February ’15 Newsletter, Issue #7

 


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Dear Readers,

We hope you are enjoying the last days of Winter. There are lots of great new things happening at drchrono; we are especially excited to roll-out UB04 Institutional Billing on our Apollo plans. This lets us offer our best-in-class, fully-managed billing services to institutional centers of care like surgery centers, home health agencies, hospice care and outpatient physical therapy centers.

We also launched a new Medical Billing section on our site where you can learn more about our services, view and read client testimonials, get a quick overview of medical billing and even utilize an easy to use ROI calculator to get a better sense of your practice’s billing efficiency. Additionally, you can contact us for a custom analysis of your billing outcomes, which includes a comparison against nationwide averages and industry standards.

Finally, we rolled out an upgraded colleague referral program; our referral bonus has been increased to $250! Start referring your colleagues today. Be sure to tell them about our great new pricing packages.

We hope you enjoy the latest edition of our newsletter; we look forward to continuing to deliver the most innovative EHR and PHR solutions currently used by over 70,000 medical professionals and 4,000,000 patients!

Sincerely,

Craig Silverman | VP, Sales

Tasneem Manjra | Sr. Director, Marketing

HIGHLIGHTS

Calculate Your Billing ROI

Curious to figure out what your practice’s billing?
Use our ROI Calculator to compute your practice’s billing ROI. Additionally, email us at sales@drchrono.com to receive a detailed Billing Analysis which includes a comparison of your practice’s collection rate and cost of billing to the nationwide average for practices like yours.

Sign up for an Apollo or Apollo Plus medical billing account by March 31st and you will receive a $300 Apple gift card for an iPad mini.

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PLATFORM UPDATES

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Feature of the Month

Our Patient Check-In…is now in English & Spanish! Say goodbye to clipboards and hello to an efficient digital solution with Patient Check-In on the iPad, iPhone or web. Our check-in app lets your patients input information in the most pain-free way possible while eliminating issues for your staff related to misspellings or incomplete forms. You can also change your patients preferred language between English and Spanish.

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New Training Videos

Want to encourage your patients to get the most out of their patient portal, onpatient? Please share these links with your patients.

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Latest Feature Updates

The drchrono team has been working on a variety of new features and enhancements including a Billing Log, Primary Provider Information, Billing Filters and more.Read the full list here.

TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Name:  Tanya Valluri

Role at drchrono:  I help potential clients in the Midwest determine their EHR needs and answer any questions they have about drchrono.

Education:  B.A in Biopsychology and Communications at The University of California, Santa Barbara

Hometown:  Saratoga, CA

Hobbies:  Painting, Hiking, Reading, Traveling

Favorite Quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Learn More About Us

 

Business Associate Agreement

We recently took a major step to extend our Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to all drchrono users. Per the provisions of HIPAA under HITECH, this is an assurance by drchrono to appropriately safeguard all user PHI (personal health information). You can read our new terms of service and BAA here.

Trade Show Survey

Calling all drchrono users: we would love to know about the conferences and medical trade shows you attend. We will use your input to determine which events to attend. Can you take 30 seconds to help us? Please follow this link to take a brief conference survey.

Recipe of the Month:

Classic Chocolate Mousse 

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chilled heavy cream, divided
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate (60-72% cacao), chopped
  • 2 large egg whites

Directions

  • Beat 1/2 cup cream in medium bowl until stiff peaks form; cover and chill.
  • Combine egg yolks, espresso, salt, and 2 Tbsp. sugar in a large metal bowl. Set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not allow bowl to touch water). Cook, whisking constantly…

For the rest of the recipe, click here

Advice:

Dear Dr. R. Juliet,

I recently had a spike in patients reporting heartache. I promptly referred them all to a local cardiologist for workups (in most cases EKG’s and stress tests).  Thankfully, 100 % of these patients have returned with normal test results.

Though, one question remains, what’s with all the heartache? I have scoured journals and publications to see if there is a reason behind this recent trend and haven’t come across anything out of the ordinary.

