The first reporting year of The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, otherwise known as MACRA, is completed. This program was new for everyone in 2017 and required a great deal of work to understand and setup the program. Many practices thought the GE Centricity MIPS reporting … [Read more...]
Get Better Inventory Management with GE Centricity Using Bar Code Scanning
Why You Should Use Bar Code Scanning In Your Practice And Not Just For Patient Safety To many of us, bar code scanning is a normal part of our daily lives. We go to the grocery store, clothing store, hardware store, etc and everything has a bar code on it. This code is then scanned during the … [Read more...]
Does your NextGen EMR have you buried in electronic “paper”?
Paper Does Still Exist in Our Practice Since you are reading this post, there is a good chance you have spent a great deal of time and money into the implementation of your NextGen EMR system. There is also a good chance that you assumed paper would be eliminated from your practice after the … [Read more...]
Understanding the Anatomy of the NextGen EHR
The Anatomy of NextGen EHR Most often, when providers and staff are using their NextGen EHR system, they see only the "skin" of the system. While the appearance of the program is ultimately what the users see and use everyday, it is also very important that system administrators understand the … [Read more...]
The Basket of Pens at the Front Desk is Costing You Time & Money!
How many years has it been since you have used a pen to sign at the grocery store after using your credit card? Today many physician practices continue to use the pen and paper method to not only capture required signatures but also to fill out all of the patient's medical history. Why is it that … [Read more...]
Which MIPS Submission Method is Right For You?
We are quickly coming close to the end of 2017, the first year of the Quality Payment system transition for Medicare. You have most likely done a great deal of work to get you to this point and if you haven't, it's never too early to start planning for next year! Often times, everyone is very … [Read more...]
GE Centricity Templates Personalized by Provider
As we continue to implement and improve our electronic health records, providers become more and more frustrated with the lack of key features. For those providers using GE Centricity Templates, a large hurdle has been the ability to have their own personalized templates. There are many templates … [Read more...]
Is Your Physical Therapy Practice Ready for MACRA?
January 1, 2019 seems like a very distant date right now. However, if you are a Physical Therapist or manage a Physical Therapy practice, that date may be closer than it seems. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began the new MACRA program this year which focuses on transitioning … [Read more...]
GE Centricity Security – Time For Review?
The security setup of your system is very important to the daily activities of your staff as well as the security of your practice and patients. Most likely, the security groups in your system were defined during the initial implementation of your EHR. During the implementation there are many … [Read more...]
In Healthcare IT Doctors are Always “He”
I have a personal belief that we have to make change happen at an individual level and I try to do that on a daily basis. This article is a representation of one of my individual actions for change. My focus today is on Healthcare IT and how we reference people. Doctors = "He" & Nurses = … [Read more...]