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Celebrating Medical Assistant Recognition Week with PrognoCIS

Celebrating Medical Assistant Recognition Week with PrognoCIS

Today is Medical Assistants Recognition Day, which is the official day to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). This is a time to acknowledge the valuable contributions that credentialed medical assistants (CMAs) make to running the medical practice. Whether performing administrative duties like providing electronic health …continue reading

PrognoCIS EHR Successfully Deploys MACRA Certified Product To Its Customer Base

PrognoCIS EHR Successfully Deploys MACRA Certified Product To Its Customer Base

In the latest Bizmatics press release, which was picked up by the San Jose Mercury News, we are excited to announce that PrognoCIS EHR has officially completed MACRA certification, and updates have been deployed to all our physicians using PrognoCIS. To receive a positive MIPS payment, medical practices must submit 90 days (the deadline to …continue reading

Urology EHR Use Facilitates Active Surveillance as Surgery Substitute

Urology EHR Use Facilitates Active Surveillance as Surgery Substitute

In the Spirit of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to remember how Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems can improve your urology practice’s workflow with a variety of templates and customized content, such as patient treatment plans, kidney CT scans, and cryotherapy for prostate conditions. In a recent study published by the National Institute of …continue reading

Do You Know Your MACRA Participation Status?

Do You Know Your MACRA Participation Status?

Summer is almost gone, and we’re getting closer to the Oct. 2nd deadline to collect quality reporting data under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The level to which you participate this year determines what your payment adjustment will be in 2018. Our number one piece of MACRA advice: avoid negative payment adjustments. …continue reading

CMS Provides MACRA Support for Clinicians In Need

CMS Provides MACRA Support for Clinicians In Need

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) reporting period, a part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), officially began on January 1st, 2017. Providers have between now and October 1st to begin their quality reporting for MACRA in order to ensure they won’t receive negative payment adjustments in 2019. Though MACRA has …continue reading

Telehealth Is Healthcare’s New Frontier, Powered by MACRA

Telehealth Is Healthcare’s New Frontier, Powered by MACRA

Perhaps the top priority for providers in the coming years is the successful transition from Meaningful Use to MACRA. The motivation for meeting the requirements of this transition is a series of compensation adjustments, both positive and negative. MACRA, or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is the bipartisan brainchild of the …continue reading

Avoid MACRA Penalties Based on New Guidance

Avoid MACRA Penalties Based on New Guidance

Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Center’s for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS) has written a blog post on the implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Slavitt’s post titled, “Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace”, shows a way providers can participate in MACRA in a slower and potentially …continue reading

Reputational Impact of Providers’ MIPS Composite Scores

Reputational Impact of Providers’ MIPS Composite Scores

The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System quality reporting period begins at the start of 2017, with the payment adjustment period following two years after. The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System is a component of biggest overhaul of the Medicare payment system in recent history, the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act. I believe it’s important to understand …continue reading

Universal Benefits of Value Based Care

Universal Benefits of Value Based Care

TL;DR Value-based care is a potentially viable payment model for practices, regardless of MACRA participation The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are focusing on small and rural practices in preparation for MACRA HIMSS submitted a Comment Letter detailing their concerns and recommendations for MACRA The …continue reading

ACI Program from MACRA to Overhaul Meaningful Use

ACI Program from MACRA to Overhaul Meaningful Use

We’ve recently looked at the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and its overhaul of Medicare, specifically with the revamping of quality reporting systems (Meaningful Use and PQRS). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released new important information on MACRA that directly affects how providers use electronic health …continue reading