Help With Browser Settings Within Practice Choice

Help With Browser Settings Within Practice Choice

In this post, we will show you the steps to follow after Practice Choice has been updated or a problem occurs when logging into your Practice Choice system.

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Practice Choice – Post Update Tips and Tricks

What To Do After A McKesson Practice Choice Update

After a Practice Choice update, it is best to clear your internet browser cache for optimum performance.

Here are the steps to accomplish this in Internet Explorer.

  1. Select the tool gear wheel icon on the Internet Explorer (IE) window menu in the upper tight hand corner of the window.
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  2. Select “Internet Options”.
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  3. Under the General Tab, select the “Delete” button under the “Browsing History” section.
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  4. Once you select Delete, a new window will pop up giving you options on what you want to delete.
    1. Make sure the boxes are checked for the following items:
      1. Temporary Internet Files
      2. Cookies
      3. History
    2. Make sure that this box is UNCHECKED
      1. Preserve Favorite Website Data
    3. Then click the “Delete” button at the bottom of the window.
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  5. Now you will see the Internet Tools window again. Click on the “Settings” button under the “Browsing History section.
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  6. Now click on the “View Files” button at the bottom of the window.
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  7. A new window will pop up showing you the files stored in your browsing history. If the window is blank, then you have properly deleted all of your temporary internet files. If there are any files shown, then select them and delete them.
  8. Last step. Close your Internet Explorer browser window. Then, re-open Internet Explorer and go to the McKesson Practice Choice Login page and log back into your Practice Choice application.


 

An exception has occurred. Your browser must be restarted. For more information, please contact your support representative.”

Here are the steps to allowing them to get into Practice Choice:
 (these are computer specific)

1. Select Tools at the top of your browser (IE 8) or the Cog icon in the upper right of your browser (IE 9) and then select Internet Options
2. On the options screen, select the Delete button in the browsing history section
3. On the next window, select the following options:
Make sure that the “Preserve the website data” box is UNCHECKED
Temporary internet files
Cookies
History
4. Select DELETE to clear out these files
5. Also, to ensure that all of the proper files have been deleted, please select “Settings” on the browsing history sections
6. Click on view files on this window
7. All of the remaining temporary files will then be displayed. Then, do the keystroke combination of CTRL + A to select all of these files.
8. Either select File/Delete at the top left of your window or just simply select the Delete key on your computer’s keyboard. This will ensure that
all temporary files have been removed from the offending computer.
9. Close all open internet browser sessions.
10. Reopen your Practice Choice Org in a new browser window.

Meaningful Use in 2016

Don’t miss out on what’s happening in 2016 with Meaningful Use!

Providers that wait until 2016 to review what they need to be doing for meaningful use in 2016 may miss the mark!

Remember that unless you are in your first year of participating in the EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use), providers will be required to attest for the entire calendar year of 2016. Since there are certain measures that require providers to attest that the functionality was enabled the entire reporting period, there is a high risk to missing the mark. It’s all or none when it comes to meaningful use, therefore we are encouraging providers to take time to review the changes and make sure you are on track well before January 1st. Providers that wait may find it is too late!

Get Started before January 1st!

A great resource to review is this recently released overview document of what has changed in the program and what is REQUIRED in 2016:

Providers are also encouraged to keep supporting documentation at the beginning of the reporting period (January 1st) for yes/no attestation measures, for more information review the Supporting Documentation for Audit Tipsheet from CMS.

Tell me more…

Let us help you along the way. We have many resources available on our blog to help answer questions about the EHR Incentive Program and Meaningful Use. Click here to find previous articles.

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Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the Medicare/Medicaid programs are constantly changing, and it is the sole responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of  program requirements by consulting the authorities and documentation found directly at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html

New Meaningful Use Guide for 2015

New Meaningful Use Guide for 2015

This notice is intended for McKesson Practice Choice Users participating in the EHR Incentive Program.

In response to the recent changes to the Meaningful Use Program (Modified Stage 2), McKesson has released a 2015 Meaningful Use Attestation Guide. This guide is intended to be a companion to information on CMS site as well as details in McKesson Practice Choice’s online Help for past reporting years.

