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September Orthopedic eNewsletter

  1. 1. SEPTEMBER 2012 Inside IN THIS ISSUE 1.1 REPORTABLE DOCUMENTATION IS THE FOUNDATION OF MEANINGFUL USE [WEBINAR] Reportable Documentation is the 1.2 Foundation of Meaningful Use [WEBINAR] 8 REVENUE CYCLE CONCERNS FOR Medical documentation designed to maintain ORTHOPEDIC provider productivity and support satisfaction is PRACTICES & HOW TO FIX THEM vital to the success of your EHR implementation Join Steve Palmisano, President of Emdat, 2.3 CMS UNVEILS FINAL Inc, as he outlines: RULE FOR STAGE 2 OF • Stage I and II Meaningful Use   MEANINGFUL USE • Documentation methods (historical, current and future) 2.4 HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY • How to meet Meaningful Use and maintain productivity MANAGE AN EHR • Documentation integration with your EHR IMPLEMENTATION Andy Salmen, Business Development for Healthcare Information Services, LLC. will close the webinar with a question and answer session Space is limited, register today! 8 Revenue Cycle Concerns for Orthopedic Practices & How to Fix Them Orthopedic practices are in a time of constant change with reimbursements, patient volumes and elective surgeries all declining. These changes are forcing physician practice owners to reevaluate F I R T Y processes and tackle inefficiencies. Physicians should reevaluate their revenue (855) RING-HIS cycles, which are too often overlooked. 350 S. Northwest Highway Theres a huge correlation between Suite 200 profitability and how the revenue cycle is managed; the revenue cycle of the Park Ridge, IL 60068 practice is the bloodline Download our eBook on the 8 Revenue Cycle Concerns for Orthopedic Practices & How to Fix ThemHEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C
  2. 2. SEPTEMBER 2012 CMS Unveils Final Rule for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the final rule outlining the requirements for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive programs. This ruling adopts many, but not all of the provisions proposed in March. CMSs 672-page rule delays the Stage 2 requirements to 2014, giving providers more time to meet the Stage 2 criteria. No provider will have to follow the Stage 2 requirements before then. Read more about the updated rules for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use now. How to Successfully Manage an EHR ImplementationThe implementation of an electronic healthrecord system can seem like a daunting task.Many medical service providers imagine monthsof on-the-job training, during which patientvolumes drop and revenues plunge.Unfortunately for some, these horror stories aretrue, but for most they are the extremeexception. When managed properly, EHRimplementation can be a successful and relatively seamless transition that can increase yourefficiency and improve patient satisfaction/outcomes. The most important decision occurs earlyon when you choose an EHR system. While there are many systems out there, you want tochoose and EHR that is right for your practice and your specialty. Read more about successfully implementing an EHR 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 F I R T YHEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C