Concerned, Dr. William S.

Dear Dr. William S.,

This is absolutely normal…we call it Valentine’s Day.  The holiday leads to individuals longing for unrealistic scenarios, sadness over past loves or general gloom over current ones. My advice is to continue to keep tabs on your patients via the Apple Healthkit integration with OnPatient; your patients can share their wellness data with you in an easy-to-digest format. This way, you can see that their only pain is the result of love, not a myocardial infarction.

Optimistic, Dr. R. Juliet

DRCHRONO NEWS & EVENTS

FEBRUARY PROMOTIONS

Sign up for an account with medical billing (Apollo or Apollo Plus) in the month of March and receive a $300 Apple gift card for an iPad mini. Email us to arrange a demo with your regional EHR specialists.


USEFUL LINKS

 

 

February 2015 – New Features List

Below is a list of our newest features and enhancements. Patients We have updated our system with new service types to check eligibility and benefits for patients such as physical therapy, skilled nursing care, lenses etc. Ordering Provider Section In Patient Demographics, there is a new section where you can enter the ordering provider information. This information is required to submit DMERC claims to the insurance company. Billing You can now select which provider appointments […]

January 2015 – New Features List

Below is a list of our newest features and enhancements. Report When exporting a patient list via our advanced report, you can choose whether to include information such as a patient’s emergency contact name and phone number. Billing Our system is updated with the newest CPT  and ICD-10 codes, including those added this year, and can be accessed via our code search. You will now be able to view diagnostic code, pointers and modifier information […]

January ’15 Newsletter, Issue #6

    PULSE JANUARY 2015, ISSUE 6 Dear Readers, We hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and New Year. We started the year in fifth gear; our newly launched premium pricing packages were a huge hit, we were featured on Dell’s Blog and HIT Consultant, had a well attended medical billing webinar and are in the process of hiring several new team members to join our customer success team. We’re excited for all that 2015 […]

Rise of the “Internet of Healthy Things”

  drchrono’s COO, Daniel Kivatinos, writes an article for HIT consultant which delves in healthcare technology. He highlights how doctor-patient experience is greatly changing as technology becomes more internet dependent. One now has the ability to access and review their health data, save their data to the cloud, and message a provider via their smartphone or tablet. The original article can be read here. Here are some slides showing off a bit more about the internet […]

Wearable Health Apps

Some may say that Google Glass’s future could be bleak, but the eyewear has a future in health care information technology with it’s support of wearable health apps, specifically electronic health records (EHR).  Companies including drchrono and iPatientCare have developed their EHR apps for Google Glass to allow doctors to recite data into their electronic health records and view patient’s records at the corner of their eye. The original article can be read here.

December ’14 Newsletter, Issue #5

    PULSE December 2014, ISSUE 5 Dear Readers, We are ending the year with a bang. Over the course of 2014, we added nearly twelve thousand doctors and two million patients to our platform. We are excited for 2015; we plan to continue to enhance our products and to provide our clients & their patients with the best EHR experience on the market. We wish you and your families a very warm and joyous […]

December 2014: New Features List

Below is a list of our newest features and enhancements: Scheduling When a patient makes a payment via check, this payment type will be reflected on the printed receipt.   Reports In the advanced report, a provider can now export an appointment’s exam room information into a spreadsheet. Billing A provider can now export their patient statement list into a spreadsheet (CSV). Our system will show you which insurance a claim was crossed over for […]

Healthcare EHR API Q&A

  A developer reached out to ask a few questions about our healthcare API, this is the email – Daniel, Thank you for personally working on granting me access to drChrono API. Here are a few observations 1. The inclusion of the YouTube Video and the steps are a great help. 2. It appears that there are only 2 apps (AppVisit and BetterDoctor) are using the API. Its not clear how many apps actually use […]

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 this on your own if it is an option in the EHR. Once you get this data, let your implementation […]