May 2016 - Curas Inc

MACRA/MIPS/APMS – May 2016 Newsletter

You probably have already heard that CMS issued the proposal for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) on April 27. These two components are part of the unified framework called the Quality Payment Program. MIPS eligible clinicians include physicians, PAs, NPs, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and groups that include such clinicians. APMs…

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Meaningful Use 2015 – May 2016 Newsletter

Reminder: The Hardship Exemption has been extended to July 1, 2016. If you were unable to attest, you still have an opportunity to submit a Hardship Exemption.

Meaningful Use 2016 – May 2016 Newsletter

Security Risk assessment Remember that conducting a security risk analysis to meet the standards of the 1996 HIPAA Security rule is part of Meaningful Use requirements. This applies to both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of meaningful use, and it must be conducted within the same calendar year as the EHR reporting period. If the provider attests prior to the…

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Hawaii User Group Meeting – May 2016 Newsletter

On Friday, May 20th, over 20 attendees joined us at our first-ever Hawaii User Group Meeting! Debby led a packed session covering CMS 2015 programs, EMR tips and tricks, and the various Apple iOS apps from eCW. We were very excited about the turnout, and look forward to spending time with our Hawaii clients again soon!

PQRS 2016 – May 2016 Newsletter

How are you planning to report PQRS? If you do not have a plan, you should get started now to ensure that you can report on enough patients and to minimize/eliminate the need to go back to past encounters. There are three primary methods of reporting: Claims Based eCW PQRS Registry/Data Submission Vendor Third Party Registry/Data Submission Vendor If you…

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Curas President Num Pisutha-Arnond Participates in IT Leaders Forum

Roundtable Discussion led by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann Focused on the Region’s IT Workforce St. Louis, MO- Curas, Inc., a health care IT firm specializing in implementation and support of eClinicalWorks, recently joined a group of area leaders in information technology at a forum to discuss the current state of the region’s IT workforce. The panel was hosted…

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April 2016 News & Updates

2016 is certainly shaping up to be another busy year in the EMR world! We at Curas have already hosted and participated in a number of events to help you with important issues related to eClinicalWorks, Meaningful Use, PQRS, and more. We’re looking forward to a full slate of programs for the remainder of the year in St. Louis and…

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