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eClinicalWorks EHR Users Blog

Tutorials, Tips, and Updates for eClinicalWorks EHR Users


Jessica Graham

Jessica is the Business Applications Manager at GroupOne Health Source. As the Business Applications Manager, Jessica builds and maintains the structure for internal processes that exist in GroupOne's Customer Relationship Management Software.

Email: jgraham@g1hs.com

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CMS Update: Payment Adjustments Beginning January 1, 2015

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 30, 2013 11:58:00 AM

Medicare EPs: How to Avoid Payment Adjustments

Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) who do not demonstrate meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program may be subject to payment adjustments beginning on January 1, 2015. Because payment adjustments are mandated to begin on the first day of the 2015 calendar year, CMS will determine the payment adjustments based on meaningful use data submitted prior to the 2015 calendar year.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, CMS, Incentive Programs

CMS official: $400 million in EHR incentive payments issued

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Aug 8, 2011 4:01:00 PM

Tens of thousands of healthcare providers have signed up for federal electronic health-record system incentive payment programs that have paid hundreds of millions of dollars this year, a federal official said at a meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR

CMS Experts to Discuss EHR Incentive Programs

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jul 12, 2011 3:52:00 PM

Hear the Experts Talk about the EHR Incentive Programs

Register Now: National Provider Call on Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Basics for Eligible Professionals (EPs)

Date: Thursday, July 14
Time : 1:30-3:00pm  ET

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne, CMS

2012 Changes to Physician Fee Schedule

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jul 5, 2011 3:49:00 PM

CMS proposes policy, payment rate changes for the Physician Fee Schedule in 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012.  More than 1 million providers of vital health services to Medicare beneficiaries – including medical and osteopathic physicians, limited license practitioners such as podiatrists, and NPPs such as nurse practitioners and physical therapists – are paid under the MPFS.  CMS projects that total payments under the MPFS in CY 2012 will be $80 billion.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne

Free Accountable Care Organizaztions (ACO) Learning Sessions

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 21, 2011 3:45:00 PM

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is offering free Accelerated Development Learning Sessions (ADLS) for providers interested in learning more about how to coordinate patient care through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Four ACO Accelerated Development Learning Sessions are being offered in 2011, with the first session scheduled for June 20-22 in Minneapolis, MN. Each session will teach providers interested in becoming ACOs what steps they can take to improve care delivery and how to develop an action plan for moving toward providing better coordinated care.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

Recent Medical Review of Established Office Visits

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 14, 2011 3:37:00 PM

Lessons to be Learned

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

First Medicare EHR Incentive Payments Totaling Over $75 Million

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 7, 2011 3:28:00 PM

Providers Offered Flexibility in Adopting E-Prescribing

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR

CMS Wants More Exemptions for Docs to Avoid e-prescribing Penalties

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 4, 2011 3:27:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed giving physicians additional "hardship" exemptions that will prevent them from being penalized by Medicare for not prescribing electronically this year. The only catch is that the proposed rule won't be finalized until sometime after July 25, when the comment period ends. With a deadline for obtaining an exemption set for Oct. 1, doctors will have roughly two months to apply for an exemption.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne

CMS: Medicaid Will No Longer Reimburse for Preventable Conditions

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 2, 2011 3:24:00 PM

On Wednesday, CMS released a final rule stating that Medicaid will no longer reimburse hospitals and health care providers for treating certain preventable conditions, MedPage Today reports.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne

First Physicians in the Nation Receives Meaningful Use check

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 20, 2011 3:22:00 PM

May 19, 2011 | Healthcare IT News Staff

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Incentive Programs

State of Hawaii, Public Safety Department Selects eClinicalWorks

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 18, 2011 3:20:00 PM

Correctional Facilities to Use Electronic Medical Records System for Improved Quality of Care

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 11, 2011—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that the State of Hawaii, Public Safety Department has selected eClinicalWorks electronic medical records (EMR) system to help manage care at its seven correctional facilities, which are located on four islands. Using eClinicalWorks will allow the department to streamline operations and improve the quality of care provided through its reporting capabilities and the ability to share data between the facilities. 

“Facilitating care across multiple islands creates a unique challenge,” said Wes Mun for the State of Hawaii Public Safety Department. “When we decided to adopt an EMR system, we looked for one that would make this information sharing process seamless and allow us to use technology to improve the quality of correctional health care. eClinicalWorks offers that with a comprehensive solution that is easy to customize as well as use.”

