The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding eligible professionals and group practices that the deadline to request a hardship exemption for the 2012 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program adjustment is November 1, 2011.
Providers should determine if they are subject to the 2012 eRx payment adjustment by reviewing the MLN Article SE1107. If you [...]
According to a Surescripts report, e-prescribing is now used by 36 percent of office-based physicians in the U.S.
The number of prescribers routing prescriptions electronically grew from 74,000 at the end of 2008 to 234,000 by the end of 2010 - representing 34 percent of all office-based prescribers and 36 percent of office-based physicians. E-prescribing adoption [...]
The Office of the Federal Register has made the DEA’s Interim Final Rule (IFR) on electronic prescribing of controlled substances public. It covers the rules for providers to follow to lawfully prescribe controlled substances electronically.
The Interim Final Rule is to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, March 31 and will include a 60 day comment period.
To view the [...]
ZirMed®, our partner provider of leading national revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare has achieved full accreditation with the Healthcare Network Accreditation Program (HNAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). EHNAC’s HNAP accreditation recognizes excellence in health data processing and transactions, and indicates compliance with industry-established standards and HIPAA regulations.
Through a consultative review process, EHNAC [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Finance Committee and former Chairman of the Small Business Committee, today introduced legislation to help family doctors modernize their patients’ records and prescriptions.
The Small Business Health Information Technology Financing Act of 2009 would make family doctors and other small medical practices eligible for [...]
In preparing content for our September seminar on meaningful use of electronic health records, we’re constantly reading the latest news and editorials on the subject. We found this entry on the HISTalk blog particularly interesting. It comes from the perspective of an internal medicine physician. The blog post covers the potential downsides of current definitions of meaningful [...]
Times are tough. Insurance carriers are reducing reimbursements. Patients are struggling to make their co-payments on time — or at all. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that you maximize your revenue stream and take advantage of governmental incentives.
Harmony Healthcare IT, a healthcare technology provider, invites you to an informative 60-minute webinar [...]
Times are tough. Insurance carriers are reducing reimbursements. Patients are struggling to make their co-pays on time — or at all.
Now, more than ever, it’s critical that you maximize your revenue stream and take advantage of governmental incentives.
Harmony Healthcare IT, a healthcare technology provider, invites you to an informative seminar on April 7th at a [...]
At Harmony Healthcare IT, in addition to our many service offerings to technically support healthcare organizations, we have come to support a good number of medical practices that use The Medical Manager(r) software for practice management.
Typically, the software was purchased and installed in the 1980’s by a Medical Manager dealer. Over time, through an IPO [...]
Harmony HIT will host several webinars this month:
January 20, 2009 at 10am EST Medicare Incentive E-Prescribing Webinar
January 29, 2009 at 10am EST Automated patient reminders
January 29, 2009 at 2pm EST Medicare Incentive E-Prescribing Webinar
Please contact Harmony Healthcare IT directly for access to these events.
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) authorized the Medicare E-prescribing Incentive Program beginning in 2009 to promote adoption and use of e-prescribing systems.
Now that we’ve rung in the New Year, we have received a number of calls asking where physicians can get information regarding the Medicare e-prescribing initiative.
If you’re an [...]
Since the e-prescribing webinars we hosted have taken place, we’re fielding more and more questions about eRx. While many of you are evaluating options for an e-prescribing system, adoption rates nationwide are still low. Why is that?
The Washington Post reports “Overall, just 2 percent of eligible prescriptions written in the United States are transmitted electronically, [...]
In a former blog post, we wrote about Incentives to Doctors for Prescribing Electronically. In follow-up to that, we hosted several ePrescribing webinars to detail the incentive that the federal government is offering to physicians, effective January of 2009, through Medicare reimbursement. Our webinars yielded some questions that we thought would be beneficial to share.