Here’s a preview of what will be discussed in this guide:

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You can access the guide by Clicking Here.

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Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the Medicare/Medicaid programs are constantly changing, and it is the sole responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of  program requirements by consulting the authorities and documentation found directly at http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html

Meaningful Use 2015 Final Rule Webinar Replay

Meaningful Use: What you need to know about the CMS Final Rule Changes from October 16, 2015.

In mid October, CMS created a new Final Rule to update a portion of the EHR Incentive Program.

We held a webinar on October 29, 2015 to address the changes and show how this impacts your practice if you plan to attest for Meaningful Use.

Need Meaningful Use Help?

If you need additional help, call our office to schedule some time with one of our EHR trainers and we’ll help you make it through. Call us at (888) 799-4777.

Watch The Webinar Replay Here:

It’s a long one, so block out some time to review and grab some popcorn, Redvines, and any other snacks for the show…

Read the full text of the Final Rule as published on the Federal Register website.

Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the EHR Incentive program is constantly changing, and it is the responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of the EHR Incentive program requirements.

Meaningful Use 2015 Final Rule Webinar

Meaningful Use: What you need to know about the CMS Final Rule Changes from October 16, 2015.

This webinar was held on October 29, 2015. To watch the recording of the webinar, click here.

Join us for a live webinar hosted by AZCOMP’s EMR and Meaningful Use expert Loree Olsen.

When: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:00AM Pacific

The webinar will last approximately 60 minutes with a Q&A period.

What: Electronic Health Records Incentive Program – Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015-2017

On October 16, 2015, a final rule was published in the Federal Register that changes meaningful use Stage 1 and Stage 2 as we know it. In this webinar we will focus on what you need to know in order to report for 2015.

What we will cover:

  • The adjustment to the reporting period
  • The new outline of objectives
  • Alternate measures and exclusions
  • How these changes impact your practice and workflow

This is a great opportunity to do a self-check to ensure your practice is on track to successfully attest for 2015!

Register for the webinar!

Registration is required, and the webinar is FREE!

 

AZCOMP Technologies, along with McKesson is committed to providing the resources you need to get educated, to avoid penalties, and to earn your EHR incentives.

Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the EHR Incentive program is constantly changing, and it is the responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of the EHR Incentive program requirements.

Updated Stage 2 Summary of Care FAQ Provides Guidance on Measure #3

Updated Information on Measure #3 for Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Programs

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified us of updated information regarding Meaningful Use Stage 2. We understand that this is a concern for many of our providers so we want you to be aware of this latest announcement (read below for the announcement).

In addition to this accouncement, please be aware that we are all still waiting for the final rule on the proposed changes to Meaningful Use Stage 2 that was published April 15, 2015. The public comment period for the proposed changes closed on June 15, 2015 and we are still waiting for the final rule to be published. You can view the summary CMS posted to their website here.

We will continue to keep everyone up to date when we receive any announcements or changes to meaningful use.

Discontinuation of NIST EHR-Randomizer Application; Effective July 1

To keep you updated with information on the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, CMS has recently updated an FAQ about Stage 2 Summary of Care objective. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few minutes to review the new information below.

Question: When reporting on the Summary of Care objective in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program, how can eligible professionals and eligible hospitals meet measure 3 if they are unable to complete a test with the CMS designated test EHR (Randomizer)?

Answer: CMS is aware of difficulties related to systems issues that eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) are having in use of the CMS Designated Test EHRs (NIST EHR-Randomizer Application) to meet measure 3 of the Stage 2 Summary of Care objective, therefore, we will be discontinuing this option effective July 1, 2015.

