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2020 03, 2020

MIPS Submission Methods: How to Submit MIPS Data?

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Medical professionals are required to follow the continually changing standards of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the latest information on the requirements for submitting data to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This article will explain the main standards and procedures for MIPS submission methods, including how to report MIPS data [...]

2020 03, 2020

How the MIPS Composite Performance Score is Calculated

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Background: Medicare is an official part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) operates MIPS. The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is under the authority of the CMS. Obamacare emphasizes the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for billing. The amount of reimbursement available comes from the final MIPS Composite Performance [...]

2020 03, 2020

Benefits of an EHR System Over Paper Records

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An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a real-time, patient-centered record that provides instant access to information to authorized users. While your EHR contains the patient’s medical and treatment history, the system goes beyond the typical clinical data you find at a provider’s office. Below we’ve listed some of the benefits of EHR for both providers [...]

2020 01, 2020

The Most Important Components of an EHR System

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Photo: Unsplash   The adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in the medical industry has a number of benefits.   In fact, 78% of physicians & practice managers using EHR reported enhanced patient care and 65% said it had alerted them to a potential medication error. Approximately 50% added that EHR use helped them [...]

2020 01, 2020

The Best EHR Software Systems in 2020

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The Best EHR Software Systems in 2019 Photo: Pixabay Electronic health records (EHRs) play a major role in the improvement of healthcare services. In fact, a survey reports that 88% of surveyed practitioners found EHR rewarding for their practice, and 75% reported better patient care due to EHR. And the EHR market is only [...]

2020 01, 2020

Everything There Is To Know About MACRA and FQHC

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Image: Pexels The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed by Congress in 2015, which led to the institution of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). MACRA was meant to change healthcare reimbursement models to the quality, rather than quantity of care. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are the most affected by this new [...]

2019 09, 2019

What Exactly is MACRA & MIPS?

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The majority of practices across the US reported confusion with MACRA and MIPS requirements. Similarly, these concerns are reflected in the reporting results of both 2018 and 2019 - with poor outcomes overall across the country. With so much confusion and poor results overall, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about MACRA and [...]

2019 08, 2019

How Long Should You Keep Medical Records in the USA?

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The minimum length of time for keeping your patients’ medical records varies state-by-state and, in certain states, your type of medical practice. In this article, we’ll give you an idea of what to expect in terms of how long you should retain medical records according to both federal law and state law. You’ll also get [...]

2019 07, 2019

Understanding the Pros & Cons of EHR / EMR

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Researchers credit the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 as a key driver for the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) and electronic medical record (EMR) systems in the United States. A major reason for EHR/EMR adoption has been the availability of government reimbursements to clinics and hospitals that [...]

2019 07, 2019

Guide to Problem Oriented Medical Records

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A Problem Oriented Medical Record (POMR) is a way of recording patient health information in a way that’s easy for physicians to read and revise. The basic idea of POMR is to equip doctors with the ability to understand the patient’s medical history. Since its introduction to the medical world in 1968, POMR has been [...]