Top Lessons for an EHR Implementation

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Medical records are at the center of every doctor’s practice, which makes an EHR implementation both critical and stressful at the same time. Everything doctors do revolves around these records, so changing systems introduces an understandable level of stress. As long as you follow a few basic guidelines, you can trust that your EHR system… Read more »

Hurricane Irma

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With Hurricane Irma quickly approaching the US, all of us at MediPro will be thinking about everyone that will be affected by this storm.  The most important thing is the safety of you and your family.  If there is anything that we can help with such as our free offsite backup or hosting service, please… Read more »

Avoiding The WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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On Friday the WannaCry ransomware attack  affected over 75,000 machines in 99 countries across Europe.  This was one of the largest and most damaging cyberattacks in history.  This attack affected hospitals, major companies and other government agencies. Ransomware attacks are usually through email spam.  Messages are typically fake invoices, job offers or other lures which are… Read more »

ICD-10 glitch leads CMS to relax physician quality penalties

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The CMS issued something of a get-out-of-Medicare-penalties-free-card for two years to physicians and group practices due to a glitch with quality reporting measures based on a recent update to the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. The CMS pointed its finger at updates that went into use Oct. 1, 2016, to the ICD-CM (Clinical Modification) and… Read more »

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

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It’s that celebratory time of year where people both young and old make promises to themselves to improve upon their financial status, spend more quality time with family and minimize social history documentation in their medical record. If you are like me, I have lofty aspirations to better myself so those around me can benefit… Read more »

Meaningful Use Penalty to Hit 171,000 Clinicians Next Year

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Next year 171,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians will take a 3% pay cut from Medicare for failing to demonstrate that they met the government’s requirements for meaningful use of an electronic health record (EHR) system in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced. A government liaison for a major… Read more »

MGMA Survey of Operations in Medical Practices Shows an Increased Focus on Patient Experience

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Survey analyzes how practices adjust their operations as patients have more choices for care, including improving wait times, office hours, appointment scheduling, financial management, and patient portals New Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) (@MGMA) data find that medical practices focus on patient experience and access as patients face more options in how their care is… Read more »

Here are the MACRA final rule changes you need to know

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Last week, HHS released a barrage of regulations and guidance under it’s various arms. One final rule focused on health IT but the big news centered on CMS’ release of the highly anticipated Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2105 (MACRA) implementation final rule (link removed). The announcement differed somewhat from CMS’ previous releases. For… Read more »