The 2-Minute Guide: EHR and EMR Costs

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Purchasing and integrating an electronic medical record (EMR) / electronic health record (EHR) system into your practice workflow can be costly. However, the benefits of EMR systems can be worth the financial investment and may even help your practice save money in the long run. Besides the initial EHR / EMR costs, there are hardware, implementation, training, and maintenance costs to consider when purchasing … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: EMR or EHR Migration

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Installing or upgrading to a new EMR / EMR system requires careful planning to integrate your data and make sure your office workflow is either properly supported or that needed changes are identified. Successful migration to a new or upgraded EMR system will depend on careful and individualized analysis and planning, which will need to be re-visited and updated as implementation … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: EMR Privacy and Security

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With growing adoption of EMR and EHR systems, the concern with electronic patient records privacy and security is growing. In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which created national standards for medical records security. HIPAA laws and regulations set limits on the use and access to medical records and establish a series of EMR privacy safeguards. … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: iPad EMR and EHR Software

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Tablet-based electronic medical record (EMR) systems are very popular with physicians. Working on a tablet can be much less disruptive to typical practice workflow than having to use a desktop or laptop based EMR system. It is portable and, ergonomically, is similar to a clipboard. The main type of tablet used by physicians is the iPad oriPad Mini. There are … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: Medical Billing Software

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Medical billing software systems handle your practice’s medical billing and invoicing electronically. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Electronic Medical Records mandate requires practices to electronically send medical billing claims. Therefore, medical billing software has been gaining popularity and is a requirement to achieve meaningful use of an EHR system. To achieve HIPAA compliance and meaningful use, you must use … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: ePrescribing and ePrescriptions

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e-Prescribing (electronic prescribing) facilitates the current prescription process by electronically transmitting prescription information between the physician, the patient and the pharmacy. e-Prescribing is an electronic avenue that sends prescriptions directly from the physician’s office to the pharmacy while storing prescription data in the patient’s electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR). This health care system is faster, more … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: Government EMR and EHR Incentives

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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act specifies that physicians can qualify for $44,000 or more in economic stimulus incentive payment for adopting and implementing a certified EHR or EMR. The government allocated $27 billion dollars to help doctors transition from paper medical records to electronic medical records (EMR) systems or electronic health records (EHR) systems and … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: Going Live with EMR or EHR

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The EHR / EMR implementation is one of the largest undertakings that any medical practice can do. It can be expensive and stressful. View the following 2-minute guide for some suggestions that will help make the process go smoothly. MedicalRecords.com can help you find the best EMR for your practice. Click here to get in contact with us.

The 2-Minute Guide: Meaningful Use of EMR and EHR

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Federal EMR incentive payments are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for qualifying health care providers who install and achieve “meaningful use” of EMR systems. While a maximum of $21,250 of Medicaid EMR incentive payments are independent of EMR use, the bulk of payments under Medicaid and all payments under Medicare require “meaningful use” by an … Read More

The 2-Minute Guide: EMR Deadline and Penalties for Not Using an EMR System

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The government wants to shift the health industry into the digital age and has provided reimbursement incentives and an EMR deadline for those who adopt electronic medical records. However, as with all government benefits, this electronic medical records mandate comes with strings attached. For those who do not meet the electronic medical records deadline for implementation, the government has laid out a … Read More