Electronic health records (EHRs) are supposed to allow for the sharing of health information. If a patient, for example, is found to have an allergy to penicillin at the family doctor’s office, then emergency room and other medical providers should be able to see the allergy in their EHR systems. Unfortunately, EHR systems do not ...
New prepayment audits underscore the importance of proper EHR use. If your practice, clinic, or hospital uses an electronic health record (EHR) but does not have a current “copy and paste” policy, it’s time to create one. To understand why this is important, let’s consider long-standing evaluation and management (E/M) coding challenges, how payers are ...
Arm against fraud risks EHRs pose, and develop policies to reinforce compliance. Electronic health records (EHRs) make documentation more legible, but they also make it easier to inflate content. Evaluation and management (E/M) documentation is especially prone to EHR shortcomings because of the repetitive nature of these services. Let’s consider the risks and resolutions. Authenticate ...
In MACRA
Sep 15th, 2017
Several new resources on the Quality Payment Program website may help specialty practices successfully report in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline for initiating 90-day participation in MIPS is Oct. 2. It isn’t too late, however, for MIPS eligible clinicians and clinician groups to report the minimum performance data (one Quality or Improvement ...
The Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created a new Quality Payment Program for Medicare providers. Under MACRA, there are two possible tracks for participation: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advanced Alternative Payment Models To move providers from a volume-based payment system to a value-based style of payment, ...