Clinical Support Systems

Clinical Support Systems and EHR

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="clinical-support-system"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Recently Frost & Sullivan released a new report: U.S. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) Market, Forecast to 2024. Clinical Support Systems, sometimes integrated into a practice’s EHR and other times an additional tool a provider uses, is going to become critical to evaluating patients and generating a plan of care. What is a Clinical Decision Support System? These tools analyze the vast amount of patient data that is entered...

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CMS Final Rule 2019

CMS Final Rule 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="cms-2019-final-rule"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]November sees the publishing of Medicare’s final rules for 2019. It has allowed for sweeping changes to Telehealth, provider reimbursement and Quality reporting. Medicare will now reimburse for patients connecting with their provider in a telecommute session to determine if an in-office visit is necessary. Changes made to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will shift the focus from paperwork to positively impacting health outcomes. The key focus is on sharing...

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Provider Training

EHR Training and Providers

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="provider-training"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is the most important piece of any new EHR conversion: training. Training is typically led by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in their respective field, financials or clinical. On the financials side, it may be a revenue cycle manager or someone with experience in billing and claims management. However, often on the clinical side, the SME is not necessarily a peer to the provider or may not even...

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Systems Administration

Service Spotlight: Systems Administration

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="systems-administration"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the lesser-known offerings of Legacy is working with EHR and PM Systems. Of course, we can help implement new systems and have worked with dozens of systems. We can, however, also assist in an analysis of your current system and help with any potential issues that may be bogging your system down. Insurances The most common issue we see in systems that have been in place for a year...

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Clinical Documentation

Better Clinical Documentation leads to Better Outcomes

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="clinical-documentation"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]EHRs can be a double-edged sword at times. Some systems give you an opportunity to check just the systems that are reviewed and examined but may still print every system and area of exam on your final document. This leads to excessively long clinical documentation where the work you’ve done with the patient gets lost in the details. This is where taking the time to build clean, user-friendly EHR templates...

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Prescription Benefits

Opioid Abuse Prevention: Calling for EHR Change

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="opioid-abuse-prevention"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The opioid epidemic is everywhere lately. Late last year the President even declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. There have been a lot of recommended solutions from supervised injection facilities to better monitoring. A memo dated 2/16/18 to the Senate Committee on Finance from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) offers some interesting approaches to curbing this national epidemic. This memo is in response to the...

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Data Analytics: Why They Are Important

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="data-analytics"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many practices feel that working denials and doing AR follow-up is enough to make a solid revenue cycle plan. However, with so many Electronic Health Records (EHRs) having dashboards and in-depth reporting, data analytics is a key piece to the revenue cycle puzzle. Value of Data Analytics A 2016 survey shows that many providers fail to see the value in data analytics. According to the results, 55% of providers stated...

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PM EHR Implementation

Service Spotlight: PM & EHR Implementation

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="pm-ehr"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By now, your practice has either decided to go with an Electronic Health Record, or EHR, or just remain on paper and take the increasing Medicare cuts over the next few years. However, many hopped on the EHR bandwagon early on. Perhaps your system is working smoothly. Or maybe you are ready for a change. Maybe it is time for a new EHR Implementation. An article on Healthcare IT...

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