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.
Is your eye care EHR and practice management software ready for 2019 ICD-10-CM (diagnosis) code updates? Does your EHR software provide automatic ICD-10 updates and have a keyword searchable database to help you find codes without committing them to memory?
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.
Treating hundreds of patients each week is the norm for Dr. Greg Caldwell, who is one of four optometrists at a large eye care group practice in Pennsylvania. As their optometry practice continued to grow, paper charts and records caused daily inefficiencies for him, his staff, and colleagues.
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.
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.
Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have evolved over time, thanks to advances in cloud-based and cloud-hosted technology. When it comes to improving productivity at any eye care practice, EHR software is the answer for modern ophthalmologists and optometrists.
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.