First Insight Blog

A college student, a CEO, and a retiree walk into an office at the same time. This isn’t the intro to one of those “so X walks into a bar” jokes...it’s the reality you and your staff face every day. Communication with three diverse patients like this presents plenty of challenges. Thankfully, we have advanced technology like EHR patient portals to support your eye care patient communication efforts.
For the seventh consecutive year, First Insight, developers of MaximEyes certified EHR and practice management software for eye care professionals, received the 2018 Learning! 100 award from the Elearning! Media Group for achieving excellence for “best-in-class” learning and development programs. This year First Insight was honored in the “performance” category for the MaximEyes Power Trainings we host in select cities throughout the United States.   
Do you have a security risk analysis plan in place? Did you designate a compliance officer who keeps up with HIPAA changes? If you answered “no” or “I don’t know” to the previous questions, chances are your eye care practice has room to improve when it comes to HIPAA compliance.

Providing great patient care is the mission of your eye care practice. However, your optometry and ophthalmology practice is also a business—and you need to keep that business alive by achieving revenue goals. Heard of EHR data mining? It’s a term worth knowing if you want to grow your eye care business.

Now that the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) 2017 submission period is closed, don’t think you can procrastinate and put MIPS on the back burner for the rest of 2018. One of the biggest changes in 2018 is that eligible clinicians (ECs) must now report Quality and Cost performance category data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a full 12 months, beginning in the first quarter of 2019—which means the performance period has already begun.

So, you don’t trust the cloud? Moving your EHR system to the cloud from a local server is an important decision, and we understand the uncertainty that follows. However, there are many benefits that happen when you migrate to ophthalmology or optometry cloud-hosted EHR software that you may not know about.

First Insight Corporation, developers of MaximEyes certified EHR software for optometrists and ophthalmologists, announced that on March 26, 2018, MaximEyes EHR software (Version 3.0) received the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Certification—meeting 100% of ONC’s base certification criteria.
Medical billing rejections and denials are often used interchangeably; however, there is a distinct difference. A rejected medical claim fails to meet specific formatting, billing criteria, and data requirements. Because a rejected claim has never been processed by a clearinghouse, insurance payer, or the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the claim is not considered “received” and it did not make it through the adjudication system.