2018 MIPS Changes

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In 2018 we are seeing the next phase of MIPS as its first reporting period comes to a close. There are more than a handful of changes happening but here are some quick points you should pay attention to:   Performance Threshold Increased to 15 Points – In 2018 you will need 15 points or… Continue Reading


New Feature: MACRA & MIPS dashboard comes to your EHR

Keeping on top of your MIPS score We’re excited to announce that a new tool is coming to your EHR — the MACRA/MIPS dashboard! This dashboard joins forces with our Clinical Quality Measures dashboard to allow practices to quickly check on how you’re doing on MIPS reporting. For those unfamiliar with MIPS, it’s the primary… Continue Reading


FDA Announces New Digital Health Strategy

The Food and Drug Administration has been at the forefront of ensuring medical safety for Americans since 1906, overseeing the development of new technologies and treatments that benefit patients and providers across the country. Since its inception, the FDA has strived to stay on top of emerging technologies in order to ensure that new developments… Continue Reading


MACRA + Physician Compliance in 2017

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Article by Michael Nusimow, CEO and co-founder of drchrono in Mountain View, CA Up until now, providers and practice groups have been worrying about Meaningful Use and using their own certified EHR technology to avoid payment penalties, earn incentives, and increase practice efficiency. With the release of the final MACRA rule, physicians now have two… Continue Reading


How will MACRA impact 2017?

An Introduction to MACRA MACRA is the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passed by the U.S. Senate on April 4, 2015. It goes into effect on January 1, 2017 and continues through December 31, 2026, replacing the Sustainable Growth Rate Formula. MACRA will directly impact eligible providers who are medical providers seeing a significant number… Continue Reading


The basics of MACRA/MIPS

What is MACRA? President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) on April 16, 2015. It passed with a 392 to 37 vote in the House of Representatives, and a 92 to 8 vote in the Senate. That bipartisanship indicates the legislative support for MACRA and the significance of the… Continue Reading


Exporting / Importing Data from an EHR Using CCDA

Sometime when transitioning to drchrono from another vendor you will need to export your data. There are a few ways that you can do this. One of the newer ways you can do this is by asking your other vendor to export the patients medical records via CCDA, you might even be able to do… Continue Reading



ICD-10 Survival Guide, how move from ICD-9 to ICD-10

How move from ICD-9 to ICD-10

Work on ICD-10 began in 1983 and was completed in 1992. The U.S. is now mandating everyone in healthcare moves over October 1, 2014,  22 years later. ICD-10 has been pushed back over and over again within the U.S. The U.S. is behind in moving to ICD-10 as ~25 countries have moved over for reimbursement… Continue Reading


Meaningful Use Migration from Stage 1 to Stage 2

Data is more ubiquitous, and strong standards are being put in place forcing electronic medical records (EMR) to adopt common standards for workflows. This will have a significant impact on a physician’s practice. Following are five things doctors need to know about moving from Stage 1 meaningful use to Stage 2, what it means and how to… Continue Reading