<img src="//bat.bing.com/action/0?ti=5203022&amp;Ver=2" height="0" width="0" style="display:none; visibility: hidden;">
eClinicalWorks EHR Users Blog

      

eClinicalWorks EHR Users Blog

Tutorials, Tips, and Updates for eClinicalWorks EHR Users


eClinicalWorks Announces eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Portal

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Feb 21, 2012 12:53:00 PM

Cloud-based Portal Enables Care Coordination within Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-centered Medical Homes

LAS VEGAS, HIMSS CONFERENCE, BOOTH #531—February 21, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Portal for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-centered Medical Homes (PCMH). Tied directly into the electronic medical records (EMR) system, this tool will enable care coordination and reporting functionalities essential to these healthcare models.

Read More

Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Practice Management, ACO, eClinicalWorks New Features

ICD-10 Postponement Appears Likely

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Feb 17, 2012 11:12:00 AM

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius has announced that HHS will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain healthcare entities have to comply with ICD-10.

The final rule adopting ICD-10 as a standard was published in January 2009 and set a compliance date of October 1, 2013–a delay of two years from the compliance date initially specified in the 2008 proposed rule. HHS will announce a new compliance date moving forward.

Read More

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

Clinical Quality Measures - EHR Program

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Feb 16, 2012 4:24:00 PM

CMS has Added a New Webpage on CQMs to the EHR Website

CMS has created a new page of the EHR website dedicated to the clinical quality measures (CQMs) and their role in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The page intends to help providers better understand the purpose of CQMs and how to report on the measures.

Read More

Topics: EHR, CMS

Updated EHR Information Center

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Feb 6, 2012 2:43:00 PM

CMS Has Updated the EHR Information Center with New Self-Service Options

Following months of review and collective input, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Information Center Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system has been enhanced to provide users with an increased number of options and services to make accessing and reviewing data easier than ever before.

Read More

Topics: EHR, Incentive Programs

Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestation is Open

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jan 12, 2012 1:22:00 PM

Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestation for Eligible Professionals Opens TODAY!

Arizona Medicaid EHR Incentive Program attestation for Eligible Professionals (EPs) will open today, Thursday, January 12th. AHCCCS will accept EP attestations for the 2011 calendar year through February 29, 2012.

Read More

Topics: EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

EHR incentive payments total $2.5 billion

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Jan 11, 2012 8:49:00 AM

Total federal incentive payments for the use of electronic health record systems have soared to just over $2.5 billion, according to the CMS.   Robert Tagalicod, director of the Office of eHealth Standards and Services at the CMS, joined with staffers Robert Anthony and Jessica Kahn in delivering the news to the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee this morning.

Tagalicod said the preliminary December numbers don't tell the full story for the first year of the dual CMS programs under Medicare and Medicaid, because so-called eligible professionals still have until February to attest that they have met meaningful-use criteria during calendar year 2011 as required under the Medicare portion of the program.

Anthony said $1.38 billion has been paid thus far under Medicare; according to Kahn, $1.15 billion has been paid under Medicaid.

Anthony also posted a chart showing a sharp rise in payments in recent months.

"I love it when I can put together growth charts that have this big of a slope on them," he said. "You love that greater-than-45-degree angle going right up the chart.”

Kahn said 43 states have launched Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs so far, with Colorado and Kansas as the newest additions. Moreover, she said, 33 states currently are making payments and some of the country's most populous states—Illinois, California, New York and New Jersey—are "ramping up" their programs and will be ready to make payments soon. Both the Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs were created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

"We have had a wonderful year," said Dr. Farzad Mostashari, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS and chairman of the Health IT Policy Committee. "Looking back on 2011, it was astounding on how much progress has been made. We hope that 2012 will be just as big if not bigger in terms of progress."

By Joseph Conn from modernhealthcare.com

Read More

Topics: EHR, CMS

eClinicalWorks Takes Top Spot in AmericanEHR Report

Keith Lage

by Keith Lage on Dec 23, 2011 2:21:00 PM

eClinicalWorks Ranks First for Market Share in Small Physician Practices; Scores Highly on Functionality for Mid-to-Large Physician Practices

Read More

Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR

ASPS Partners with eClinicalWorks to Provide Latest EMR Technology

Kaitlyn Houseman

by Kaitlyn Houseman on Dec 23, 2011 1:17:00 PM

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and eClinicalWorks announced today an agreement to establish a three-year joint initiative to provide a customized electronic medical record for ASPS Member Surgeons. The agreement, which brings together the world's largest specialty society of plastic surgeons with one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare IT, will leverage both organizations' respective strengths to develop and deliver the latest technological advances in electronic health records to plastic surgery practices nationwide.

Read More

Topics: eClinicalWorks, Patient Portal, EHR

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, Practice Management

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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
Read More

Topics: EHR, ACO

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.

Read More

Topics: EHR, Incentive Programs