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Two More Alabama Providers using MediSYS EHR Collect EHR Incentives

Two busy pediatricians in a clinic located in Jasper, Alabama each received $21,250 in Medicaid EHR incentives. These incentives are intended to encourage providers to implement electronic health records to foster better patient care. These providers use ONC-Certified MediSYS EHR to streamline patient care and improve effectness within their office.

Two More Alabama Providers using MediSYS EHR Collect EHR Incentives

June 28, 2011, Birmingham, AL Two busy pediatricians in a clinic located in Jasper, Alabama each received $21,250 in Medicaid EHR incentives.  These incentives are intended to encourage providers to implement electronic health records to foster better patient care.  These providers use ONC-Certified MediSYS EHR to streamline patient care and improve effectness within their office.

Alabama Provider Receives $21,250 in Medicaid EHR Incentives

On June 22, another Alabama provider using MediSYS EHR received $21,250 in Medicaid EHR incentives. Adopting the ONC-Certified MediSYS EHR and meeting the Medicaid patient volume requirements qualified a busy pediatric provider and several other Alabama clinics for this incentive.  After registering at the national and state level, providers who successfully complete the attestation process may receive up to $21,250 payment this year.   been using MediSYS EHR since the fall of 2010.  More…
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June 30th Deadline: eRX Tips

June 30, 2011 eRX G-code Tips: The June 30 “deadline” is the date-of-service.  Therefore, claims with the eRX G-code and applicable visit codes for DOS from Jan. 1 – June 30 can be submitted before the end of July in regards to the eRX Incentive/Penalty program. Claims cannot be re-submitted solely for the purpose of adding or correcting an eRX Gcode. Prescribed over-the-counter and durable medical equipment count towards an eRX event if it is associated…
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ePrescribing Controlled Substances Implementation

Although the DEA gave their approval to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances over a year ago, many steps still remain to make this a reality.  The prescriber, the eprescribing application, intermediaries, pharmacies and pharmacy applications must all employ the required components to securely submit the necessary information.  In addition, many states, including Alabama, have regulations that do not currently allow for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances. 

CMS call on proposed changes to eRx incentive Program scheduled for June 21, 2011

CMS has scheduled a national provider conference call June 21 to begin at 12:30pm CST to discuss the proposed changes to the Medicare Electronic Prescribing (e-prescribing) Incentive Program.  The call is from 12:30pm until 2:00pm CST, on Tuesday June 21, 2011. They will discuss the proposed new hardship exemption categories.    Before June 30, 2011, Eligible professionals (EPs) not covered under a hardship exemption must submit 10 Gcodes (G8553) for Medicare patients on claims with the applicable visit.   To register for this…
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MediSYS is Proud to Announce 25 Years in Business

MediSYS for Physicians, Inc. is pleased to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in business as a locally owned and managed Alabama software company.  MediSYS has been serving and partnering with healthcare providers throughout the state of Alabama for the past 25 years providing practice management software.   In 2005, MediSYS expanded its applications to include electronic prescribing and electronic health records (EHR). MediSYS has partnered with local major carriers including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Medicaid,…
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Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration: Re-Opening April 18

After correcting some technicail issues, Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration is now open as of April 18th.  Per Medicaid, the delay in the ability to register will push early payments to mid-May.  To enroll in Medicaid EHR Incentives, providers must first register at the National Level Registration at:  https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action. Then continue registration at Alabama Medicaid EHR Registration: https://alslr.thinkhts.com/  Medicaid volume requirements and other criteria determine provider eligibility.  Note: if your Medicaid volume is near the required thresholds, contact Medicaid for…
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Alabama Medicaid Holding EHR Incentive Webinars

Alabama Medicaid’s One Health Record meeting calendar for April includes several dates for provider Webinars. Below is a link that contains the webinar dates.  If you are considering participation in Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentives, please mark your calendar and watch for registration information. http://onehealthrecord.alabama.gov/ORCalendar/Default.aspx Other important EHR Incentive links: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/ http://onehealthrecord.alabama.gov/ http://www.cms.gov/ERxIncentive   Contact us at ehr@medisysinc.com 

Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration Opens Next Week

If you are an eligible provider with 30% Medicaid patient volume, you could receive a Medicaid EHR Incentive check for $21,250 as soon as this year.  Alabama Medicaid’s goal is to issue separate checks approximately 30 days after approved attestation which can begin April 1. April 1 Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration Opens First Year (as soon as 2011): $21,250 possible incentive amount per provider Medicaid Does Not Require ‘Meaningful Use’  First Year Incentive Checks…
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Action Needed by 6/30/11 To Avoid 2012 eRX Penalty

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) circulated the email notification below to remind Medicare providers how to avoid the 2012 eRx Payment Adjustment. To avoid the 2012 eRX penalty, action is needed by June 30, 2011.    Reporting G-Code Overview: Before 6/30/11 to avoid penalty eligible professionals must submit Gcode 8553 at least 10 applicable times.   To qualify for the 2011 eRX incentive, eligible professionals must report the appropriate Gcode G8553 for at least 25…
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MediSYS EHR ONC-ATCB Certification

MediSYS EHR v1.0 has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the…
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