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eClinicalWorks EHR Users Blog

      

eClinicalWorks EHR Users Blog

Tutorials, Tips, and Updates for eClinicalWorks EHR Users


Kaitlyn Houseman

As the Marketing Specialist at GroupOne Health Source, Kaitlyn leverages the company's experience in revenue cycle management and healthcare IT to bring readers expert advice on all things healthcare practice management. Since joining the sales and marketing division at GroupOne, Kaitlyn has been able to identify the top concerns of healthcare professionals and develop content that provides answers and insights into healthcare policy, patient pay strategies, EHR optimization, and medical coding and billing.

Email: khouseman@g1hs.com

Author's Posts

Stage I Meaningful Use Deadline Is Approaching

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Aug 10, 2012 3:09:00 PM

October 3rd is the Last Day for EPs to Begin their 90-Day Reporting Period for 2012

Wednesday, October 3rd, is the last day for eligible professionals (EPs) to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year (CY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. For EPs, this means that they must begin their consecutive 90-day reporting period by October 3rd in order to attest to meeting meaningful use and be eligible to receive an incentive payment for CY 2012.

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Topics: Medical Business, EHR, Incentive Programs

Continued Growth Challenges Ambulatory EMR Vendor Capacity

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Aug 6, 2012 8:56:00 PM

Half of purchases in the ambulatory EMR market will come from providers replacing their current vendor; many feel the honeymoon period is over.

OREM, UT /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ambulatory EMR market expansion finds top EMR vendors racing to keep current clients on board while engaging new ones and extends opportunities to other vendors. According to findings from a new study titled "Ambulatory EMR 2012: Market Splitting Under Adoption Pressure," vendors such as athenahealth, eClinicalWorks, e-MDs, Epic, and Greenway are gaining mindshare, and traditional ambulatory EMR favorites Allscripts, Cerner, GE, NextGen, McKesson, and Vitera (Sage) are juggling resources as provider need grows.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Incentive Programs

eClinicalWorks - EHR Market Share Leader

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jul 21, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Report Recording Usage of EHRs Among Medicare Providers Shows Progress in Utilization

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—July 19, 2012—A June 2012 report by the Office of the Inspector General offers a look into the utilization of electronic health records (EHR) solutions. This report, titled Use of Electronic Health Records in 2011 Among Medicare Physicians Providing Evaluation and Management Services, shows progress in adoption, signaling that many practices are on board. It found that:

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR

Women’s Care Florida Selects eClinicalWorks

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by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jul 16, 2012 9:38:00 PM

Nationally Recognized OB/GYN Leader Chooses eClinicalWorks Comprehensive Electronic Health Record Solution for 165 Providers across 52 Locations 

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Patient Portal, eClinicalWorks New Features

Study Ranks EHRs for Small Practices

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by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jun 28, 2012 10:08:00 AM

This article came from Medscape Today News earlier this month.  It is touting the benefits of the eClinicalWorks EHR platform for small medical practices.  Do you have questions about the award-winning eClincialWorks EHR system?  Schedule a free demonstration with one of our experts today!

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Practice Management

EHR Incentive Program Milestone: Over 100k Providers

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jun 21, 2012 11:06:00 PM

CMS and ONC Announce Over 100,000 Providers Have Been Paid Under the EHR Incentive Programs

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced that over 100,000 health care providers have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

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Topics: EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

Christie Clinic of Illinois Transitions to eClinicalWorks EHR

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by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jun 4, 2012 12:56:00 PM

One of the Largest Physician-owned, Multi-specialty Group Medical Practices in Illinois to Use Comprehensive Electronic Health Records Solution for 150 Providers Across 16 Locations

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks(R), a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that Christie Clinic, one of the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group medical practices in Illinois, will transition to eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for 150 providers across 16 locations. Integration with the practice's laboratory, radiology, PACS, cardio diagnostics systems, among others, will extend the benefits of this technology.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Medical Business, EHR, Practice Management

College Park Family Care Center Switches to eClinicalWorks EHR

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 16, 2012 12:43:00 PM

eClinicalWorks, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that College Park Family Care Center, the largest non-hospital owned multi-specialty group in the Kansas City-area, has chosen eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 91 providers across 12 locations. Designed to improve communication with access to real-time information, this initiative will aid the group in pursuing quality of care initiatives, including Meaningful Use and Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH) recognition.
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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Announcements

eClinicalWorks Opens Chicago Office

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by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 8, 2012 8:03:00 PM

New Chicago Office to Host 2012 Users Group Meeting

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 24, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces the opening of its new location in Chicago, which will provide a central U.S. presence and focus on implementation of its comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution. Currently, the company is headquartered in Massachusetts and has additional offices in New York City, California and Georgia.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Medical Business, EHR, Practice Management

CMS: Almost $4.5 billion in EHR payments

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Apr 25, 2012 2:16:00 PM

Nearly $4.5 billion in federal incentives to implement electronic health record systems has been paid out thus far, with program enrollments and payments still increasing in the first quarter of 2012, according to an analysis of the CMS' latest data (PDF).

There are now more than a quarter of a million (225,765) actively enrolled participants in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to the CMS. Hospitals can receive payments under both the Medicare and the Medicaid programs, and most do, but physicians and other professionals can participate only in one program or the other.

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Topics: Medical Business, CMS, Incentive Programs

eClinicalWorks’ Users Recieve Best Level Of Patient-Centered Medical Homes Recognition

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Apr 18, 2012 7:36:00 PM

Comprehensive Electronic Health Records Solution Aids Practices in Becoming Nationally Distinguished for Care Model Based on 2011 Specifications

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 16, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that several customers have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for achieving Level 3 Physician Practice Connections®-Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH) status, the highest designation available. PCMHs coordinate care in a primary care setting with the goal of strengthening the physician-patient relationship, leading to better care delivered, more involved patients and reduced avoidable costs over time.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Incentive Programs

ICD-10 Potential Enforcement Delays

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by Kaitlyn Houseman on Apr 18, 2012 6:47:00 PM

New health care law provisions cut red tape, save up to $4.6 billion

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, eClinicalWorks, EHR, ICD-10

GBMC Partners with eClinicalWorks for ACO Initiative

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by Kaitlyn Houseman on Feb 27, 2012 2:29:00 PM

One of the Largest Community Hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic Selects eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Portal and eClinicalWorks Community Analytics

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks(R), a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), one of the largest community hospitals in the mid-Atlantic, has expanded its relationship with the company to include eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Portal and eClinicalWorks Community Analytics. This will aid GBMC in meeting its objectives as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), coordinating care across the continuum as well as evaluating population health and quality improvement activities.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, Patient Portal, EHR, ACO, eClinicalWorks New Features

5010 Electronic Claims Submission 496 Edit

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Feb 25, 2012 12:42:00 PM

5010 Electronic Claims Submission 496 Edit And Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Denials

Denial for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services

CMS has received reports that providers are receiving denials for advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services they are accredited to perform.  We have taken action to correct the situation.  CMS has instructed all contractors to review each ADI claim denial, and reprocess those claims that were deemed to be incorrectly denied, in a timely manner.  Providers do not need to take any action in this situation.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, EHR, CMS

Sebelius says $3.1B paid out for EHR incentives

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Feb 21, 2012 1:04:00 PM

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that 2,000 hospitals and 41,000 physicians have received $3.1 billion in incentive payments for the meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs).

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Topics: EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs