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New Drug Database Updates Available

There are two new drug database updates now available through eClinicalWorks. If you would like to install the following updates, please contact us at support@curas.net. Medi-Span Drug Database: Patch ID: A-6637 Multum Drug Database: Patch ID: A-6638

11e – New Plugin Version Available 

Plugin Version 3.2.5 for eClinicalWorks 11e was released on Thursday, August 15th, 2019. eClinicalWorks recommends that practice administrators download this latest version and install it for their practice. Please Note: The plugin can be downloaded only by administrators with administrative privileges. For support, please contact us at support@curas.net.  

CMS Proposes New MIPS Value Pathways in 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Update – HIMMS

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has release proposed changes to the Physician FEE Schedule (PFS).  These changes include policy, payment and quality provisions updates, which would begin first thing next year. CMS also proposed streamlining the Quality Payment Program (QPP), including a new way for physicians to participate in MIPS, called MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs), which would…

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Top Claim Error Revealed, AAPC

Non-covered charges (EOB 96) is one of the top claim errors. However, there is a known cause and solution for this error, and it can be prevented. When EOB 96 does occur, review the medical documentation, as well as the coverage determinations to verify diagnosis codes before submitting an appeal request. Read More

Medicare Advantage plans can close coverage gaps

It’s never pleasant to find out your insurance plan has coverage gaps, but for those with Medicare Advantage, there are ways to cover them with the right strategies. The most important areas to start with are identifying the gaps and collecting information from patients and following up with them to ensure the gap is closed. Read More

Handwritten RX Being Phased Out

As of Jan 1, 2020, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will not accept handwritten RX for controlled substances and will instead require e-prescriptions. Handwritten RX is being phased out more and more as e-prescriptions are trackable, and less likely to be altered or contain errors. Read More

eClinicalWorks, Congratulations on 20 Years of Growth and Success!

Twenty years after setting out on the mission of improving healthcare together, eClinicalWorks is not just surviving, but thriving. The numbers tell part of eClinicalWorks’ success story: From five employees in the spring of 1999, to now over 5,000, eCW continues to seek out the best talent to strengthen its many teams. Read More

Did You Know? | Transition of Care / Problem List Enhancements in V11

eClinicalWorks has released a set of problem list enhancements in V11 and included a Transition of Care (TOC) button, which is now accessible from Appointment Window and Chief Complaint Section of Progress Note.  This update simplifies user experience, and provides visual confirmation if an item has not been verified yet. Here are some of the new features: A Transition of Care…

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Registration Rules

Registration Rules can reduce errors during appointment creation and the check-in process. The rules can range from simple rules like a provider not accepting a particular insurance, to more complex rules such as a visit status and type missing or the incorrect combination of referral, insurance, or provider requirements. There is even a bonus Reg Rules Dashboard for staff to…

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MIPS Update, June 2019

If you’re planning to report 2019 MIPS data for Promoting Interoperability (PI), don’t forget to review your dashboard.  If you are not seeing the PI data on the MIPS dashboard, please reach out to support at support@curas.net as patch 6171 needs to be applied.  In order to view the PI data, the set-up page must be saved after the patch is applied. …

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