Eyefinity Blog | July 2, 2014
Engage your Patients
Your most important marketing tool just got better. See how eWebExtra™, your Eyefinity® website solution, integrates seamlessly with OfficeMate® v10+ to make you more available to your customers.
Patients want the ability to view appointment times and schedule appointments directly from your website. And the best part is that you can now accept these appointments with just a click. OfficeMate automatically captures and pre-populates all of your patient’s data without any additional work for you.
Eyefinity Blog | June 25, 2014
The Core of the Matter
How has your meaningful use experience been so far? Hopefully you’ve been breezing through it, but even so, you probably still have questions and would benefit from some interpretation along the way.
Recently, we tackled Core Measure 17 (CM17), voted the most challenging measure for ECPs*, so let’s address Core Measure 7 (CM7), which relates closely to CM17.
Eyefinity Blog | June 23, 2014
Success Made Simple – Attestation for Meaningful Use
Meaningful use is here for the duration. Whether or not you choose to participate, it’s important to keep the goal of meaningful use in mind–to deliver better patient care. How? By encouraging patients to be involved in their own care, moving to uniform documentation, and transparent patient history. Documentation will be readily available and relevant throughout the patient’s life. In the long run, this will provide patients with more consistent and cohesive care. So let’s consider the basics leading to a successful attestation in meaningful use.
Eyefinity Blog | June 19, 2014
Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) This Week
Make your business stand out.
Take advantage of search engine optimization (SEO) to increase your website’s rank, leading to increased traffic to your site.
All major search engines have search results, and web sites rank based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. SEO is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un paid search results.
Here are three simple things to do this week to improve your SEO.
Customer Support | June 18, 2014
OfficeMate v11.1.9 Service Pack 1
Download the service pack update (SP1) for OfficeMate V11.1.9 prior to beginning your next meaningful use demonstration period.
The top benefits of SP1 include:
- Improved experience for meaningful use reporting and audit workflow
- Additional meaningful use Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) options
OfficeMate/ExamWRITER V11.1.9 is an ONC 2014 certified complete EHR and is qualified to attest for meaningful use Stages 1 and 2.
Eyefinity Blog | June 9, 2014
3 Easy Ways to Improve Patient Reviews
When prospective patients see that you have a negative review, they don't usually pay attention to why—even though it's often unrelated to the care they received. Improve your patient's experience with some quick fixes for patient satisfaction.
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Eyefinity Blog | June 5, 2014
Enhancing the Patient Experience – Is EHR Really Necessary?
There’s a lot of noise and disagreement about electronic health records (EHR) right now. For some it may seem like there is no end in sight. For others, this is not as big a deal as some are making it out to be.
Read the four key things that a certified EHR can help you do to improve your business and enhance patient care.
Read full article republished with permission from Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News.
Eyefinity Blog | June 4, 2014
Use Your Website to Increase and Retain Your Customer Base
Have you thought about which features of your website are the most attractive to your patients? Having a website provides your practice with the most effective way to be available to your clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Eyefinity Blog | June 2, 2014
Three Things About Meaningful Use That Will Affect Your Practice
Do you know the three conditions that will make a difference on how meaningful use benefits your practice and your patients? Read more in this article by Steve Baker, president of Eyefinity.
Eyefinity Blog | May 29, 2014
Meaningful Use Delays Proposed
CMS proposed changes to meaningful use program.
Still have concerns about your ability to meet the requirements to attest for meaningful use? The CMS has stepped in with a proposal to give health care providers a little more time. But before you start the celebration, remember this is simply a proposed change, and if approved, will not be in effect until August at the earliest.
Read more on Eyefinity's blog.
Eyefinity Blog | May 23, 2014
Patients And Patience: Will Quality Of Care Suffer Because Providers Miss The Point Of Meaningful Use?
Planning and thinking about the future are critical to applying EHRs in a truly meaningful way – a goal that must be achieved to build the most interactive and patient-driven healthcare system in the world. Read more in this article by Eyefinity president, Steve Baker.
Eyefinity Blog | May 9, 2014
MU Core Measures Challenging You?
Running into issues with Meaningful Use (MU)?
You’re not alone! Social media is filled with comments and questions from EPs – just like yourself – who are knee-deep in Meaningful Use core measure challenges.
We’ve heard from many doctors that the most challenging core measure in MU Stage 2 is Measure 17. Let’s examine it more closely.
Eyefinity Blog | March 31, 2014
ICD-10 Delay Bill One Step Closer
BREAKING NEWS, APRIL 1, 2014:
H.R. 4302 was passed by both the House and Senate in March 2014, and was signed into law by President Obama April 1, 2014. H.R. 4302 delays the requirement of ICD-10 codes until October 1, 2015.
It’s been a hot topic for weeks, and has been passed in both the House and Senate. H.R. 4302, which delays the mandatory change to ICD-10 codes, has been passed by both the House and the Senate, and the only remaining step to pass this into law rests with President Obama signing off on this bill. What does this mean to you? Functionally, this means that the transition to ICD-10 codes would not be required – or accepted – until October 1, 2015 at the earliest. The passing of the bill also prevents the 24 percent reduction in reimbursement by Medicare that would have gone into effect March 31, 2014.
It’s important to remember that the transition to ICD-10 is not off the table permanently. The passing of this bill provides a one year reprieve, but doctors will still be faced with a transition to ICD-10 coding on October 1, 2015.
EHRs are the answer to address ICD-10. Eyefinity strongly recommends that practices continue preparing for the ICD-10 transition. We are committed to providing you with a quality solution to help you seamlessly convert to the new codes. See how Eyefinity EHR can help you easily make the switch. Request a demo today.
Eyefinity Blog | March 19, 2014
New CMS 1500 Form Hits April 1
If you haven’t already, make sure you highlight April 1st on your office calendar. This is the day you must be using the new CMS 1500 (02/12) form. There are a number of updates to this form, but two of the main changes include:
- The new form has 12 spots for the new ICD-10 codes, which will be required October 1.
- Pointers change from numbers to letters on the new form to also coincide with the new ICD-10 codes.
Go to Eyefinity’s CMS 1500 Form Resource Page for directions to upgrade your products.