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New Bill Would Extend EHR Incentive Payments to Physician Assistants

New Bill Would Extend EHR Incentive Payments to Physician Assistants

This week, Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.) introduced legislation (HR 2729) — called the Health IT Modernization for Underserved Communities Act — that would allow physician assistants who meet certain requirements to qualify for incentive payments under the meaningful use program, Modern Healthcare reports. Under the 2009 federal economic stimulus package, health care providers who demonstrate meaningful… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Summit Medical Resources from Louisville, KY to the AMS client community. Summit Medical previously used one of our existing AMS clients to do the billing for them. The practice has since then become more independent and wanted to bring the billing on site and have the option to do electronic… Read more →

How a Solo Physician Aced Stage 1 Meaningful Use

How a Solo Physician Aced Stage 1 Meaningful Use

Mention “Stage 1” and most physicians will think you’re talking about the initial phases of a disease or a medical condition such as cancer.  A few might think of a rocket launching into space. But Stage 1 also refers to a portion of the so-called meaningful use requirements for electronic medical records, which providers must meet in order to qualify… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Texas Hills Vascular Specialists from Fredricksburg, TX to the AMS client community. The physician at Texas Hills Vascular previously logged into the AMS software remotely. The software was owned by a local hospital. Recently the practice was purchased by a larger vascular surgery clinic and the physician was offered the… Read more →

EHR Incentives Flow to Providers

EHR Incentives Flow to Providers

Hundreds of hospitals and health-care providers have received about $400 million in Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments this year as part of a government strategy designed to encourage use of electronic health records, a federal health official says. Medicare payments have gone to 100 hospitals and 2,383 health-care professionals who have achieved “meaningful use” of their EHRs, said Robert Tagalicod,… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of WTAMU Health Partners from Amarillo, TX to the AMS client community. WTAMU Health Partners came to AMS through our rewarding referral program. After sitting through a personalized, online web demonstration, the clinic was thoroughly impressed with the capabilities of the entire system. They found the customizable templates for encounter notes… Read more →

Meaningful Use Payment Volume Steadily Increasing

Meaningful Use Payment Volume Steadily Increasing

Preliminary data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services show attestations and payments for Meaningful Use of electronic health records, while off to a slow start, are starting to increase in volume. Through July 31, 2,383 physicians and other eligible professionals had attested to meeting Meaningful Use requirements under the Medicare program, and 1,078 had received incentive payments, according… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Fischer, MD from Carson City, NV to the AMS client community. This practice saw the efficiency and integration of our software fully implemented in another local office. They wanted to know if their office could achieve the same level of implementation and success. The practice already using AMS then… Read more →

The Era of Electronic Medical Records

The Era of Electronic Medical Records

Twenty years ago the influential Institute of Medicine began prodding the medical community to embrace electronic medical records. EMRs would make healthcare better, safer, and more efficient, argued the IOM, if every person’s complete medical history was stored on computers linked up across the country. Clinicians anywhere could view a patient’s every blood test, hospital stay, and X-ray; smart software… Read more →

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