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CMS Posts 2014 Clinical Quality Measures, E–Reporting Specifications

CMS Posts 2014 Clinical Quality Measures, E–Reporting Specifications

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the final 2014 clinical quality measures for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals, and the specifications for electronic reporting. Beginning in 2014, providers will need to report the new CQMs whether they are reporting in Stage 1 or Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program. Eligible professionals will report on nine of… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Allergy & Asthma Associated from Sherman, TX to the AMS client community. Allergy & Asthma Associated contacted AMS and scheduled a web presentation with a sales representative. They saw the complete AMS system including electronic medical records, appointment scheduling, billing and financial management, and the patient portal during their scheduled… Read more →

Top 5 Reasons Why ICD-10 is Nothing to Fear

Top 5 Reasons Why ICD-10 is Nothing to Fear

With all the changes happening in healthcare today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially about the ICD-10 transition. ICD-10 educator Rhonda Buckholtz discussed why the industry needs to calm down about ICD-10 so everyone can fully understand what really needs to happen and begin to prepare in earnest. “We’ve all heard horror stories about the ICD-10 implementation, and at a time… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Women’s Health of Butler County from El Dorado, KS to the AMS client community. Women’s Health of Butler County contacted AMS and sat through a personalized web demonstration of the entire AMS system with our sales representative. The practice discussed just how beneficial the customization of the AMS system and… Read more →

Meaningful Use of EHR Systems Starts with Meaningful Training

Meaningful Use of EHR Systems Starts with Meaningful Training

The adoption of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) requires time, money, and most importantly people. An ongoing debate among health information technology (IT) experts currently centers on the lack of available health IT professionals and training resources. Last week’s meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee Certification/Adoption Workforce focused on the challenge of providing eligible professionals and hospitals… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Wabash Friends Counseling Center from Wabash, IN to the AMS client community. Wabash Friends Counseling Center, like many other AMS clients, was referred to our software through the AMS Referral program. This program rewards individuals with 10% of the purchase cost (up to $1000) should a physician or practice that… Read more →

Put Your ICD-10 Transition in Fast-Forward

Put Your ICD-10 Transition in Fast-Forward

With the deadline for ICD-10 compliance now set for Oct. 1, 2014, it’s good to reflect back on why we as an industry are transitioning to ICD-10 in the first place. The greater specificity levels within clinical documentation will provide an improved understanding of health conditions and impact patient outcomes. ICD-10 will also provide more granular data for disease management… Read more →

More AMS Clients Receive “Meaningful Use” Stimulus Payment

Gaurang S. Pandya, MD of Porterville, CA has received his first “Meaningful Use” stimulus check! This further demonstrates the possibilities of the AMS system. Congratulations Dr. Pandya, you are an inspiration to physicians nationwide.

ONC Releases Second Wave of Draft Test Procedures for EHR Certification

ONC Releases Second Wave of Draft Test Procedures for EHR Certification

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has posted the second set of draft Test Procedures and applicable tools and test data files for the 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria. The Test Procedures, once finalized, will be used for testing and certifying EHR technology under the ONC HIT Certification program. The Test Procedures will be used by testing laboratories and… Read more →

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