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eClinicalWorks EHR Users Blog

Tutorials, Tips, and Updates for eClinicalWorks EHR Users


MGMA wants contingency plan on 5010

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Dec 20, 2011 1:50:00 PM

A significant number of medical group practices as well as several state Medicaid programs are not ready for the federally mandated conversion to the ASC X12 Version 5010 electronic transaction standards, according to the Medical Group Management Association-American College of Medical Practice Executives. The group is calling on the CMS to push back the looming Jan. 1 compliance deadline on the upgrade by at least six months.

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Topics: CMS

Meaningful Use Timeline Changes

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Dec 13, 2011 10:27:00 AM

Proposed Meaningful Use Timeline Changes Encourage Adoption of EHRs

The following comes directly from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  GroupOne is well positioned to help physicians meet Meaningful Use criteria which will entitle practices to up to $63,750 over the next few years.  Questions?  Register for a Free Demo or send us an email here.

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Topics: EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

2011 EHR Incentive Payments Summary

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Dec 12, 2011 1:24:00 PM

CMS Has Issued Nearly $2B in EHR Incentive Pay During Past Year

During Wednesday's Health IT Policy Committee meeting, a CMS official delivered a presentation showing that Medicare and Medicaid each have distributed nearly $1 billion in incentive payments during the first year of the meaningful use program, Health Data Management reports.

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Topics: EHR, Incentive Programs

eClinicalWorks Tops Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Report

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Nov 28, 2011 1:26:00 PM

eClinicalWorks Places in Leader Quadrant for Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Report

In a report released in November 2011 by IDC Health Insights, eClinicalWorks® earned high scores for its unified electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management (PM) solution that is used by ambulatory practices of all sizes, placing the company in the Leader Quadrant. This report, titled IDC MarketScape: U.S. Ambulatory EMR/EHR for Midsize and Large Practices 2011 Vendor Assessment, focused on electronic health and medical records for the ambulatory market, targeting the midsize and large practices.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Practice Management

CMS Delays 5010 Enforcement until March 2012

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Nov 17, 2011 12:14:00 PM

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services Announces 90-Day Period of Enforcement Discretion for Compliance with New HIPAA Transaction Standards

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) announced that it would not initiate enforcement action until March 31, 2012, with respect to any HIPAA covered entity that is not in compliance with the ASC X12 Version 5010 (Version 5010), NCPDP Telecom D.0 (NCPDP D.0) and NCPDP Medicaid Subrogation 3.0 (NCPDP 3.0) standards. Notwithstanding OESS’ discretionary application of its enforcement authority, the compliance date for use of these new standards remains January 1, 2012 (small health plans have until January 1, 2013 to comply with NCPDP 3.0).

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Topics: CMS, ICD-10

Changes to 2012 Physician Fee Schedule

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Nov 15, 2011 10:47:00 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rates final rule.  The payment rate adjustment is effective for services delivered on or after January 1, 2012.  As you will note, the announced rate reflects a 27.4 percent SGR downward adjustment.  This downward adjustment is slightly less than the 29.5 percent reduction previously projected by CMS.  Unless Congress intervenes to prevent this cut from taking place, physicians will experience a dramatic reduction in their Medicare fee schedule payments.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, EHR, CMS

Six States Launch Medicaid EHR Payment Programs

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Nov 14, 2011 2:15:00 PM

Six more states have launched programs to register providers for Medicaid electronic health-record incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, bringing the total number of active states to 39, and the total number of states making payments under the program to 23, the CMS announced.

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Topics: EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

Despite ACO rule, EHRs still key to clinical decisions

Keith Lage

by Keith Lage on Nov 1, 2011 12:31:00 PM

October 25, 2011 | Mary Mosquera
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Topics: EHR, ACO

ICD-10 conversion may require 110,000 hours of education

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Oct 31, 2011 12:39:00 PM

Written by Beth Walsh   

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, Medical Business, ICD-10

Over $1 billion in Meaningful Use Payments by End of 2011

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Oct 20, 2011 12:57:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September paid out $25 million to 1400 eligible providers and $61 million to 30 dually eligible hospitals under the meaningful use EHR incentive program, according to Robert Anthony from the CMS Office of E-Health Standards and Services.

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Topics: EHR, Incentive Programs

Over 100,000 Health Providers Sign Up for Meaningful Use

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Oct 6, 2011 2:42:00 PM

At the end of September, more than 100,000 hospitals and physicians had registered for the meaningful use incentive program, according to CMS, Government Health ITreports.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Incentive Programs

Medicaid claims audits to begin in January

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Sep 27, 2011 2:07:00 PM

CMS adjusted the RAC program in several ways supported by doctors, including requiring auditors to employ them as medical directors.

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Topics: EHR, CMS

Four more States Registering for Medicaid EHR Payments

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Sep 19, 2011 8:55:00 AM

FL, IL, GA, and OR Now Accept Registrations

Four more states recently opened registration for their Medicaid electronic health record incentive payment programs, bringing the total of states with functioning programs to 27, the CMS has announced.

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Topics: EHR, Incentive Programs

CMS Finalizes Changes to 2011 eRx Incentive Program

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Sep 5, 2011 9:31:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced Changes to the Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program for Calendar Year 2011.  The three main changes for the 2011 ePrescribe (eRx) Incentive Program include:

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Topics: CMS

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