Efficiently documenting clinical encounters and completing patient notes are a common source of frustration for providers using EHRs. The demands for more comprehensive documentation from insurers and new Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for structured data and notes require an advanced solution that lets providers work within the word processor, but also store structured data.
Enabledoc helps customers through the meaningful use process both with automated measure tracking and displaying of results, guides, and answering any questions you have throughout the process to make sure you achieve the EHR incentive. Using Enabledoc EHR will allow your group to achieve the EHR incentive of $44,000 to $64,000 per provider. Physicians and Chiropractor’s are eligible for this EHR incentive.
Many confuse the American Recovery Act incentive program for Meaningful Use of a certified electronic health record system with the Affordable Health Care Act of America, which is being reviewed by the Supreme Court. Since 2003 there have been several Federal and some State laws and regulations that are already in effect and require the use of Electronic Healthcare Records and Prescriptions. These are required and many are confused that they are part of Obama Care. Even though the requirements are focused on Medicare it is clear that all insurance programs will require a “paperless” electronic system. In addition, having these systems will enhance the quality, efficiency and reduce the costs of providing healthcare. The key is getting started now and enhance your abilities to lead and manage with these tools, as well as taking advantage of the incentives being provided and avoiding the penalties in several of the programs. There are four key programs to understand and address. This illustrates the program and the underpinning Federal Legislation: · Electronic Prescribing (eRX) Program Law: Section 132 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act 2008 (MIPPA) · Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Law: Medicare Medicaid & SCHIP extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) · Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Law: Recovery Act & HITECH Act of 2009 · Primary Care Incentive Program (PCIP) Law: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) (ObamaCare) Section 132
For decades, practice Management Systems have been deployed by groups to manage their schedules, patient registration information, and claims. But with the advent of electronic health records, a change is underway to redefine practice management. Groups are realizing that having an efficient and well-managed business requires a management system that connects appointment schedules, patient registration, clinical documentation, medical coding and billing in one integrated workflow. The benefits of having one system are quite powerful for the following reasons:
According to Capsite's recent 2011 Ambulatory EHR and PMS study, 63% of 1,300 groups surveyed plan to replace their existing PMS with a EHR/PMS. This is primarily being driven by the federal incentives and the required switch to ICD10 diagnosis coding. Before you purchase any system, check out Enabledoc. We have the most advanced EHR and PMS features at a highly affordable price.
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