in New York State will need to be electronic prescriptions, with limited exceptions. According to the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), HANYS and its members fully support e-prescribing for both controlled and

Healthcare Technology and the Financial Impact

November 6th, 2015 By: Jessica Foglesong. As the importance of healthcare technology utilization continues to gain momentum, ambulatory practices are becoming increasingly aware of the financial impact utilizing this technology is having on their practice. Physicians and their practices have

Is Direct Messaging on the Rise?

  According to an article by Health Data Management (Fed Adoption Could Spur More Use of Direct Messaging Software), federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Services, are leading the charge in adopting direct messaging software.

Electronic Health Records: The Truth About “Free” Solutions

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Electronic health records solutions are supposed to help practices streamline workflow (saving physicians time) and, more importantly, facilitate better patient care. All too often we receive calls from physicians using a free electronic health record (EHR) solution complaining

Important Meaningful Use Reporting Changes

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Stage 1 and Stage 2 modifications and Stage 3 final rules of the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program. The Stage 1 and Stage 2 modifications include:

New York State ePrescribing: Are You Prepared to Meet the March 2016 Deadline?

Just six short months ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation postponing New York’s ePrescribing mandate, which effectively postponed the ePrescribing requirements laid forth in the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing, now commonly referred to as I-STOP (Washington Times), for one year.

How Hospice Physicians Can Save Time and Improve Patient Care with ePrescribing

Sept 8th, 2015 By: Jessica Foglesong ANNAPOLIS, MD – By now, the benefits of ePrescribing have been well documented. We know that e-prescribing saves physicians time and money, improves patient safety, and enhances quality of care. Despite this, we hear stories all the

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