EMR Archive

OB/GYN EHR: Another Remarkable Achievement

Today’s science and technology developments have changed the process of examining a patient. The arrival of the OB/GYN EHR has made enormous differences to the efficiency of OB/GYN practices. This software illustrates many benefits of electronic health records. Obstetrics is the medical practice for pregnant women and Gynecology is the medical practice of diagnosing problems

RAC audits – The Benefit of a Single Source

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aggressive stance for Meaningful Use leads to the common conclusion that Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are the future of maintaining healthcare data. EMR technology has greatly simplified medical billing submission and created robust tracking capabilities that weren’t available in the past. With this easier access to data

CMS Penalties for Readmissions Create Additional Momentum Toward ACO Formation and EHR Utilization

Bonuses for successful accountable care organizations (ACO) have created quite a ‘buzz’ in the healthcare community. Two new developments – penalties for hospitals and quality of care data published online by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – will build on this momentum and increasingly drive Accountable Care Organizations formation. Earlier this

Technology is Key to Achieving ACO Success

A study by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) found, “Technical assistance to providers has been identified as one of the key requirements to their success in accountable care arrangements.” See AHIP. MTBC’s suite of services is an ideal solution for providers interested in joining forces to create an Accountable Care Organization.  MTBC offers end-to-end revenue

ACO: Creating a Strong Foundation with a EHR

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are meant to be a flexible payment and care delivery model that lowers total cost of care for patients using a group of coordinated health care providers. Hay Greens, a healthcare policy practice, recently released an article that outlined five preparatory actions to create a stable ACO. This article informs providers

JAMA Study Concludes that ACOs are Poised to Improve Care and May Lower Costs

A study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that the accountable care organization (ACO) model shows promise at improving quality of care and may provide some reduction in the rate of cost growth. On September 12, 2012, JAMA published the results of a study that examined the performance of

Are House Calls making a Comeback?

Several factors suggest that the old-fashioned practice is returning, thanks in part to an aging population and the many advances in healthcare technology. An Aging Population of baby boomers seems to be creating a growing need for physicians who make house calls. According to the Journal of the American Medical association, house calls to Medicare

MTBC Presents Webinar on “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified: How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now”

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, MTBC hosted a free webinar entitled “‘Meaningful Use’ Demystified:  How to Start Earning Your $44,000+ Bonus Now.”  The hour-long information session was presented by Muhammad Chebli, Vice President of Information Technology for MTBC.   Mr. Chebli provided a comprehensive, step-by-step breakdown of how to “meaningfully use” EHR technology in order to qualify

Medical Practices with EHRs Financially Out-Perform Practices with Paper Medical Records

According to a new survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), medical groups with EHR systems financially outperform medical groups still using paper medical records.  In its report entitled “Electronic Health Records Impacts on Revenue, Costs, and Staffing:  2010 Report Based on 2009 Data,” MGMA found that the total revenue of an average

CMS Determined To Simplify Collections Of “Meaningful Use” Incentives For Providers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the expansion of its Medicare Provider Enrollment system.  The expansion will make it easier for physicians and medical practices to register for Medicare and take advantage of the “meaningful use” incentives offered under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).