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


mHealth Devices – FitBit, The Shine, Basis Watch Review

The world is changing and people are starting to become more accountable with their care. It is an innovative space and there is a lot that is happening in this space. Below is a FitBit Review, The Shine Review and the Basis Review. Just off the top of my head, three of my favorite devices… Continue Reading


What is the HITECH Act and How Do You Cash In?

It doesn’t take much for a $44,000 incentive to catch one’s eye and fire the imagination about what you’d be able to do with the extra money. Which begs the question: what exactly is the HITECH Act and how can you benefit from it? Here are four things you need to know. The HITECH Act… Continue Reading


Box + drchrono

The leader in cloud storage.  The leader in EHR innovation.   Together in the palm of your hand. Our newest partnership with Box allows doctors and clinical staff to securely store, share and collaborate on patient’s medical records, lab reports and images.  drchrono users can extract a patient summary from the drchrono medical record application and… Continue Reading


EXPLORING DRCHRONO: CDS Rules

Our CDS Rules feature is one of our most helpful features for doctors when it comes to assisting them with their Meaningful Use requirements, as well as automating reminders for their patient’s health. Please check out our newest video featuring our CDS Rules and how you can use these rules as reminders on best practices…. Continue Reading


Meaningful use incentives from a free EHR

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Make sure to attest for EHR meaningful use incentives! The drchrono team is here to help. This is an email from a doctor today who just received $18,000 for using drchrono today, we love seeing these emails! Here is a video of a drchrono doctor who attested for EHR meaningful use incentives. Ask our team… Continue Reading