Final Approval of the New 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form v.02/12 The NUCC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved the new 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form, along with a timeline for implementation: • January 6, 2014: Payers begin receiving and processing paper claims submitted on the revised 1500 Claim Form (version 02/12). • January 6 Continue reading New 1500 Health Insurance Claim Form v. 02/12
Changes to Meaningful Use Requirements One of the recent changes to the Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements that many providers seem to be unaware of is the requirement for a patient portal as a core objective. Previously and through 2013, a patient portal is a menu objective and could be one of the 5 menu objectives that a provider chooses Continue reading Patient Portals required for All Stages of Meaningful Use in 2014
Medicaid incentive payments have a $63,750 maximum over 6 years for any EP starting the program in 2016 or before with an initial 1st year payment of $21,250 just for getting a certified EHR. You can qualify for this Medicaid incentive payment without meeting meaningful use requirements in that first year under what is called AIU (adopt, implement or upgrade). Continue reading Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment is Easy Money (at least the first year)
Today, many medical practices are choosing cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) systems over the traditional client-servermodel. They’re finding that cloud technology, which powers popular services like Amazon and Google, can help them reduce the cost and complexity of deploying and maintaining an EHR in their practice. If you’re implementing an EHR for the first time, or you’re planning a switch, Continue reading Is a Cloud-Based EHR Right for Your Practice?