Providers may still meet the Stage 2 Summary of Care objective measure #3 by using one of the following actions:

  1. Exchange a summary of care with a provider or third party who has a different CEHRT as the sending provider as part of the 10% threshold for measure #2 (allowing the provider to meet the criteria for measure #3 without the CMS Designated Test EHR). This exchange may be conducted outside of the EHR reporting period timeframe, but must take place no earlier than the start of the year and no later than the end of the EHR reporting year or the attestation date, whichever occurs first.
  2. If providers do not exchange summary of care documents with recipients using a different CEHRT in common practice, they may retain documentation on their circumstances and attest “Yes” to meeting measure #3 if they have and are using a certified EHR which meets the standards required to send a CCDA (170.202).

For more information, visit the frequently asked questions page on the CMS website.

Have questions? Be sure to ask them in the comments below.

Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the EHR Incentive program is constantly changing, and it is the responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of the EHR Incentive program requirements.

2016 EHR Hardship Exception Applications Due

News Updates From CMS: Medicare Eligible Professionals –  To Avoid 2016 Medicare Payment Adjustments, Take Action by July 1

This information was sent to us in an email from CMS dated May 14, 2015.

Payment adjustments for eligible professionals that did not successfully participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014 will begin on January 1, 2016. Medicare eligible professionals can avoid the 2016 payment adjustment by taking action by July 1 and applying for a 2016 hardship exception.

The hardship exception applications and instructions for an individual and for multiple Medicare eligible professionals are available on the EHR Incentive Programs website, and outline the specific types of circumstances that CMS considers to be barriers to achieving meaningful use, and how to apply.

To file a hardship exception, you must:

  • Show proof of a circumstance beyond your control.
  • Explicitly outline how the circumstance significantly impaired your ability to meet meaningful use.

Supporting documentation must also be provided for certain hardship exception categories. CMS will review applications to determine whether or not a hardship exception should be granted.

You do not need to submit a hardship application if you:

  • are a newly practicing eligible professional
  • are hospital-based: a provider is considered hospital-based if he or she provides more than 90% of their covered professional services in either an inpatient (Place of Service 21) or emergency department (Place of Service 23), and certain observation services using Place of Service 22; or
  • Eligible professionals with certain PECOS specialties (05-Anesthesiology, 22-Pathology, 30-Diagnostic Radiology, 36-Nuclear Medicine, 94-Interventional Radiology)

CMS will use Medicare data to determine your eligibility to be automatically granted a hardship exception.

Apply by July 1

As a reminder, the application must be submitted electronically or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on July 1, 2015 to be considered.

If approved, the exception is valid for the 2016 payment adjustment only. If you intend to claim a hardship exception for a subsequent payment adjustment year, a new application must be submitted for the appropriate year.

In addition, providers who are not considered eligible professionals under the Medicare program are not subject to payment adjustments and do not need to submit an application. Those types of providers include:

  • Medicaid only
  • No claims to Medicare
  • Hospital-based

Want more information about the EHR Incentive Programs?
Visit the EHR Incentive Programs website for the latest news and updates on the programs.

Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the Medicare program is constantly changing, and it is the responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of the Medicare program requirements.

1.5% Penality Coming to Physicians Who Do Not Comply in 2013!

It is not too late to avoid the 1.5% Medicare payment REDUCTION in 2015 and receive a .5% BONUS for participating in PQRS in 2013.

According to CMS, “To avoid the 2015 PQRS payment adjustment, individual EPs and group practices participating in the PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) will have to satisfactorily report data on quality measures for covered professionals services provided in 2013. Reporting during the 2013 PQRS program year will be used to determine whether a PQRS payment adjustment applies in 2015.” http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/Payment-Adjustment-Information.html

Who does this effect?

“Eligible Professionals” (EPs) are those who submit claims to Medicare carriers and are paid under or based on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) For a full list of EPs click here

What are the reporting requirements?

Reporting requirements vary depending on which reporting mechanism you choose. The 2013 PQRS program includes a total of 259 quality measures, 51 of which are EHR-based measures. EPs must report at least three individual measures or one measures group. For more information visit the How to Get Started page at cms.gov

How do I report PQRS Data?

There are three methods that can be used for reporting PQRS Data:

  1. Claims-Based Reporting
  2. Registry Reporting
  3. EHR Reporting (Direct or through a Data Submission Vendor)

Am I too late to participate for 2013?

