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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 www.SethFlam.com

The Tools to Achieve Patient Engagement in Your Practice

YourHealthFile patient portal allows your patients to check in and enter their own data anywhere they can find an internet connection.
Empowering your patients in their own healthcare is now more important than ever as we make the transition to value-based care. Your practice needs to be ready for Medicare reform well before MACRA begins in 2017 – and patient engagement requirements are not going away. Here are some resources and information to help you find, navigate and optimize the right patient engagement tools. Continue Reading

CMS Releases Final Medicare Quality Payment Program Rule (MACRA)

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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

VIDEO: Hello Patient Portal, Goodbye Crowded Waiting Room (Increase Your Medical Office Efficiency)

A study shows that average wait times in primary care offices are on the rise. Help reverse the trend by adopting a patient portal check-in feature.
Online patient portals are quickly becoming a key component in boosting the success of almost any type of medical practice. Watch this video to see exactly how the MediTouch YourHealthFile patient portal can benefit your practice and your patients. Continue Reading

Why This Doctor Moved to a Web-Based EHR After Superstorm Sandy

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Read about this DO's experience with a damaged practice after Hurricane Sandy and how he found the benefits of a web-based EHR. Continue Reading

Will 2017 See New Chronic Care Management Rules?

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In the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, CMS recommended some changes to the current chronic care management billing rules. Billing for Chronic Care Management may not be as straightforward in the future as it is now, however, CMS claims that the ultimate goal is to actually simplify chronic care management, making it easier to provide these services by implementing these rules. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Annual Software Update: We Make the Code Set Easy for You

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As part of our continuing effort to make the code set a piece of cake for all of our users, we have updated MediTouch's ICD-10 architecture to reflect the 2017 ICD-10 code set. Continue Reading

The CMS MACRA / MIPS Timeline

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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

The ABCs of MACRA

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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

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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

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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