Medworks suggests looking at the following factors:
In summary, the value of an EMR solution lies in the improved profitability and productivity that a successfully implemented system will bring to the practice. A purchase does not automatically guarantee results; however, a well planned implementation will go a long way with assistance from the right technology partner.
what is ANSI 5010?). This is critical because without v17 how will you be sure that your claims will be correct? Remember that ANSI 5010 testing began January 1, 2011. Get started now and gain peace of mind that your claims will be paid. Can your practice afford to lose money?
In addition to ANSI 5010 compliance, Medisoft v17 features a number of advanced capabilities:
McKesson introduces Quick Reference Meaningful Use Guide for Eligible Providers. This document helps practices utilizing Medisoft Clinical v17 prepare for meeting MU requirements.
Medicare will pay for annual wellness exams starting January 1, 2011. Be sure to check the CMS website for guidelines.
Medicare Reduces Timely Filing. Claims with dates of service January 1, 2010 and later received more than 1 calendar year beyond the date of service will be denied as being past the timely filing deadline. Reference this article for more information.
Horizon BC/BS paper claims must be on red CMS-1500 Forms. Many practices have been submitting on laser-printed black-on-white formats, which is no longer acceptable.
Using Medisoft Reports to Find Missing Charges
It is important to make sure that you are collecting every dollar possible for your practice. The Appointments with No Charge report in Medisoft Reports is a powerful tool that can help you find dollars that could be lost due to missing superbills. The Appointments with No Charge report is accessed from the Medisoft Reports window in the Focus on Collections folder.
If your office has a policy of charging a "no-show" fee for missed appointments you may also want to run the Missed Appointments with No Charge report.
In order for each of these reports to provide maximum benefit you must use the appointment status function in Office Hours Professional to mark patients as Checked-In, Missed, Cancelled, etc.