Important Dates for Meaningful Use Attestation

Below is a list of Key Meaningful Use dates as reported by EMR & HIPAA:

October 3, 2012: Last date to start the 90-day reporting period to earn an $18,000 EHR incentive payment for 2012, and to be eligible for the maximum total of $44,000. (The potential total drops to $39,000 in 2013.) Physicians do not have to be registered by this date—they can register at any time before they attest.


Are Doctors Buying EMR Systems for the Right Reasons?


The most recent CDC data of November 2011 shows that EMR adoption has crossed a psychological tipping point. Here’s a key finding:

In 2011, 57% of office-based physicians used electronic medical record/electronic health record (EMR/EHR) systems.


Cloud Based EMR Deployment

In an article written by Katherine Rourke titled ‘Ready Or Not, Cloud Based EMRs Getting More Popular’, Rourke exclaimed that “the more she read about cloud deployments of EMRs, the more it appears that something useful is going on.” 



Top Five Women in Health IT

I had recently been put in touch with an article written by Katie Matlack, called “The Top 5 Women in Health IT You Should Know."


Communication is the Most Important Medical Instrument - Patient Portal and EMR

 “A good scalpel makes a better surgeon. Good communication makes a better doctor.”

- Dr. Josh Umbehr



Switching to Electronic Prescribing (e-Rx)

Electronic prescribing or e-prescribing (e-Rx) is not an entirely new concept in the healthcare industry.  It focuses on computer-based electronic generation, transmission and filling of a prescription, taking the place of paper and faxed prescriptions.  It allows a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to electronically transmit a new prescription or renewal authorization to a community or mail-order pharmacy.


Was your EHR Incentive Attestation Denied? How to file an appeal?

Few Hundred Eligible Providers were denied attestation to EHR Incentive Meaningful Use last year. CMS has put together a process for appealing for Medicaid and soon, Medicare programs. 


Is your EMR contract and billing sound?

Sometimes it feels like it is a good idea to buy everything from one vendor. EMR and PM software as well as hardware, networking and computer maintenance. 

Or is it?


Cloud EMR and Trust Security

 During years of economic downturn and healthcare upheaval, many companies and medical practices have been hit hard with lower revenues and sinking margins.  Software as a service, SaaS, is one of many options that industries are turning toward to save money to protect their most valuable information instead of paying thousands of dollars to install software on their computers.


New 5010 rules require all billing providers to report their Taxonomy Code with all claims

Addition of Taxonomy Code for Billing Providers 

Under the new 5010 requirements, all billing providers are now required to report their Taxonomy Code with all claims.