Tropical Storm Isaac: Approaching the Florida Peninsula

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Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to reach hurricane status later today, is approaching the Florida peninsula. As hurricanes have the potential to bring flooding rains, damaging winds and power outages, MediPro would like you to be informed that we are closely monitoring weather reports and we are prepared to provide support in case your organization is… Read more »

Review Important Questions and Answers about Registration for the EHR Incentive Programs

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After determining your eligibility for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, you should then register as early as possible for the Medicare and/or Medicaid program. CMS’ EHR Information Center is open to assist the EHR provider community with registration and other program-related inquiries. The center can be reached at 1-888-734-6433 (primary number) or 888-734-6563… Read more »

Take steps now to avoid 2013 e-prescribing penalty

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CMS is urging physicians to report on at least 10 electronic scripts (e-scripts) by June 30, 2012, to avoid the 2013 Medicare e-prescribing penalty that amounts to a 1.5 percent reduction from their Medicare Part B payments in 2013. Physicians can also file for a hardship exemption but must do so by June 30, 2012…. Read more »

165,592 Reasons to Implement an EHR Today!

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Improved Coding Down-coding and poor charge capture can both be improved through an EHR’s E&M Coder. A study by Medical Economics Magazine estimated that a physician who is regularly down-coding may be losing $40,000 to $50,000 annually. A study done by Partners Healthcare System found an increase of 1.5% to 5% in overall billing simply… Read more »

ICD-10 Delay: 7 Things Practices Can Do With the Extra Time

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HealthData Management, March 12, 2012: The Department of Health and Human Services recently confirmed its intent to push back the Oct. 1, 2013, ICD-10 compliance deadline for certain health care entities. However, HHS has not yet specified a new deadline or defined which entities will be covered by the change, and many physician practices are… Read more »

The EHR Information Center Will be Open on Saturday; Staff and Services to be in Operation from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

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February 29 is the last day for eligible professionals (EPs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to register and attest to receive an incentive payment for calendar year (CY) 2011 through the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System. With the February 29 deadline approaching, the EHR Information… Read more »

More Than 70 Percent of Attested EHRs are Dually Certified by CCHIT

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Chicago – Feb. 13, 2012 – More than two-thirds (71 percent) of the complete electronic health records (EHRs) of providers and hospitals that have successfully attested to federal meaningful use criteria and qualified for incentives through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are dually certified under both the ONC-ATCB and the CCHIT Certified programs… Read more »

What we are hearing about ANSI 5010: Common Rejections

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The ANSI 5010 standards for electronic healthcare claims went into effect on January 1, 2012. Payers – including Medicare, TRICARE and some state Medicaid plans – are currently rejecting claims that are not in the 5010 standard format. Rejections typically occur because of the fields or data elements listed below. **To help prevent 5010 rejections,… Read more »