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ePrescribing Controlled Substances Implementation

Although the DEA gave their approval to allow electronic prescribing of controlled substances over a year ago, many steps still remain to make this a reality.  The prescriber, the eprescribing application, intermediaries, pharmacies and pharmacy applications must all employ the required components to securely submit the necessary information.  In addition, many states, including Alabama, have regulations that […]

CMS call on proposed changes to eRx incentive Program scheduled for June 21, 2011

CMS has scheduled a national provider conference call June 21 to begin at 12:30pm CST to discuss the proposed changes to the Medicare Electronic Prescribing (e-prescribing) Incentive Program.  The call is from 12:30pm until 2:00pm CST, on Tuesday June 21, 2011. They will discuss the proposed new hardship exemption categories.    Before June 30, 2011, Eligible professionals (EPs) not covered […]

MediSYS is Proud to Announce 25 Years in Business

MediSYS for Physicians, Inc. is pleased to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in business as a locally owned and managed Alabama software company.  MediSYS has been serving and partnering with healthcare providers throughout the state of Alabama for the past 25 years providing practice management software.   In 2005, MediSYS expanded its applications to include electronic prescribing […]

Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration: Re-Opening April 18

After correcting some technicail issues, Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration is now open as of April 18th.  Per Medicaid, the delay in the ability to register will push early payments to mid-May.  To enroll in Medicaid EHR Incentives, providers must first register at the National Level Registration at:  https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action. Then continue registration at Alabama Medicaid EHR Registration: https://alslr.thinkhts.com/  Medicaid volume […]

Alabama Medicaid Holding EHR Incentive Webinars

Alabama Medicaid’s One Health Record meeting calendar for April includes several dates for provider Webinars. Below is a link that contains the webinar dates.  If you are considering participation in Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentives, please mark your calendar and watch for registration information. http://onehealthrecord.alabama.gov/ORCalendar/Default.aspx Other important EHR Incentive links: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/ http://onehealthrecord.alabama.gov/ http://www.cms.gov/ERxIncentive   Contact us at ehr@medisysinc.com 

Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration Opens Next Week

If you are an eligible provider with 30% Medicaid patient volume, you could receive a Medicaid EHR Incentive check for $21,250 as soon as this year.  Alabama Medicaid’s goal is to issue separate checks approximately 30 days after approved attestation which can begin April 1. April 1 Alabama Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration Opens First Year […]

Action Needed by 6/30/11 To Avoid 2012 eRX Penalty

This week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) circulated the email notification below to remind Medicare providers how to avoid the 2012 eRx Payment Adjustment. To avoid the 2012 eRX penalty, action is needed by June 30, 2011.    Reporting G-Code Overview: Before 6/30/11 to avoid penalty eligible professionals must submit Gcode 8553 at least 10 […]

MediSYS EHR ONC-ATCB Certification

MediSYS EHR v1.0 has received the federal government’s “meaningful use” stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR certification. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of […]

MediSYS Partners with Alabama Regional Extension Center

MediSYS is pleased to announce a partnership with Alabama Regional Extension Center (ALREC). “This is an exciting opportunity for the providers in Alabama. We understand that transitioning from paper to electronic records can be a daunting and expensive task. Our job is to help make this a smoother and faster transition resulting in the potential […]

Medicaid EHR Incentive Registration for Alabama Providers To Begin April, 2011

According to a notification from Medicaid, Medicaid EHR incentive registration for Alabama providers will begin in April, 2011. Below is a notification dated 1/12/11 from Alabama Medicaid: State providers need to prepare for EHR incentive payment registration While national registration for federal electronic health record incentive payments has begun on the national level, Alabama providers will […]

Alabama One of 15 States to Receive Bonus

Alabama was among the 15 states that qualified to receive a bonus for making significant progress in enrolling more uninsured children in Medicaid.   Of the $206 million awarded, Alabama received the largest amount totaling $54,965,407.  Wisconsin received the second largest amount of $23,076,127.  According to a news release today from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius […]

ONC Adds Two More EHR Certification Bodies

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced that ICSA Labs and SLI Global Solutions have been authorized to perform Complete EHR and/or EHR Module testing and certification. This brings the number of ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) to five.  ICSA Labs, Mechanicsburg, PA and SLI Global Solutions, Denver, CO were both […]