MTBC Presents Webinar on “Understanding the Final Rule on ‘Meaningful Use’ of EHRs”

On Wednesday, July 28, 2010, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “Understanding the Final Rule on ‘Meaningful Use’ of EHRs.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.  Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive breakdown of the final “meaningful use” requirements as defined by the Health Information Technology

Meaningful Use Incentive Payments Due To Begin In May 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin issuing the first of the “meaningful use” incentive payments available under the HITECH Act in May 2011, according to a senior CMS official. Karen Trudel, Deputy Director for CMS’ Office of E-Health Standards & Services, told Healthcare IT News that registration will open in January 2011. 

Medicare Part D ‘Donut Hole’ To Be Closed By 2020

Under the current Medicare regime, seniors enrolled in the Medicare Part D drug plan for 2010 are not only required to pay a $310 deductible, they must also pay 25% of their drug costs until the total reaches $2,830 for the year.  After that, Medicare recipients are liable for drug costs until their yearly out-of-pocket

MTBC Offers a Trip to Disney World for New Client Referrals

Another great news, mtbc has announced an exciting new offer in connection with its client referral program.  Any MTBC clients who refer 3 of their colleagues before Labor Day will receive a trip for 2 to Disney World, in addition to the usual $500 bonus already provided for each referral!* How It Works You refer

DEA Establishes Final Rule on E-Prescribing of Controlled Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced its interim final rule for electronic prescribing of controlled substances. The rule became effective on June 1, 2010, and it may be amended in the future depending on public comment. Pharmacy organizations have been working with the DEA for more than a decade to draft rules for electronic

MTBC Offers a Free Dell and Inspiron™ Laptop with MTBC EMR 4.0 Pre-Installed

In light of the ongoing government push for healthcare providers to implement electronic health records (EHRs) in their practices, MTBC is offering a free Dell ®Inspiron™ 15R laptop—pre-loaded with MTBC EMR 4.0—to any new clients that sign up for its comprehensive 5% billing and practice management solution on or before Labor Day (September 6, 2010).*

MTBC Presents Webinar on “7 Ways to Improve Patient Workflow with an EMR”

On Wednesday, July 7, 2010, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “7 Ways to Improve Patient Workflow with an EMR.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.  Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive breakdown of the key things physicians should know about using web based electronic medical

ONC Releases Final Rule for Temporary EHR Certified Program

On June 18th, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health and Information Technology (ONC) released a final rule pertaining to the temporary certification program for electronic health records (EHR).  The rule contains guidelines for organizations to follow in order to be authorized by the ONC to test, approve and certify EHR technology. In March,

Physicians May Legally Waive Coinsurance Relative To 2.2% Medicare Pay Increase

The recently enacted law that temporarily replaces a 21.3% cut in Medicare reimbursement rates with a 2.2% increase also retroactively increases what patients owe in coinsurance.  However, according to the Office of Inspector General (OIG), physicians can legally waive the additional amount owed under the increased rate.  The 2.2% raise came into effect on June

President Signs Bill Delaying 21% Medicare Physician Pay Cuts through November 30th

On June 25, 2010, President Obama approved a bill that temporarily repeals the 21.3% Medicare pay cuts for doctors and replaces it with a 2.2% increase through the end of November.  The measure is retroactive to June 1st, the date the 21.3% cuts took effect. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),