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August Newsletter 2018

(Last Updated On: September 22, 2018)

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📨  STI News and Updates for August 2018  📨  






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In This Issue

  • New MIPS Documentation and Videos
  • Medicare News
  • Cloud Storage Price Increase

Webinars and Video

  • Mobile App Webinar – Setup and Use
  • [Video] Benefits of Revenue Cycle Management 
 

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MIPS Promoting Interoperability (formerly ACI) Documentation and Videos

There have been changes made to the STI website in regards to correctly documenting and receiving credit for the Promoting Interoperability Objectives. To read about these changes and the corresponding training videos, visit our Quality Payment Program > MIPS page.

MIPS Dashboard Updates

The latest version of 6.3.1 now includes various updates to the MIPS Dashboard. To learn more about these changes, visit our release highlights page.  

Insurance News

  • Voids or Adjustments – Did you know you can submit them Electronically or on the CMS1500 form to the Insurance Carriers? 
  • Medicare Cards: New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) … Get It, Use It
  • New Medicare Cards – Wave 1 Mailing Complete
  • NY Workers Compensation Features in ChartMaker Medical Suite Version 6.3.1

MIPS Feedback Reports

If you’ve submitted data for MIPS in 2017, your final Performance feedback data is now available at the Quality Payment Program website. This includes your final MIPS score and payment adjustment information. Note your preliminary MIPS score could have changed based on the following:

  • Special Status Scoring Considerations (ex. Hospital-based Clinicians)
  • All-Cause Readmission Measure for the Quality Category
  • Claims Measures to include the 60-day run out period
  • CAHPS for MIPS Survey Results
  • Advancing Care Information Hardship Application status
  • Improvement Study Participation and Results
  • Creation of performance period benchmarks for Quality measures that didn’t have a historical benchmark 

To review the full message from QPP support, please visit our website or visit the Quality Payment Program for more information.

Important Notices

CDC Guidelines for Prescription Opioids 

As part of an on-going initiative to combat the opioid crisis, the CDC established the Guidelines for Prescription Opioids for Chronic Pain in 2016. As part of the nationwide effort to make these guidelines more widely known, please take a moment to review them and share with your fellow colleagues. 

Upgrade From Microsoft Server 2008 and Windows 7

In January 2020, your Windows 7 workstations and Microsoft 2008 Servers will no longer be supported. Even with security patches, problems may still arise if you choose not to upgrade. In addition, your workstations will no longer be HIPAA compliant. To avoid potential issues in the future, contact our Technical Services Department today. 

Increased Storage Prices for ASP Clients

Please note there has been an increase in cloud storage. In the event, that you need additional storage please note the cost will now be $32/100GB. For more information, contact our Technical Services Department .

Did You Know?

Revenue Cycle Management Video

Interested in our Revenue Cycle Management services? Learn all about the service, its benefits and the potential to help you save and earn more money. Watch now >>>

Ability to Customize Your Direct Messaging Addresses

You now have the ability to request practice specific direct message addresses. This option allows you to set up specific addresses for office related tasks such as refills, authorizations, etc. To make a request for your practice, visit our website.

All About Mobile

ChartMaker® Mobile – Did you know that you can now view Chart Notes in the ChartMaker® Mobile App? To use this feature, upgrade today to ChartMaker® Medical Suite version 6.3.0.
 

ChartMaker® Mobile Webinar (Setup and Use App)

This webinar will cover the benefits of using our secure mobile app, how to enroll for it and training on the main features.

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Testimonial on ChartMaker® Mobile

I wanted to send a quick note regarding Chartmaker Mobile App which has been such a help to us.  We are a solo practice so Gordon is always on call for himself.  When he is out of the office, Chartmaker Mobile allows Gordon to have all of the patient’s pertinent information at his fingertips.  Gordon and I were recently out of town, and when he talked with patients, having their allergies and pharmacy information made the follow up so much faster.  And you can hit the pharmacy number and the call is on its way.  The new addition of progress notes, labs, and diagnostics makes it even more useful. If you haven’t used the app yet, download it today!  Gordon & Karen Tussing  (Gordon P. Tussing DO, PC) Click here to sign up for the mobile app >>>

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