January 2017 - Curas Inc

Curas President Num Pisutha-Arnond Interviewed for an Article in Part B News

Curas President Num Pisutha-Arnond was recently interviewed for an article in Part B News which included tips to help practices prepare their EHR for MIPS. In the article, Pisutha-Arnond advised: “If you were already meeting the MU (meaningful use) and PQRS (physician quality reporting system) requirements, you should be able to easily meet the MIPS requirements in 2017 without radically…

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2016 Meaningful Use, January 2017 Newsletter

Don’t forget to attest for 2016! The deadline for 2016 is February 28, 2017. The EHR reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90-day period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Go to CMS to learn more. If you are confused with the attestation website and how to enter numbers from your MAQ dashboard, Curas is here…

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2016 UDS Reports Released, January 2017 Newsletter

The 2016 UDS reports have been applied for all of our supported FQHC customers! eClinicalWorks has posted all setup and training materials on my.eclinicalworks.com. Curas trainers are here to assist, too! We offer a range of services for UDS, and are here to make the process seamless for you. If you would like us to help with the entire setup,…

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2017 New Year Updates, January 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 CPT Codes and Medicare Fee Schedule patches are now available. Curas is in the process of deploying these for our supported customers, and will notify you when this process is completed. No action is needed. However, if you have any special requirements or questions, please contact the Curas Support Team at 636-980-1310 or via email at support@curas.net.

2017 Chronic Care Management (CCM) Changes

On November 2, 2016 CMS finalized the 2017 Physician Fee Schedule final rule that recognizes the importance of primary care by improving payment for Chronic Care Management (CCM). As a result of this ruling, below are some changes to the CCM Program starting January 1st, 2017: Introduction of 3 new CPT codes G0506 – Add on code to CCM initiating…

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eCW releases Version 10 SP2 with 10e, January 2017 Newsletter

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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MIPS, January 2017 Newsletter

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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