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New CPT Code for COVID-19 Effective NOW

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Sep 23, 2020 8:15:00 AM

The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently announced two new codes for COVID-19 with an unexpected twist. The September 8 release stated the new codes were effective “immediately.” While they are approved to be part of the 2021 CPT code set, providers are able to submit the code 99072 when the practice feels that the patient encounter required:

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Topics: Industry Update

Find the Best EHR With This Checklist

Posted by Practice EHR on Aug 31, 2020 4:42:07 PM

Are you still searching for that "perfect fit" when it comes to your EHR software? The childhood fairy tale Goldilocks and The Three Bears comes to mind when anyone discusses the perfect fit. One may be too large, another too small, but the simplicity of the story offered “one” as being “just right!” It isn’t just a childhood story to expect the same outcome within your practice. 

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Topics: Insider, Healthcare Office Management, Patient Care, Small Practice, EHR Solution, Specialty-Specific EHR, Cloud-based EHR

Practice EHR Named to Top 20 and Frontrunner Industry Software Lists

Posted by Practice EHR on Aug 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year again, and we are honored to humbly announce the recognition Practice EHR has earned by being named to not one, but two, top industry software lists.

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Topics: EHR Solution, Practice EHR News

The Roadmap to Selecting Medical Practice Software

Posted by Practice EHR on Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Do you currently manage your medical practice using disconnected systems that struggle to sync, preventing you from efficiently running your office? Do you want software that helps efficiently and effectively manage your medical office, but are overwhelmed when it comes to identifying the right software? Finding a platform that marries the patient experience, clinical workflow and the business management side of your practice, is certainly achievable if you know what questions to ask and are adequately trained to leverage the solution.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution, Practice EHR News

Moving from One EHR to the Next: It Is a Transition (Part 2)

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Jun 3, 2020 10:10:38 AM

I think it is human nature.  You have something new and there is that instinct to jump right in to use, play, explore and do something with this new, in our case, electronic health record (EHR) software.  You’ve signed the contract and everyone in your medical office is finally onboard and excited to implement the new EHR. One word of advice.  Breathe.  This is a transition and slow but steady will win the race.

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Topics: EHR Solution

April Product Updates: Top 5 Scheduling Enhancements to Improve Your Workflow

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Apr 30, 2020 7:00:00 AM

It happens.  There is a major software upgrade and visions of your wish-list items dance through your head.  Only to find out that few, if any of those changes directly impact your practice.  A similar feeling of when the movie just isn’t as good as the book. It happens, just not this time.

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Topics: Practice EHR News, Product Updates

Practice EHR Launches New Webinar Series

Posted by Practice EHR on Apr 22, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Practice EHR is launching a free webinar series in May to educate physicians and medical practice managers on a variety of healthcare information technology topics. The engaging webinars are fast-paced, information-packed, and designed to help practices connect with patients and leverage platforms to maintain operational efficiency and financial success.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, EHR Solution, Specialty-Specific EHR, digital age, Practice EHR News, Cloud-based EHR, Telemedicine, Revenue Cycle Management

See and Treat Patients Remotely with Telemedicine

Posted by Practice EHR on Apr 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Telemedicine software is predicted to alleviate the demands on healthcare organizations during the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  By implementing a telemedicine solution, healthcare professionals can help prevent the spread and address the needs of their patients from any place, at any given time. 

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Patient Care, digital age, Cloud-based EHR, Telemedicine

Key Ways to Stay Connected With Your Patients During Key Times

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Mar 30, 2020 2:03:14 PM

We text, tweet, post messages and are otherwise connected with our peers, friends, and family 24/7. Everyone is connected to some device that allows instant access to their social world. Don’t forget that “everyone” includes your patients. It can be easy to stereotype a certain demographic as too old for that. You may feel that a certain percentage of your patients aren’t into the electronic communication world. It may be time for a new perspective.

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, digital age

The Coder’s Role in the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

Posted by Karna Morrow, CPC, RCC, CCS-P, Implementation Manager on Mar 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A virus outbreak that began in China nearly three months ago has now infected more than 1,000 people in the United States according the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO declared the virus a "pandemic" during a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday. And somewhere hidden deep in each physician’s office, hospital, nursing home and Walmart pharmacy there is an employee scrambling to find the most appropriate diagnosis code for the latest national headline. Wait … What?

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Topics: Healthcare Office Management, Industry Update