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October Ortho eNewsletter

  1. 1. OCTOBER 2012 Inside IN THIS ISSUE 1.1 8 REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT CONCERNS FOR ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICES & HOW TO FIX THEM 8 Revenue Cycle Concerns for Orthopedic Practices & How to Fix Them [Recording & Slides] 1.2 EHR: TACKLING STAGE 1 Orthopedic practices are in a time of constant & 2 OF MEANINGFUL change with reimbursements, patient volumes, USE and elective surgeries all declining. These changes 2.3 are forcing physician practice owners to REPORTABLE reevaluate processes and tackle inefficiencies. Due DOCUMENTATION IS to popular demand, Dave Wold, CHBC, Chief THE FOUNDATION OF MEANINGFUL USE Executive at Healthcare Information Services, [WEBINAR] L.L.C. is offering this upcoming webinar, based off HIS eBook: 8 Revenue Cycle Concerns for 2.4 CAN PHYSICIANS Orthopedic Practices & How to Fix Them. IGNORE THE HITECH ACT? Register for our webinar now! EHR: Tackling Stage 1 & 2 Meaningful Use Requirements The Medicare and Medicaid EHR (Electronic Health Record) Incentive Program gives healthcare providers financial incentives if they can demonstrate that they are "meaningfully using" their EHR systems. Now, while "meaningfully using" may sound like a potentially vague term, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have established a number of criteria and objectives for a healthcare provider to meet, in order for it to be F I R T Y categorized as "meaningfully using" its EHR systems. (855) RING-HIS The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive 350 S. Northwest Highway Programs include 3 distinct Suite 200 stages, each of which has increasingly challenging requirements. Park Ridge, IL 60068 In order to meet the Stage 1 threshold, healthcare providers www.healthinfoservice.com need to demonstrate the following. Read more now!HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C www.healthinfoservice.com
  2. 2. OCTOBER 2012 Reportable Documentation is the Foundation of Meaningful Use [Recording & Slides] Medical documentation, designed to maintain provider productivity and support satisfaction, is vital to the success of your EHR implementation. In this webinar recording, Steve Palmisano, President of Emdat, Inc, outlines: •Differences in Stage I and II Meaningful Use •Documentation methods (historical, current and future) •How to meet Meaningful Use and maintain productivity •Documentation integration with your EHR Andy Salmen, Business Development for Healthcare Information Services, LLC. closed the webinar with a question and answer session Download the recording and slides today! Can Physicians Ignore the HITECH ACT? The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act is part of the governments overall economic recovery plan. The HITECH act aims to ensure that all medical service providers move toward a system of EHR by 2014. It also requires the adoption of meaningful use standards. While EHR implementation and meaningful use can present great challenges for any healthcare provider undergoing a transition, ignoring them comes at a serious cost. Read more about the HITECH Act now. Have Questions? We’re happy to help. Healthcare Information Services (HIS) (855) RING-HIS 350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 www.healthinfoservice.com F I R T YHEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C www.healthinfoservice.com