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EHR Training: Avoiding Problems That Can Affect A Medical Practice

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 5, 2012

EHRs can improve your practice’s efficiency, patient outcomes, and physician productivity. But if you don’t train practice staff and providers correctly, none of these benefits will be realized. 

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Practice Management, EHR Training

Upcoming Meaningful Use Conference Call - June 7th

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 31, 2012

Register for CMS' National Provider Call on Registration and Attestation

CMS is holding a National Provider Call on Thursday, June 7, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET for eligible professionals (EPs) to learn about registration and attestation for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Incentive Programs

EHR Incentive Program - Feb. 2012 Participation Data

by Kaitlyn Houseman on March 31, 2012

Latest Success Data on Provider Participation in the EHR Incentive Programs

CMS has released February 2012 data that highlights program-to-date (since January 2011) participation and payment totals under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The February report documents continued growth in  registrations and payments, including:

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

New iPad Gets Cautious Kudos for Healthcare

by Kaitlyn Houseman on March 16, 2012

The debut next week of the iPad3, or "the new iPad" as Apple officials are calling it, has the IT world at large abuzz. But is it a slam-dunk for healthcare? A few of its new functions have certainly caught the eyes of healthcare providers.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Medical Business, EHR

eClinicalWorks EHR 2012 Product Initiatives

by Kaitlyn Houseman on October 7, 2011

Several GroupOne Health Source employees recently attended the 2011 eClinicalWorks National Users Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  During its 2011 National Users Conference, eClinicalWorks unveiled four new and exciting product initiatives designed to further enhance medical practices and change the EHR industry.  When combined with the already impressive assortment of product features like Patient Portal, eClinicalMobile, and eClinicalMessenger, eClinicalWorks continues to improve upon its industry leading EHR solution.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne, EHR

eRx Hardship Exemption Deadline - Nov 1, 2011

by Kaitlyn Houseman on October 6, 2011

The Deadline to Request a Hardship Exemption for the eRx Incentive Program is November 1, 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to remind eligible professionals and group practices that the deadline to request a hardship exemption for the 2012 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program adjustment is November 1, 2011.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, CMS

eClinicalWorks Video Demonstration - PM and Billing Tips

by Keith Lage on September 19, 2011

    Discover h

In depth demo of eClinicalWorks’s practice management features with EHR billing tips from GroupOne's Dianne Swanson.

Dianne Swanson is a highly regarded medical practice consultant.  She has consulted with practices nationwide, focusing on maximizing eClinicalWorks revenue cycle management functions.  As president of GroupOne Health Source, Inc.  Dianne's revenue cycle management experience has helped hundreds of practices overcome eCW RCM challenges such as declining reimbursement, low cash flow, and lack of EHR optimization. GroupOne is a “Gold Certified” eClinicalWorks implementation and sales partner that specializes in medical billing services on the eClinicalWorks system and provides billing services to hundreds of eClinicalWorks users.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, GroupOne, EHR, Practice Management, Denial Management

4 Tips for a Strong Post-Recession Medical Practice

by Kaitlyn Houseman on August 22, 2011

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, EHR, Denial Management

Maui Memorial Renews GroupOne’s eCW OneRate Medical Services Package

by Kaitlyn Houseman on August 10, 2011

    As part of physician integration strategy, one of the largest hospitals in Hawaii extends partnership with medical billing and EMR specialist to implement electronic health records software and billing services combination package.

Jefferson City, MO - August 10, 2011 – GroupOne Health Source, a medical consulting and billing firm, and Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) agreed to renew and extend GroupOne’s OneRate platform of medical services for its growing group of affiliated health providers.  Located in Wailuku, the hospital originally opened in 1884 and is currently the largest facility run by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and the only acute care hospital on Maui.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, EHR, EHR Training, Incentive Programs

Register Now: PQRI National Provider Information Call

by Kaitlyn Houseman on August 3, 2011

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national provider call on the Physician Quality Reporting System & Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, PQRS, Incentive Programs

National EHR Provider Call: Understanding Meaningful Use

by Keith Lage on July 28, 2011

Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: Understanding Meaningful Use
Thursday, August 18, 2011
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Americas) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, CMS, Affordable Care Act, Incentive Programs

Free Live Webinar - eClinicalWorks EMR & the Cure for MU

by Keith Lage on July 26, 2011

Registration is now open for the the September and October 2011 live webinar slots.  Reserve your spot today.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Affordable Care Act, Incentive Programs

Medical Practice Doubles Revenue with GroupOne

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 29, 2011

    Within three months, GroupOne’s eClinicalWorks Billing Center more than doubles community health practice’s collections. 

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, EHR

7 Tips to Maximize Your Collections on an EHR

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 20, 2011

by GroupOne’s EMR Billing Experts

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, EHR, Denial Management

EHR Medical Billing Checklist - Should I Outsource?

by Keith Lage on March 2, 2011

Many medical practices focus on cost when evaluating options. In many cases, the fees charged by a larger medical billing firm will be less than the cost of the in-house option. However, the real focus should be placed on the success of the billing process. Because of the amount of money involved in the average medical claim, even a slight 5% improvement in collections means exponentially more to the bottom line than a 5% reduction in billing fees. For the average provider:

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, Practice Management

Top 7 Tax Tips for Physicians in the 2011 Tax Season

by Jessica Graham on February 28, 2011

The last Congress was actually very good at making new laws.  As the result, there are many tax law changes that have come into effect. I asked the tax specialist in my wealth management network to give me a list of tax law changes in 2010. As I went through the list, I identify these seven that are relevant to physicians and their practices.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Medical Business

2010 Medical Net Collection Rate Exceeds 99.9%

by Jessica Graham on February 11, 2011

For medical practices that were with GroupOne for all of 2010, GroupOne’s overall net collection rate for 2010 exceeded 99.9%. Based on industry survey reports, the average net collection rate for all medical practices is slightly better than 96.3%. The rate for the better performing medical groups according to industry criteria is slightly more than 99.7%.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, GroupOne

GroupOne Is Your Guide to the Stimulus

by Jessica Graham on July 20, 2010

GroupOne Health Source wants to announce that last week on July 13th; the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rules for "Meaningful Use" of EHR technology under the HITECH Stimulus Program.  This program is part of the multibillion dollar American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The CMS announcement has cleared up the uncertainty surrounding the eligibility requirements for stimulus payments and GroupOne is ready to answer your questions.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne

Hospital based physicians get new definition for HITECH incentives

by Jessica Graham on May 6, 2010

HR 4851, the Continuing Extension Act of 2010 was signed into law in April. It extends unemployment benefits, delays Medicare reimbursement cuts for physicians, and amends the definition of hospital-based eligible professionals for the HITECH incentives. It is apparent that the lobbying and commenting, especially from provider organizations, to the current CMS rules initiated the change of definition.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne, Affordable Care Act

Will Your Patients Have a New Diagnosis on October 1st?

by Jessica Graham on September 5, 2008

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), have issued a record number of new diagnosis and procedure codes for the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9- CM) every year since 1986.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Patient Portal