Category: Regulation

2018 MIPS Changes

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...

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...

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...

MACRA + Physician Compliance in 2017

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...

What’s Next for 2017

With all the changes going in healthcare legislation over the past few years, it is easy to get confused. Some providers have been using their EHR over the past few years to earn incentives and others are preparing to be hit with reimbursement deductions. Now you should be asking, what’s next...

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...

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...

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...

PRESS | MOBIHEALTHNEWS|Unregulated data sometimes just as sensitive as HIPAA-covered data

In a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation, the report’s author, health economist and consultant Jane Sarasohn-Kahn concludes that while the increasing amount of consumer wellness and fitness data collected today has a lot of value for personalized healthcare, it also presents new risks for consumer privacy. For one thing, as...