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September 1, 2020 AMA releases 2021 CPT code set

AMA releases 2021 CPT code set SEP 1, 2020 CHICAGO— The first major overhaul in more than 25 years to the codes and guidelines for office and other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services was included in today’s release of the 2021 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set published by the American Medical Association (AMA). These foundational…

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Webinar September 16: Navigating Telemedicine Reimbursement in the New Normal

Navigating Telemedicine Reimbursement in the New Normal TriZetto Webinar – Wednesday, September 16, 10:00-11:00 AM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic brought unwelcome challenges overnight, leaving the healthcare industry foundering in a sea of change. Physicians quickly emerged as heroes, but planning – and willpower – will be important to navigate in order to sustain your practice’s…

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Reinvent Your Practice with eClinicalWorks

Reinvent Your Practice eClinicalWorks Telehealth Reinventing your medical practice starts as an idea, but with an innovative healthcare IT partner, it can become a reality. eClinicalWorks helps with every stage of healthcare, starting with online booking and payment collection, continuing with a safe, contactless check-in process, and leading to easy, flexible methods for documenting Progress…

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Healthcare Finance News: Health system leaders attribute telehealth, communication and planning to financial recovery

Health system leaders attribute telehealth, communication and planning to financial recovery Healthcare Finance News, July 16, 2020 Mallory Hackett, Associate Editor Executives spoke about navigating through the pandemic during the Healthcare Financial Management Association Digital Annual Conference. As health systems begin the road to financial recovery from the pandemic, one characteristic of executives has emerged: they…

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eClinicalWorks: Digitize Your Front Office

Digitize Your Front Office Now more than ever, practices are feeling pressure to ensure minimal touches in the front office to safequard employees and patients. Watch this informative webinar from eClinicalWorks and eCW customers on How to Digitize Your Front Office. Contact sales for more information.   eClinicalWorks Post from July 1, 2020 Today, digitizing…

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MGMA Releases Checklist for Reopening Your Practice

MGMA Releases Checklist for Reopening Your Practice If you are about to re-open your practice, we encourage you to read the Covid-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist provided by MGMA.   This document covers items such as determining priorities, preparing employees, and even forecasting a budget. There are also a series of special considerations to evaluate to help manage…

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CDC Post Online: Outpatient and Ambulatory Care Settings: Responding to Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Control Online Post Purpose of this Guidance This interim guidance outlines goals and strategies suggested for U.S. ambulatory care settings in response to community spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Ambulatory care settings are where health services or acute care services are provided on an outpatient basis and can include community…

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CMS Update: Billing for Professional Telehealth Distant Site Services During the Public Health Emergency — Revised

CMS NEWS: Billing for Professional Telehealth Distant Site Services During the Public Health Emergency — Revised This corrects a prior message that appeared in our March 31, 2020 Special Edition. Building on prior action to expand reimbursement for telehealth services to Medicare beneficiaries, CMS will now allow for more than 80 additional services to be furnished via…

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CDC Announcement: New ICD-10-CM code for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) disease outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. As a result of the declaration, the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHOFIC) Network Classification and Statistics Advisory Committee (CSAC) convened an emergency meeting on January 31, 2020 to discuss the…

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President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Trump Administration announced on March 17 an expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide…

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2019 MIPS Deadlines

The data submission deadline for the qualified registry, QCDR, EHR, and attestation submission mechanisms is March 31, 2020, 8 pm EDT. This is when the submission window closes.  Data can be submitted and updated anytime until the deadline when the submission window closes. For claims method, the data submission deadline was December 31 of the performance period, followed by 60 days of the claims run-out period.

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eClinicalWorks & Healow Announce Collaboration With Humana, GuideWell, & Trusted Health Plan

eClinicalWorks has announced a collaboration with Humana, Inc., GuideWell, and Trusted Health Plan to provide advanced bidirectional interoperability through their Healow Insights integrated services. Aligned with the shift in healthcare, eClinicalWorks is built for the next step in the evolution of healthcare IT by aligning to meet the challenges and opportunities of value-based care. To…

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MIPS, MAQ, ACO, and CPC Plus Dashboard Update

eClinicalWorks is constantly reviewing technology platforms and architectures to provide clients with the best possible reporting solutions, and to plan for projected growth. As a result, eClinicalWorks will be completing required maintenance on the MIPS, MAQ, ACO, and CPC+ Dashboards. This maintenance has been scheduled for Monday, November 25, 2019 through Sunday, December 1, 2019.…

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V11 eCW Mandated Upgrade

As we have been communicating since May 2019, eClinicalWorks is requiring that all practices upgrade to V11 by November 30. At the conference, eClinicalWorks stated that 94% of their clients are now on V11. Please contact us at support@ero.health today to plan you upgrade. We will help you understand the hardware requirements, timeline and training options. As…

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New Mexico funding for PDMP Integration the Appriss

New Mexico has announced funding for the PDMP integration through Appriss through August of 2020.  As a reminder, eClinicalWorks does not charge for this integration.  Any and all costs will be charged through Appriss – New Mexico is funding this cost for a year. Please contact us at support@ero.health about the Appriss integration! We can help you through…

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Preparing for Discreet Data Extraction

All great initiatives start with a plan, a great deal of soul searching about exactly what it is you are trying to accomplish, and what you have at your disposal to work with. The process of discreet data extraction from your electronic health records system is no different. Having a plan and knowing what you…

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eBO Output

eClinicalWorks is a great tool for many practices, providing great capabilities for managing data. We at Ero Health also know that not all practices are the same. Each has a set of unique needs and challenges in their use of the technology. When it comes to extracting data, there are specific requirements for reporting to…

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Mi7 Case Study – Arthritis Consultants, Inc.

The Client Established in 1974, Arthritis Consultants, Inc. is a Rheumatology practice with three locations in the St. Louis area. The firm is the oldest Rheumatology practice in operation in St. Louis. The Situation As medical practices continue to mature in their use of Electronic Health Records, many are looking for more functionality and integration…

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