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EHR Registration & CMS National Provider Calls

Written by Kaitlyn Houseman | March 24, 2012

Ensure Your Success in the EHR Incentive Programs by Registering Early

CMS recommends that all eligible professionals (EPs) register as early as possible for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

Registering does not mean you are required to participate. By registering early, however, you can make sure your information is completely up to date in all of the CMS systems and resolve any issues which might otherwise prevent you from participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. If you do not resolve registration problems, you will not be able to attest and could potentially miss out on a payment year.

Give yourself plenty of time and register today. For more information on registration in the EHR Incentive Programs, visit the Registration page of the EHR website.

National Provider Call:  Medicare Preventive Services:  Initial Preventive Physical Exam and Annual Wellness Visit

Wed Mar 28; 2:30-4pm ET

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the information you need about the Initial Preventive Physical Exam (IPPE – also known as the “Welcome to Medicare” Preventive Visit) and the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).  This year, the CY2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule added a Health Risk Assessment to the AWV.  CMS experts will be on hand to discuss both the IPPE and AWV, when to perform them, who can perform each service, who is eligible, and how to code and bill for each service, followed by a question and answer session.

Target Audience:  Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, health educators, registered dietitians, nutrition professionals, medical billers and coders, and other interested healthcare professionals

Registration Information:  In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call at http://www.eventsvc.com/blhtechnologies.  Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.

Presentation:  The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day beforehand at http://www.CMS.gov/NPC/Calls/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1256439.  In addition, the presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.

National Provider Call:  Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Basics for Eligible Professionals

Thu Mar 29; 3-4:30pm ET

As of Tue Jan 31, more than $3.2 billion in Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments have been made; more than 191,000 eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals are actively registered.  Learn if you are eligible and, if so, what you need to do to earn an incentive.  This session will inform individual practitioners about the basics of the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. 

Registration Information:  In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call at http://www.eventsvc.com/blhtechnologies.  Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.

Presentation:  The presentation for this call will be posted at least one day beforehand at http://www.CMS.gov/NPC/Calls.  In addition, the presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.