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2024 Healthcare Leaders Association of Alabama Summer Conference July 29-31, 2024 The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel Gulf Shores, AL https://www.hlaalabama.com/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1609&pk_association_webpage=4683  

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Annual Wellness Visits

By Carrie Gulledge RHIA, Director of Electronic Health Records and Jennifer Woodward, Director of Operations with MediSYS   As today’s healthcare drive pushes practices even further down the path of pay for performance versus the older models of pay for volume, administrators and executives throughout healthcare are researching and implementing ideas to provide an overall better experience for patients. Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits have become one way CMS has encouraged better patient care and follow-up….
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Palmetto GBA Incorrect Claim Rejections- Group NPI and Rendering Provider NPI Do Not Match

Issue Identified 3/19/2018 Palmetto GBA is aware that certain Jurisdiction J Part B claims rejected incorrectly when the billing (group NPI) and rendering provider (individual NPI) combination were submitted correctly. Affected claims incorrectly rejected with: Claim Adjustment Reason Code CO-16 (Claim/service lacks information or has submission/billing error(s) and Remittance Advice Remark Code N290 (Missing/incomplete/invalid rendering provider primary identifier) While Palmetto GBA continues to research the issue, a temporary workaround has been implemented to prevent claims…
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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Advancing Care Information Tips n Tricks

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Advancing Care Information: Tips ‘n’ Tricks We created a list of a few tips on the Advancing Care Information (formerly Meaningful Use) performance category for 2017. Remember, the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category counts for 25% of your 2017 MIPS Performance score. Tips ‘n’ Tricks: Make sure you choose the right ACI measure set to report on. This will depend on which version your EHR software is certified; 2014 or…
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First-time Medicare Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline is October 1

Attestation Deadlines for 2016 MEDICARE Meaningful Use Are you a NEW, first-year meaningful use provider for 2016? Do you want to AVOID the payment adjustments for BOTH 2017 AND 2018? If both answers are YES, then you must successfully attest for 2016 meaningful use by October 1st, 2016. The EHR reporting period for 2016 first-time participants is any continuous 90-day period. What happens if I miss the October 1 deadline? You MUST successfully attest for 2016 meaningful use by…
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Medicare EHR Attestation Deadline Extended until March 20

  CMS has extended the EHR Attestation Deadline until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015 for EPs attesting to meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2014 reporting year. This deadline extension is to allow EPs more time to submit meaningful use data. CMS, as well as MediSYS, urges you to begin your 2014 Medicare meaningful use reporting period attestation as soon as possible. Please Note: This deadline extension only affects the Medicare…
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2014 Is Big, Let MediSYS Guide You Through

2014 is a BIG Year, Let MediSYS Guide You Through The year 2014 comes with high stakes and BIG changes for healthcare providers.  The list of penalties and new requirements is bigger than ever, and without guidance from your EHR vendor, your clinic could wind up in the dark.  Not only is 2014 the last year for Medicare providers to begin participation in Meaningful Use to potentially earn an incentive and avoid the penalty. Being…
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Are you Eligible to Participate in PQRS?

The CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a program in which eligible professionals (EPs) report data on quality measures for covered Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) services provided to Medicare Part B Patients. EPs are encouraged to satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered professional services through incentive payments (concluding in 2014) and payment adjustments for not satisfactorily reporting data on quality measures (starting in 2015). EPs will be subject to a payment adjustment…
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EHR Meaningful Use – Start in 2013!

First Year of Meaningful Use Maximum Possible Medicare Incentive 2013 $39,000 2014 $24,000* *$15,000 LOSS in possible incentives if you WAIT till 2014 BOTTOM LINE: START THIS YEAR Waiting till 2014 to begin means you could forfeit $15,000 of potential incentive money. To avoid this, start TODAY in 2013 and attest for 90 days of ‘meaningful use’. Don’t leave this money on the table. NEW: CMS EHR Participation Timeline CMS has posted a new interactive…
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