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MediSYS Newscast – July 15, 2022

Visit our social media pages to see Mark Lewis’s video from Huntsville, AL: https://www.facebook.com/medisysforphysicians In an effort to help keep you quickly informed; we have created the MediSYS Newscast! By listening to a quick clip, we hope you will find helpful industry information, updated product features and benefits, as well as other community news related to our MediSYS clients. Simply listen to the podcast above to hear what’s happening at MediSYS! You can also find…
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Reminder: New Alabama Telehealth Law Effective July 11th

On Monday, July 11th, 2022, a new Alabama law related to telehealth will go into effect. This law outlines specific requirements related to telemedicine and outlines a provider’s responsibilities and requirements. For more information, please visit our website at www.medisysinc.com for access to a provider tip sheet and various articles of reference. To view the full law, click here: ACT 2022-302 If you need Telehealth now, MediSYS can help. Fast deployment Affordable based on usage No long-term commitment…
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MediSYS Newscast – June 22, 2022

In an effort to help keep you quickly informed; we have created the MediSYS Newscast! By listening to a quick clip, we hope you will find helpful industry information, updated product features and benefits, as well as other community news related to our MediSYS clients. Simply listen to the podcast above to hear what’s happening at MediSYS! You can also find more information online via our website at www.medisysinc.com, as well as access recorded training…
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NEW Alabama Telehealth Law Effective 7/11/2022

On April 12, 2022, Governor Ivey signed Act 2022-302, effective on July 11th, 2022, that implemented laws for the use of telehealth in Alabama. This act also repeals laws regarding a special license for out-of-state physicians to practice medicine across state lines. License requirements to provide telehealth services – Physicians must possess a full and active license to practice medicine or osteopathy issued by the Alabama Medical Licensure Commission or fall under either of these…
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Millions of Americans struggle with mental health issues and illness each year. Since the onsetof COVID-19, those numbers have continued to rise with more and more cases of substanceabuse, suicide and an increase in youth mental health issues. Since this rise, the need for anincrease in mental health professionals has grown exponentially. Many people struggling withthese types of illnesses live in areas where there is a known shortage of providers. This in turnleads to a…
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2022 BCBS Circle of Care Summit

MediSYS will be at the 2022 Circle of Care Summit hosted by BCBS of Alabama at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL this weekend, May 12-14! Come by our booth and learn about the exciting ways MediSYS can help your practice!

2022 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application Is Now Open

Attention MIPS Eligible Providers: The 2022 MIPS performance year Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception Application is now OPEN. Submit your applications to CMS by 8 p.m. ET on December 31, 2022. ATTENTION for Small Practices: Beginning with the 2022 performance year, small practices receive automatic reweighting of the Promoting Interoperability performance category to 0%, whether they choose to participate as an individual or as a group. For more information visit the QPP website. When would you submit an…
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2022 AL AAP Spring Meeting & Pediatric Update

Join us at the 2022 AL AAP Spring Meeting and Pediatric Update on April 28th through May 1st at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL. Come by our booth and learn about the exciting ways MediSYS can help your practice! For more information visit: https://www.alaap.org/upcoming-meetings

CMS Reweighting 2021 MIPS Cost Performance Category

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE) continued to have on clinicians and the services they provided in the 2021 performance period. Due to COVID-19’s impact on cost measures, CMS is reweighting the cost performance category from 20% to 0% for the 2021 performance period. The 20% cost performance category weight will be redistributed to other performance categories. The table for redistribution can…
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CMS Announces New Cross-Cutting Initiatives

CMS recently announced new Cross-Cutting Initiatives (CCIs). Visit: https://www.cms.gov/cms-strategic-plan Learn more about the Cross-Cutting Initiatives Fact Sheet: Overview fact sheet (PDF) Learn more about the CMS Quality Strategy: National Quality Strategy Fact Sheet (PDF) Learn more about Behavioral Health: Fact Sheet: Behavioral Health Strategy Fact Sheet (PDF) Webpage: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Story-Page/behaviorial-health

April 2022 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System

Provider Types Affected This MLN Matters Article is for ASCs, and suppliers billing Medicare Administrative Contractors(MACs) for services they provide to Medicare patients. Provider Action Needed Make sure your billing staff knows about these changes: Updates to Calendar Year (CY) 2022 payment rates for separately payable procedures, services, drugs, and biologicals Descriptors for newly created CPT and Level II HCPCS codes For more information, please refer to the following CMS document: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/mm12679-april-2022-update-ambulatory-surgical-center-asc-payment-system.pdf

Celebrating National Doctors’ Day

Today is #NationalDoctorsDay! It’s been a hard few years, but thanks to all Doctors who have worked tirelessly each and every day, we have so much to look forward to in the coming years! Thank you for your compassion and dedication to your patients! You improve and save lives daily and MediSYS thanks you today and every day!