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CMS ePrescribe Incentives

Below is a recent publication from Surescripts regarding CMS e-Prescribing / MIPPA Incentive Program. For 2010, the incentive is slated to be 2% of the total allowed charges for covered professional services (Part B charges).  If you are interested in an on-line demonstration of MediSYS ePrescribe (which typically takes less than 30 minutes), please contact us at

BCBS to Adopt New Payment Methodology Dec. 1, 2009

For PMD doctors, Blue Cross of Alabama will adopt a new payment methodology effective December 1, 2009.  They will implement the Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) which is being used by the majority of payers across the nation.  The BCBS transition to RBRVS will occur over several years. In addition, BCBS will replace their fragmented coding edits with the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) standards. These changes will increase payment on some CPT codes and…
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Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC) EHR Interface

A busy family medicine practice in Reform, Alabama has joined the many practices now connected to Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC) through MediSYS EHR.  Beginning today, for this practice, radiology results from PCMC are automatically directed to the provider’s in-box and associated with the patient’s electronic health record.  This gives the provider faster access to review the radiology results and take action. Similar functionality is available to other hospitals including Druid City Hospital-Tuscaloosa, AL, Huntsville Hospital, Baptist Hospital – Montgomery, AL, Jackson Hospital…
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Medicaid Together for Quality Integration to MediSYS EHR Nears Completion

MediSYS EHR is nearing completion of the Alabama Medicaid Agency’s Together For Quality (TFQ) integration.  The TFQ and MediSYS EHR integration will allow practices to query the State of Alabama’s central database for patient medications, problem list, allergies/reactions, immunizations, lab results, procedure history, providers of care, and even limited personal history.  The release of this integration is expected in the next couple of weeks.

New HCPCS for the Administration of the Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Vaccine

For dates of service on after September 1, 2009, Medicare has created two new HCPC codes for billing for the administration of the H1N1 Virus Vaccine.  G9141 – Influenza A (H1N1) immunization administration (includes the physician counseling the patient/family) G9142 – Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine, any route of administration Since the vaccine is being made available to providers at no cost, Medicare will not pay providers for the vaccine.  Please refer to CMS MLN Matters…
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MediSYS ePrescribe Handheld Access

MediSYS ePrescribe Handheld Access Birmingham, AL (August 21, 2009) – MediSYS announced today the addition of a handheld mobile application for the growing number of providers now using electronic prescribing.  This mobile application will allow physicians to securely prescribe medications and electronically route prescriptions using a handheld device to SureScripts, the country's largest national electronic prescribing network.  "With the surge in the adoption of ePrescribe in 2009, adding access from a Smartphone or other handheld…
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MediSYS EHR 1.0 CCHIT Certification MediSYS for Physicians, Inc. MediSYS EHR 1.0 Certification Requirements The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) confirms that this product is a CCHIT Certified 08 Ambulatory EHR. CCHIT confirms that the product has passed 100% of the Ambulatory EHR 08 test script, ensuring it fulfills the following criteria: Functionality – setting features and functions to meet a basic set of requirements. (For additional details, see the CCHIT Functionality Criteria for 08.) Interoperability – enabling…
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Alabama One of America’s Best Places to Practice

Alabama One of America's Best Places to Practice…Medical Economics listed Alabama as one of America's Best Places to Practice.  In the July 10 issue of Medical Economics, Alabama placed in their top ten picks.  Alabama was recognized as the 8th best place for physicians to practice in America.  In addition to Alabama being a great place to live, they attributed Alabama's physician popularity to below average cost-of-living and lower medical malpractice claims in 2007. 

Cunningham Pathology Lab Interface

Cunningham Pathology Interface to MediSYS EHR / ePrescribe February 6, 2009, Birmingham, AL….. In keeping with the growing focus to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient care, MediSYS announced today the release of a real-time lab interface with Cunningham Pathology, an Alabama-based company who provides customized pathology laboratory services.  Lab results from Cunningham Pathology are now available electronically within MediSYS Electronic Health Records and MediSYS ePrescribe applications.  Returned electronically to the physician’s inbox within these…
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MediSYS EHR Huntsville Hospital Interface

MediSYS Electronic Health Records  Huntsville Hospital Interface Underway Birmingham, AL (October 24, 2008) –MediSYS announced today that Huntsville Hospital will become a new addition to MediSYS' Electronic Health Record interface options.  The process is underway to establish an interface with Huntsville Hospital which will allow practices using MediSYS EHR to receive certain hospital documents electronically. Hospital documents such as patient history and physical, radiology reports, pathology results, discharge summaries, operative notes, etc. will be available…
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