Author: First Insight Corporation

It’s hard to believe that on January 1, 2019, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) moves into its third year. New data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows that 93% of MIPS-eligible clinicians who participated in MIPS 2017 (Year 1) earned positive payment adjustments and 95% avoided a negative payment adjustment.
To help eye care practices learn how patient relationship management software helps improve patient outcomes and builds a more profitable practice, we are sharing this guest blog from Solutionreach, a First Insight integration partner. The following practice success story features a MaximEyes Cloud client, Springhouse Eye Associates in Pennsylvania, who uses Solutionreach services. 
Not sure what business expense qualifies as a tax deduction in 2018 for your eye care practice? The clock is ticking away to maximize Section 179 tax deductions for 2018. You’ll want to read this if you’re planning to purchase or lease ophthalmic diagnostic or office equipment, computers, office furniture, or practice management and EHR software before the end of the year. 
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? 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, your eye care practice has room to improve regarding HIPAA compliance.
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 or cloud-based 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.