The Top Five Things Your Medical Practice Needs to Know about MIPS

Just when you thought you had mastered CMS initiatives like Meaningful Use, the Physician Quality Reporting System, and the Value-Based Modifier program, along comes the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (otherwise known as MIPS).  While MIPS combines many facets of the various CMS programs listed above – facets which you may have mastered in your practice – there are some key…

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May 2017 Newsletter

Have you attended a Curas event or webinar in 2017? We’ve covered a lot of ground in the first few months of the year, and there’s more to come! From the upcoming St. Louis User Group meeting featuring MIPS to our informative webinars on analyzing reports and KPIs to elevate your success, we’re pleased to offer topics that will help…

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MIPS Corner, May 2017 Newsletter

eCW MIPS Dashboard The eClinicalWorks MIPS Dashboard is now available! It was released on May 1, 2017. The MIPS Dashboard requires eCW version C20.6 or higher. In addition, Curas needs to apply the MU/ACI Q1 patch. Please contact Curas Support or your account manager to sign up today. In addition, we’d like to take an opportunity to remind you of…

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PM Corner, May 2017 Newsletter

Dual ICD Code Submission Dual ICD Submission enables users to map the ICD-9 codes present in a claim to the respective ICD-10 codes of vice-versa, and then send these mapped codes in electronic and paper claim submission based on the type of ICD the insurance accepts. This feature is used in cases where the primary insurance accepts ICD-9 codes and…

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EMR Corner, May 2017 Newsletter

Managing NDC Codes In the Report Console, you have the ability to view and updated the NDCs that are incorrectly tied to old prescriptions. This is extremely useful if you are using eCliniSense. To access this utility, go to Report Console > Manage RX NDC. Reassigning ICD Codes to Orders In V10, eClinicalWorks introduced the Quick Order Tab on the…

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2016 EHR Hardship, May 2017 Newsletter

CMS is now accepting EHR Incentive Program hardship exception applications for the 2018 payment adjustment based upon the 2016 EHR reporting period. The deadline for Eligible Professionals to submit hardship exception applications is July 1, 2017. The application and instructions for completion are available on the CMS website.

Two New Reports Available in the Curas Report Store! May 2017 Newsletter

The Curas Report Store contains a library of commonly requested reports that clients can purchase for a fraction of the cost of a custom report. Over the last several years, we’ve continued to add reports that are useful and valuable to many Curas clients. We recently added two new reports:   Denial Dashboard … developed to help you analyze denials…

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Windows Server Compliance

Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows Server 2003 on July 14th, 2015. While the end of support for the Windows Operating System does not affect the functionality of the EMR, it does constitute a HIPAA risk. eClinicalWorks wants to make sure that your servers and data are not at risk and therefore they have stopped renewing licenses automatically on the obsolete…

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MIPS

As you know, 2017 brought about many changes related to MU, PQRS and VBM. Many of you have finished Meaningful Use and are probably taking a breather. We just wanted to remind everyone to keep an eye on the CMS announcements and to make your plan for this year. Remember that you can choose your participation level for 2017. Test:…

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Patient Engagement

In a recent article on Med City News, eClinicalWorks’ Sidd Shah, who is leading the healow™ program, noted the importance of providers being involved in the patient engagement process. This can lead to better health outcomes and cost savings. Shah explains that the apps and technology are just the starting point for patient engagement, and outlines the two primary areas…

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