Every provider can avoid the 1.5% PQRS reporting penalty

Earlier blog posts of mine have discussed PQRS reporting strategies and the need for better measures for LTC physicians/extenders. Today, I want to review the minimum steps every provider treating Medicare patients needs to take to avoid a 1.5% payment cutback in 2015. Report one valid measure or one valid measures group, or one instance … Click to continue reading

Developing the shared care model in LTPAC

My last post discussed the successful demonstration of three-way LTC ePrescribing using standard NCPDP messages. That occurred at the AHIMA LTPAC HIT Summit. However, that demonstration was simply a fortuitous occurrence; my reason for attending the conference was to deliver a presentation on LTC physicians using EHRs in nursing homes. I was deeply appreciative that … Click to continue reading