NO! While Claims-Based reporting requires you to report on claims for the full 12 months of 2013 and does not allow rebilling of claims to add on PQRS information, both Registry Reporting and EHR Reporting are done in one single report after year end. (Deadline for EHR Reporting is February 28, 2014, however data submission vendors may require an earlier deadline in order to give them ample time to submit to CMS on your behalf.)

What do we recommend?

Claims based reporting can be an overwhelming and cumbersome task for the entire office. For users that are already on Medisoft Clinical or LytecMD you are one step ahead! In many cases we can offer you a nearly hands-off solution. With our AZCOMP Analytics web-based program we can do a quick installation that connects your data to an online reporting tool where you can track and monitor the measures that you will be reporting. AZCOMP Analytics includes a total of 6 measures of your choosing giving you breathing room to make sure that you achieve the required benchmarks on at least three.

Data is uploaded automatically every night making the reports near real-time. There is minimal amount of training involved and our solution takes care of the actual submission to CMS for you! Best of all you will now have eyes on your patient population with the ability to drill down and see which specific patients are falling below benchmarks so you can concentrate on providing the BEST care!

What does one of your peers have to say about AZCOMP Analytics?

Our purpose at AZCOMP is to “Empower small practices to provide the BEST care.” Your patients are our mothers and fathers, our spouses and children, our siblings, friends and neighbors- we all depending on you! It’s our job to provide you the tools you need to empower you to make the best and most informed decisions for them, which is why we were ecstatic to hear Dr. Robert J. Bloomberg’s response after helping him implement AZCOMP Analytics in his office:

“Beyond the reporting (PQRS), what interested me in this program is we wanted to use it as a dynamic measure of how we are doing our job. The whole idea is we are trying to transition from patient management to population management and that is exactly what this does. Beyond getting mired in the details of a particular patient we want a global look at how we are looking after our patients with particular parameters or illness or disease, so this is exactly what we wanted!

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It is really quite outstanding! It’s web based so I can access it from anywhere. I can sort, filter, and export patient lists, including the lab or vitals data and it generates a “to-do” list of patients we need to concentrate on. We can have meetings and start to see how we are doing and decide what to do as a practice to improve our numbers. It’s really going to help us. I always like to ask myself “Is this going to improve the way we practice medicine?” I’ve been looking for a way to manage our population and this program will definitely do that!Patient Drill Down

Beyond just basic processing or collating the data, this actually pulls it to a population level that really makes Medisoft Clinical (EMR) immensely valuable!”

Robert J. Bloomberg, M.D
Tempe, AZGeneric Video

Disclaimer: AZCOMP Technologies, Inc, (AZCOMP) is providing this material as an informational reference for eligible professionals. Although every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information within these pages at the time of posting, the Medicare program is constantly changing, and it is the responsibility of each provider to remain abreast of the Medicare program requirements.

McKesson Practice Choice EMR Implementation & Training

McKesson Practice Choice EMR Implementation & Training

Implementing EMR has never been easier or quicker thanks to Practice Choice. This EMR & PM Software is so intuitive and easy to use- you’ll love how quickly you’re up and running on this system.

For a Limited Time Only- Absolutely FREE Implementation & Training on Practice Choice EMR! Why pay $4,100 when you can get it for FREE??? Call 888-799-4777 for Details.

Practice Choice Implementation & Training Hours and Prices:

Quoted per Provider based on Subscription Package Selected

  • Standard Package 1st Provider, 24 Hours- $4,100
  • Connect Package 1st Provider, 26 Hours- $4,400
  • Premium Package 1st Provider, 28 Hours- $4,700
  • Additional Provider any Package, 8 Hours- $1,450

All Training & Implementation Packages are currently FREE! Limited Licenses Available. Call 888-799-4777 For More Information.

The implementation for Practice Choice is all done remotely via Microsoft Live Meeting or McKesson’s support portal. Also, during the implementation, practices will have access to online training videos.