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Per multiple requests from our users and colleagues, we are pleased to invite you to an encore session of our Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) webinar.

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This is a repeat of the November 18, 2015 working session, and details are below.

Webinar: Chronic Care Management - Let's just do it...
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 5pm EDT

The new Medicare chronic care management (CCM) service - CPT 99490 - has been portrayed as a difficult and complex task, perhaps too difficult and complex to bother...

We beg to differ...

Join us for a working session where we build a step-by-step, detailed plan for you to bill for services you already provide for free....

This webinar is suitable for all practices, but is especially important for:

  • Small primary care practices
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHC)*
  • Community health centers (FQHC)*

* RHC and FQHC can bill for Medicare CCM starting January 1st 2016

The webinar is FREE and open to the public. Register today, and feel free to forward to colleagues who may benefit.

Thank you, and we hope you can join us for an informal session chockfull of useful advice and information for your practice.

Immunizations 411 Webinar - Recommended Vaccinations for the High Risk Adult Patient

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:00 pm CST

This presentation will focus on vaccinations that are recommended for adults who have medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, immunosuppressive disorders, and cancer as well as other medical conditions that make adults more susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases and which vaccines are indicated with the population.

Presenter: David Kim, M.D., Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunizations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

To join: https://mohealth.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=mohealth

EHR Incentive Programs: Where We Go Next (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

As we mentioned in a speech last week, the Administration is working on an important transition for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. We have been working side by side with physician organizations and have listened to the needs and concerns of many about how... (more)

CMS to End Meaningful Use in 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will be ending the "meaningful use" EHR Incentive Program in 2016.

The announcement-delivered by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt in a speech at a J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday-follows months of requests from physician and other health stakeholder groups to slow the program down and loosen its requirements.

CMS had announced stage 3 meaningful use guidelines in October which followed a series of proposed changes to the program, including payment adjustments and the creation of hardship exemptions.

In remarks at the J.P. Morgan conference and on Twitter, Slavitt said further specifics on exactly what will replace meaningful use will be forthcoming, though it will be tied to the implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and include streamlining various quality reporting programs.

What remains to be seen, however, is whether CMS will still penalize eligible providers for not meeting stage 1 meaningful use requirements, or whether eligible providers should even bother continuing to track their progress on the meaningful use measures for reporting this year. Albright declined to respond to those questions at press time.

CMS seeks public comment on HIT and EHR products

Hardship Exemption from 2015 Meaningful Use Penalties

CMS Releases Final Meaningful Use Program Rules


eHealth Initiative Webinar: November 19, 2015

Recent efforts to transform the healthcare system emphasize the vital role of patients in improving the costs and quality of care. Patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other innovative delivery models strive to place patients at the center of their care by focusing on shared decision-making, goal setting, preventative health, and self-management. To support these objectives, healthcare providers are embracing a host of innovative tools aimed at keeping patients informed and engaged about their health. Read more »

CHITREC Chicago Webinar: November 4, 2015


When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Register for this event: https://chitrecevents.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=chitre...
Twitter: @CHITREC Read more »

Webinar: Chronic Care Management - Nov. 19, 2015

Join us for a working session where we build a step-by-step, detailed plan for you to bill for services you already provide for free, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 - 5pm EDT...

This webinar is suitable for all practices, but is especially important for:

  • Small primary care practices
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHC)*
  • Community health centers (FQHC)*

* RHC and FQHC should be able to bill for Medicare CCM starting January 1st 2016 Read more »

Upcoming Webinar: NCQA PCMH 2014 Renewals, 9/9/2015

Join Biz Med on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 5:00 pm, Eastern for an informal session to review your options, answer common questions, and make informed decisions.

  • Why should I think about this now?
  • Should I bother with renewal?
  • What are my renewal options?
  • How should I prepare?
  • Is there anything I need to do now?
  • What's my best option?

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EHR Success Stories

Here's a recap of some of the highlights in 2015! Read a holiday message from MU Health CEO & COO Mitch Wasden:

The devastating tornado that swept through Joplin, Missouri on May 22 completely destroyed a number of physician offices, including that of Tracy Godfrey, MD, a Family Practitioner with the Family Health Center of Joplin. But thanks to electronic health records, Godfrey had access to all of her patients' information, and in less than three days after the catastrophe, the practice was able to reopen its doors at a temporary location. More EHR Success Stories