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CMS ePrescribe Incentives

Below is a recent publication from Surescripts regarding CMS e-Prescribing / MIPPA Incentive Program.  http://www.surescripts.com/downloads/MIPPA%20summary%20sheet.pdf For 2010, the incentive is slated to be 2% of the total allowed charges for covered professional services (Part B charges).  If you are interested in an on-line demonstration of MediSYS ePrescribe (which typically takes less than 30 minutes), please contact […]

BCBS to Adopt New Payment Methodology Dec. 1, 2009

For PMD doctors, Blue Cross of Alabama will adopt a new payment methodology effective December 1, 2009.  They will implement the Resource Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) which is being used by the majority of payers across the nation.  The BCBS transition to RBRVS will occur over several years. In addition, BCBS will replace their […]

Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC) EHR Interface

A busy family medicine practice in Reform, Alabama has joined the many practices now connected to Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC) through MediSYS EHR.  Beginning today, for this practice, radiology results from PCMC are automatically directed to the provider’s in-box and associated with the patient’s electronic health record.  This gives the provider faster access to review the radiology results and take […]

Medicaid Together for Quality Integration to MediSYS EHR Nears Completion

MediSYS EHR is nearing completion of the Alabama Medicaid Agency’s Together For Quality (TFQ) integration.  The TFQ and MediSYS EHR integration will allow practices to query the State of Alabama’s central database for patient medications, problem list, allergies/reactions, immunizations, lab results, procedure history, providers of care, and even limited personal history.  The release of this integration is expected in […]

Limited window to qualify for the 2011 healthcare incentive payments

National news regarding announcement by CCHIT to prepare for the limited window for providers and vendors to take action to qualify for the 2011 healthcare incentive payments.  Read more at: http://fcw.com/articles/2009/09/09/cchit-announces-preliminary-certifications-for-ehrs.aspx  

New HCPCS for the Administration of the Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Vaccine

For dates of service on after September 1, 2009, Medicare has created two new HCPC codes for billing for the administration of the H1N1 Virus Vaccine.  G9141 – Influenza A (H1N1) immunization administration (includes the physician counseling the patient/family) G9142 – Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine, any route of administration Since the vaccine is being made […]

MediSYS ePrescribe Handheld Access

MediSYS ePrescribe Handheld Access Birmingham, AL (August 21, 2009) – MediSYS announced today the addition of a handheld mobile application for the growing number of providers now using electronic prescribing.  This mobile application will allow physicians to securely prescribe medications and electronically route prescriptions using a handheld device to SureScripts, the country's largest national electronic […]

MediSYS EHR 1.0 CCHIT Certification

  http://cchit.org/products/2008/ambulatory/1020 MediSYS for Physicians, Inc. MediSYS EHR 1.0 Certification Requirements The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) confirms that this product is a CCHIT Certified 08 Ambulatory EHR. CCHIT confirms that the product has passed 100% of the Ambulatory EHR 08 test script, ensuring it fulfills the following criteria: Functionality – setting features and functions […]

Alabama One of America’s Best Places to Practice

Alabama One of America's Best Places to Practice…Medical Economics http://www.memag.com/ listed Alabama as one of America's Best Places to Practice.  In the July 10 issue of Medical Economics, Alabama placed in their top ten picks.  Alabama was recognized as the 8th best place for physicians to practice in America.  In addition to Alabama being a […]

Cunningham Pathology Lab Interface

Cunningham Pathology Interface to MediSYS EHR / ePrescribe February 6, 2009, Birmingham, AL….. In keeping with the growing focus to reduce healthcare costs and improve patient care, MediSYS announced today the release of a real-time lab interface with Cunningham Pathology, an Alabama-based company who provides customized pathology laboratory services.  Lab results from Cunningham Pathology are […]

CMS Delays Ban on Faxed Prescriptions

CMS Delays Ban on Faxed Prescriptions See link below: Http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/practice-management/20081105cms-fax-ban.html