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MediSYS Regional Sessions are wrapping up!

We are in the final week of MediSYS regional sessions. We have enjoyed seeing everyone who came to our first 6 Regional Sessions and we look forward to seeing everyone in Florence (4/17), and Birmingham (4/18) this week! There is still time to register if you are a MediSYS client. If you aren’t a client […]

CMS Web Interface and CAHPS for MIPS Survey Reporting

Helping you put the pieces together each week. Register Now for CMS Web Interface and CAHPS for MIPS Survey Reporting for 2019 Registration is required by July 1, 2019 for groups and virtual groups that intend to use the CMS Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based […]

Old grey haired woman is measuring blood pressure by herself during virtual doctor visit. Glasses senior woman sitting opposite monitor. On the screen, telehealth doc is consulting her. Side shot

New Telehealth Changes

Telehealth is an innovative technology initiative that is bound to change healthcare. Its regulations are changing fast! In an effort to boost participation and reduce healthcare costs CMS is revising the requirements for Medicare Advantage (MA) Beneficiaries. The Progression of Telehealth In 2018 and previous years, Medicare patients only qualified for Telehealth if they are […]

New 659 Area Code for Alabama

New 659 Area Code for Alabama

The Alabama Public Service Commission and AT&T have announced official plans and a timeline to implement a new area code for parts of Central and West Alabama. This will ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers in this area to accommodate for a growing population. The new 659 area code will be added to the area currently served by the […]

Attest for MIPS even if you don’t use an EHR!

Reporting Something is Better than Nothing! All eligible Medicare providers should report something before April 2, 2019 to attest for MIPS Performance Year 2018. Even if you don’t use an EHR, you can possibly avoid negative payment adjustment. Here’s how! Since MIPS is not just for those who use an EHR, three of the four […]

2 weeks left to submit your 2018 MIPS Data

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week. 2 weeks left to submit your 2018 MIPS Data! Submit your 2018 MIPS data as soon as possible to avoid any issues that may arise closer to the deadline! For year 2 (2018) MIPS data submission, the last day to submit data is April 2, 2019 until […]

Common Medical Technology Acronyms and Abbreviations

Common Medical Technology Acronyms and Abbreviations

Common Medical Technology Acronyms and Abbreviations ACA – Affordable Care Act ACHN – Alabama Coordinated Health Network ACO – Accountable Care Organization ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act ADPH – Alabama Department of Public Health A/I/U – Adopt, Implement Upgrade AHA – American Hospital Association AHIMA – American Health Information Management Association AHQA – American […]

National Sleep Awareness Week 2019

With the Daylight Savings Time change last weekend, most people, myself included, struggled to get out of bed this morning. I guess it seems fitting, or ironic depending on how you look at it, that this week, March 10th-16th, is National Sleep Awareness Week 2019, with March 11th being National Napping Day. What better way […]

Less than 30 Days Left to Submit your 2018 MIPS Data!

DON’T DELAY! Submit your 2018 MIPS data as soon as possible to avoid any issues that may arise closer to the deadline! For year 2 (2018) MIPS data submission, the last day to submit data is April 2, 2019 until 8:00pm ET. For CMS Web Interface users, the last day to submit data for the […]

BCBS of AL Circle of Care Summit this Weekend

Come by and visit the MediSYS booth at the 2019 BCBS of Alabama Circle of Care Summit on Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2 at the Birmingham Westin. There will be breakout sessions, speakers from BCBS and UAB, as well as door prizes! We are also sponsoring one of the breakfasts for the show! […]

Promoting Interoperability

In April 2018, CMS released the new name for its Medicare EHR Incentive Program as “Promoting Interoperability” (PI). According to CMS, “To continue our commitment to promoting and prioritizing interoperability of health care data, CMS renamed the EHR Incentive Programs to the Promoting Interoperability Programs in April 2018. This change will move the programs beyond […]