AMDA Live Webinar: The Pitfalls of EHRs

AMDA Live Webinar: The Pitfalls of EHRs June 16th @ 7:00 – 8:30pm Eastern Recording also available if you can’t participate in the live activity Here is a link to the webinar registration form http://www.amda.com/cmedirect/pitfalls-emrs.cfm Also, I’ve organized a presentation at AHIMA LTPAC HIT Summit – our talk in on Tuesday, June 23rd @ 8AM. … Click to continue reading

When worlds collide: How to navigate productive EHR use mindful of CMS fraud and abuse audits

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) suspects Electronic Health Records (EHRs) may encourage fraud and abuse. Their recommendation: Better audits. Meanwhile, a recent article in the New York Times highlights the use of medical scribes to minimize physicians’ EHR workload. The OIG issued two reports in the past 30 … Click to continue reading

Useful updates from CMS on EHR incentives and penalties for LTC physicians

August is proving to be a very good month for LTC physician practices, particularly those of us who mainly cover nursing homes.   To recap the situation: LTC physicians are classified as “ambulatory” under rules for CMS’s EHR program. That means physicians are eligible for incentives if they can demonstrate Meaningful Use. Conversely, they are … Click to continue reading