Using eClinicalWorks EMR will aid the State of Hawaii in streamlining processes and promoting improved patient care in its correctional facilities. The system will also permit providers to utilize chronic and preventative care measures, including those that are unique to this setting such as suicide watch alerts, etc. The eClinicalWorks EMR will also provide intake screening process flows and a behavioral health module.

“eClinicalWorks offers technologies that improve clinical outcomes for a variety of settings,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “Our successful implementation experience with correctional facilities, including Rikers Island, makes us a logical solution for this type of facility. We are honored to have been selected by the State of Hawaii, Department of Public Safety.”

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

City of Philadelphia Selects eClinicalWorks EHR

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 17, 2011 3:18:00 PM

Department of Public Health to Use Electronic Health Records Solution for Improved Continuity of Care among Approximately 230 Providers

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—May 16, 2011—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that the City of Philadelphia has selected the company to help improve the continuity of care for the City’s Department of Public Health. Using eClinicalWorks will provide the approximately 230 providers across 20 primary care and correctional clinics with a preventative-care oriented electronic health record (EHR) solution to improve the quality of care through reporting capabilities and the ability to share data between facilities.

“As a provider of health care services, we must meet ARRA/HITECH federal requirements; the eClinicalWorks suite allows us to meet these requirements in a timely way,” said Donald Schwarz, MD, Deputy Mayor and Commissioner for Public Health in the City of Philadelphia. “By deploying eClinicalWorks, we will establish an innovative electronic health record that will support the integration of health services provided by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Prison System. The single, unified health record will enhance providers’ ability to access and share complete and accurate information, improve the coordination of care for patients, families and other providers.”

Gordon Zeis, Philadelphia’s EHR program director said, “We conducted a long and thorough search for a partner to aid us in providing the platform to reach our program goals in the areas of clinical services delivery, data and knowledge management, data based public health policy formulation, etc. eClinicalWorks was chosen due to its commitment to municipal partnership, data and knowledge integration, experience with ambulatory health and correctional facilities as well as their entrepreneurial spirit.”

Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Prison System will utilize eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its clinics, combining electronic medical records, practice management, patient portal, interoperability, mobile and messaging capabilities— all unified and linked via a single database. Improving communication with access to real-time information, eClinicalWorks Electronic Health eXchange (eEHX) will serve as a hub providing physicians with improved access to patients’ health information and allowing them to exchange data more effectively, with each other and eventually connecting to health department registries, including those for smoking and vaccines.

“The City of Philadelphia is embarking on a groundbreaking initiative that will lay the foundation for future projects,” said Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “eClinicalWorks has extensive experience with public health departments, making this a great fit. Our prevention-oriented EHR has already demonstrated improved quality of care and we are pleased to have been selected by the City of Philadelphia.”

As part of eClinicalWorks’ comprehensive EHR solution, Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Philadelphia Prison System providers will have access to the following:

eClinicalWorks EMR/PM enables clinicians to manage patient flow, immediately access patient records in-house or remotely, electronically communicate with the referring physicians and securely send consult notes and clinical data;
eClinicalWorks Patient Portal allows patients and doctors to communicate securely via the Internet;
eBO® performs clinical and financial analytics;
eClinicalMessenger® acts as a messaging service that utilizes Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) to enable physician practices to send messages, in batches or singularly, to patients for aspects of care. This includes appointment reminders, lab results, diagnostic imaging and statements;
eClinicalWorks P2P™ provides practice-to-practice, provider-to-provider communications in a peer-to-peer environment; and
eEHX® serves as a hub to provide physicians with improved access to patients’ health information and allow them to exchange data more effectively with each other.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks

Physician Signature and Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 16, 2011 3:17:00 PM

Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructed its contractors on how to proceed regarding two policies - (1) the physician signature requirement for requisitions for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests that was finalized in the CY 2011 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, and (2) the face-to-face encounter requirements for home health and hospice that were mandated by Congress in the Affordable Care Act.  Both of these policies were effective January 1, 2011.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, CMS, Affordable Care Act

CMS National Provider Call: Understanding Meaningful Use

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 13, 2011 3:03:00 PM

Wish you knew more about how to use electronic health records (EHRs) to earn incentive payments from CMS? CMS will hold a national provider education call to help you learn more about meaningful use on Thursday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, CMS

2011 PQRI System & eRx Incentive Program

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 11, 2011 2:57:00 PM

National Provider Call with Q & A Session

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Provider Communications Group will host a national provider conference call on the 2011 Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program.  This toll-free call will take place from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., EDT, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks