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Medicaid EFT & ERA Release Date Changes

Important Changes coming to EFT and 835 electronic remittance advices (ERAs) Effective beginning July 24th, 2015, Medicaid will no longer offer immediate ERA 835 access. 835 ERAs will now be released within 3 business days of the release of the EFTs. Example from Medicaid BEGINNING ON JULY 24th, 2015: Check write is on Friday 7/24/15 […]

Hardship Exemption Deadline – July 1st

Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption – Deadline is July 1st Medicare eligible professionals who did not successfully meet Meaningful Use in 2014 have until July 1st, 2015 to file a 2016 hardship exemption to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment. The 2016 hardship exemption application and instructions can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/paymentadj_hardship.html 2016 Hardship Exemption Instructions: 2016 […]

MediSYS’ EHR New Real-Time Laboratory Electronic Orders Interface with Baptist Health

Montgomery, AL – MedConnect, Inc., in conjunction with Baptist Health, has announced the incorporation of a new interface into MediSYS’ EHR, MedConnect v2.3 electronic health record product suite. The new interface electronically transmits laboratory orders in real-time for providers and other healthcare professionals using the MediSYS’ EHR, MedConnect v2.3 platform. It eliminates the need to […]

MediSYS’ EHR New Orders/Results Interface with Southeast Clinical Laboratories

April 17, 2015 Montgomery, AL – MedConnect, Inc. and Southeast Clinical Laboratories, LLC (SCL) have released a new interface to MediSYS’ EHR MedConnect v2.3 electronic health record (EHR) product suite. Designed for real-time transmission of orders and laboratory results, the interface allows healthcare workers to significantly speed up the order process by eliminating manual paperwork. […]

CMS: 21% decrease in MPFS payments starting April 15th, 2015

Important Information Regarding the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule 21% decrease for MPFS payments beginning April 15th for claims starting with DOS April 1, 2015 On April 1, 2015, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) was updated using the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) methodology as required by current law. The SGR methodology required a 21% […]

Blue Cross 2014 Patient Health Snapshot Deadline

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is paying an incentive to eligible providers for referring to the Patient Health Snapshot (PHS) every time a Blue Advantage member comes into their office to identify: • New gaps in care and gaps that may change from open to closed. • New diagnosis on recent claims submitted by […]

BCBS AL – Refund and Medical Records Payments to Be Made Electronically

November 2014 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama will transition refunds and medical records payments from paper checks to electronic funds transfer (EFT) beginning December 1, 2014. This will provide you with less frequent payments in larger lump sums. Please notify your medical records copy service vendor, if applicable. If you are currently not […]