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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.
Investing in ophthalmology and optometry EHR software is one of the most significant business decisions you’ll make for your practice. Once you hit that “go-live” button, it’s critical to invest time and resources for optimizing your EHR system. EHR optimization is an ongoing process due to software and functionality updates, never-ending federal and state regulations, and user workflow needs.
After an in-depth two-year evaluation comparing various electronic health records (EHRs) used by optometrists, U.S. Vision and its affiliate, Nationwide Vision, selected MaximEyes EHR by First Insight Corporation as its new optometry EHR partner. First Insight is delighted that U.S. Vision and Nationwide Vision took the time to carefully assess and compare various optometry EHRs over two years, before making its final selection. 
When Dr. Lowell Lebovitz began looking for optometry EHR software for his practice, he chose an eye care EHR and practice management system that would support long-term goals of continued growth, profitability, efficiency, and stability. He needed an EHR system that would improve business efficiencies, so he could spend less time on paperwork and more time with patients.
Don't forget about Section 179 if you are planning to purchase or lease optometry or ophthalmology EHR and practice management software, business equipment and machinery, or office furniture for your practice this year. Take advantage of the $510,000 tax deduction limit for "qualifying" equipment and computer software that was purchased and put into use between January 1 and December 31, 2017. 
In an era of declining reimbursements, high-deductible health plans, and constant industry challenges, profit margins are tighter than ever for most optometry and ophthalmology practices. Healthcare professionals should be able to focus on patient care—instead of medical billing paperwork and payments.