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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at

The Independent Medical Practice is Far From Dead … And It Can Thrive Under MACRA

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As healthcare transitions to value-based care and presents an increasingly challenging environment for independent practitioners, the notion that physicians are selling their practices and taking jobs as employees of hospitals and health systems permeates the healthcare community. But this theory isn't necessarily true — and small practices are poised to not only survive MACRA, but to thrive in the new landscape. Here's how. Continue Reading

All of Your Big Questions About MACRA Answered in This Whitepaper

The most complex set of healthcare regulations of our generation has recently been finalized – all 2,000-something pages of it. Here is a white paper that will answer all of your big questions about MACRA. Continue Reading

CMS Releases Final Medicare Quality Payment Program Rule (MACRA)

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) recently finalized the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 Quality Payment Program to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate. Here are the resources you need to stay informed. Continue Reading

The CMS MACRA / MIPS Timeline

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pathway of MACRA will begin its reporting period on January 1, 2017. Here is an illustrated timeline for MIPS and how it will affect you in the near future. Continue Reading


As if a new proposed 900-page rule hasn't caused enough confusion, the acronyms and abbreviations alone could send someone to the z-o-o. Here is a glossary of terms to help you make sense of the alphabet soup of MACRA. Continue Reading

MACRA: Flexible But Still a Reality

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced last week that it will allow providers to choose the level and pace at which they comply with the new rule, which will transition healthcare from fee-for-service to fee-for-value beginning on January 1, 2017. Continue Reading

MACRA Attack! A Webinar: Overview of the New Proposed Rule and How It Will Affect You

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, September 21 at 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time covering an overview of the new proposed rule and how to be MACRA-ready by January 2017. Continue Reading

What You Can Do To Prepare for MACRA, Now

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Preparing your practice for changes in reimbursement policies under MACRA is of utmost importance. You’ll have to assess the ways in which you may need to change your practice’s workflow in order to coincide with these transformations. Don't procrastinate; act quickly to shift focus to the new healthcare structure. Continue Reading

MACRA/MIPS Performance Categories, Part 4: Resource Use/Cost

This category is arguably one of the most complicated pieces in the MIPS puzzle. Make sure you understand it, along with the other three performance categories, in order to find success in the new transition. Continue Reading

MIPS Performance Categories, Part 3: Clinical Practice Improvement Activities

The Clinical Practice Improvement Activities piece of the MIPS puzzle is a new performance category for CMS, and it’s weighted 15 percent of the MIPS total score. Clinicians choose from approximately 90 activities that have been designed with the intention of measuring capabilities in areas like care coordination, beneficiary engagement and patient safety. Continue Reading