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Meaningful Use 90 Day Reporting Period 2016

Did you know? CMS published a final rule on November 1 that will allow providers reporting Meaningful Use to report a 90-day reporting period in 2016 rather than the entire calendar year. Any continuous 90-day reporting period can be used. Please remember to log into the MAQ dashboard and begin to check the different periods to find the best option…

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As 2016 comes to an end, 2017 will bring about many changes related to MU, PQRS and VBM. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 will change Medicare payment adjustments, tying them to the quality and cost of care. Merit-based Inventive Payment System (MIPS) is one of the two tracks under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) ruling…

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SP2 / V10e: eCW Releases Version 10 SP2 with 10e

The highly anticipated general release of Version 10 SP2 with 10e was officially announced at the 2016 eClinicalWorks User Conference in October. This is the version that includes the HTML browser interface, and gives you access to eClinicalWorks using the power of Google™ Chrome™. To get 10e, an upgrade to eClinicalWorks version 10 SP2 is required. Curas is now scheduling…

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KMOX Radio C-Speak Featuring Curas’ Num Pisutha-Arnond

Curas President Num Pisutha-Arnond recently joined KMOX host Mark Reardon and PNC St. Louis President Michael Scully for C-Speak, a program highlighting area business leaders. During the show, Num discussed the latest developments in health care and electronic medical records, and shared the Curas story, beginning with the company’s founding in 2004 and chronicling the growth and changes Num and…

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What’s New: eCW Podcast Explores the CPC Initiative

Are you familiar with the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, or thinking about joining the program? In a recent podcast, eClinicalWorks explored the CPC initiative and provided insight from physicians who have participated. Or check it out on their website.

What’s New: eCW Podcasts decode MACRA, MIPS, & APMs

The Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), passed by Congress in 2015, shifts healthcare from a fee-for-service model into the Quality Payment Program. Yet at over 2,100 pages, understanding MACRA can seem overwhelming. In a two-part series, eClinincalWorks’ latest podcasts summarize the MACRA and Quality Payment program, outlines the MIPS and APMs payment tracks, gives tips on how to prepare…

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Meaningful Use Highlights, November 2016

Medicaid MU Medicaid Meaningful Use 2016 The last year that an eligible professional (EPs) can begin participation in the Medicaid EHR incentive program is 2016. Payments for eligible professionals are higher under Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs — up to $63,750 over six years. Eligible professionals can receive an incentive payment for adopting, implementing, or upgrading certified EHR technology in their…

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Important Meaningful Use 2016 and PQRS Points to Remember

Meaningful Use 2016 90-day Reporting Period Finalized for 2016 CMS is allowing returning EPs in Medicare and Medicare EHR Incentive Programs to use any continuous 90-day reporting period in 2016 and 2017. Click here for the CMS factsheet. 90-day data ending Oct. 31, 2016, is being extracted for both Objectives and eCQMs. Change your view from YTD to 90 days…

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eClinicalWorks 10e is Now Available

eClinicalWorks announced a the National User Conference that Version 10e (SP2) is now available! It’s the version you’ve been waiting for! As with other new releases, Curas is taking requests for upgrades and will schedule a mutually acceptable time to upgrade your system. Part of the process will involve a review of your hardware to make sure that it is…

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2016 National User Conference Recap

Over 4000 users from around the world gathered in Orlando to learn about the latest updates and developments in eClinicalWorks. The Curas team was there, sharing live updates through our social media channels, and welcoming more than 100 guests to our First Night reception to kick off the conference. Don’t forget that if you missed the conference, we’ll be doing…

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