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The Complete Guide to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Whether you are just beginning or have been participating in MIPS for years, this information will be helpful for you!

AZCOMP is dedicated to providing you with useful and relevant information relating to your business, not just amidst the current novel Coronavirus pandemic. We recently hosted a webinar where we discussed everything you need to know about the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS).

With the pandemic, as well as the changes and challenges the healthcare industry has faced in 2020, many practices are left wondering what to do with MIPS. Many of our clients have expressed concern over the risk of receiving a penalty as high as 9%, and others are looking to take advantage of the increased incentives this year. Therefore, it’s important to take a moment to decide where you stand and if any action needs to be taken to meet your MIPS goals. In this webinar, we discuss the options available for eligible providers, and the flexibility CMS has implemented to help providers.

Maggie Delcamp, RN, AZCOMP’s own EHR Specialist and MIPS Consultant, hosted a webinar including:

  • MIPS in a Minute Overview
  • Potential Financial Impact
  • 2019 Finalized Scores are In
  • Minimum Requirements for 2020
  • Hardship Application
  • MIPS Training & Assistance Available

Check out the video below!

Interested in more information found in this webinar?

The MIPS Webinar slide deck is now available: Check out the PDF by clicking here!

Additionally, we mentioned in the webinar that if you are a provider who would like to appoint staff as a representative, you can download the .ZIP file here and access a series of PDFs to walk you through the steps.

AZCOMP Technologies Disclaimer:

Disclaimer: Although AZCOMP Technologies, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that information regarding MIPS and other government programs are checked and accurate in both our documentation and training, the Medicare/Medicaid programs are constantly changing and individual providers may have unique circumstances that go beyond the typical guidelines laid out in the respective programs they are participating in. Therefore, it is the sole responsibility of each provider to study, interpret and remain abreast of the Medicare/Medicaid program requirements and deadlines, contacting program administrators directly as needed. Any documentation and training provided by AZCOMP Technologies, Inc. is based on our interpretation of the programs and certification rules published by the Department of Human Services and are subject to change. Information and training provided is “as is” and without any express or implied warranties. AZCOMP Technologies, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions, expressly disclaiming liability for damages of any kind arising out of the use of, reference to or reliance on any content provided. Using certified electronic health record (EHR) systems and other certified health IT to provide and attest to meaningful use is the sole responsibility of the eligible provider.

The latest MIPS regulations can be found on the CMS web site at https://qpp.cms.gov/

AZCOMP Technologies – the #1 eMDs reseller since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft & Lytec. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft & Lytec, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as preferred clearinghouses, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more Medisoft information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/

For more Lytec information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/lytec/

For more Telehealth information, visit out website here: http://www.azcomp.com/telehealth

Be sure to call us at (877) 959-8292 for all your network and healthcare technology needs.

The Complete Guide to Telehealth

The future arrived faster than any of us could have expected. At the beginning of the year, Telehealth capabilities for your practice was a competitive advantage. Now, it is a survival necessity.

AZCOMP is dedicated to providing you with useful and relevant information relating to your business, not just amidst the current novel Coronavirus pandemic. In response to a large number of calls we have received regarding Telehealth, we hosted a webinar where we discussed everything you need to know about Telehealth during this national emergency.

A group of expert panelists discussed the following:

  • Telehealth Waiver Due to COVID-19
  • Telehealth Options Including a Live Demonstration
  • Documentation Tips
  • Telehealth Billing Guidelines during the COVID-19 National Emergency
  • Collecting from Patients Remotely
  • Best Resources for Information

Check out the video below!

Interested in more information found in this webinar?

The Telehealth slide deck is now available: Check out the PDF by clicking here!

Additionally, we invite you check out our blog post: Telehealth Expansion, Billing, and Testing for COVID-19 for updated information, as we navigate through this time of uncertainty.

AZCOMP Technologies Disclaimer:

Although AZCOMP Technologies makes every effort to ensure that information regarding billing guidelines are checked and accurate in both our documentation and training, it should be understood that our expertise is in the software itself and not in billing practices. Therefore, it is the sole responsibility of the user to study, interpret and remain abreast of billing requirements and deadlines, contacting authoritative sources directly as needed. Any claims documentation and training provided by AZCOMP Technologies is based on our interpretation of the rules published by nucc.org and cms.gov and are subject to change. Information and training provided is “as is” and without any express or implied warranties. AZCOMP Technologies assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions, expressly disclaiming liability for damages of any kind arising out of the use of, reference to or reliance on any content provided.

AZCOMP Technologies – the #1 eMDs reseller since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft & Lytec. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft & Lytec, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as preferred clearinghouses, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more Medisoft information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/

For more Lytec information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/lytec/

For more Telehealth information, visit out website here: http://www.azcomp.com/telehealth

Be sure to call us at (877) 959-8292 for all your network and healthcare technology needs.

How to Copy Data from One Practice to Another

How do I get all of my information transferred over from one practice to another?

If you have recently created a new practice in your Medisoft program, most likely the items you use the most are: Diagnosis Codes or Insurance information. Since you would need this in a new practice, this is the easiest way in your Medisoft program to copy this data over from one practice to another.

If you need to add a new practice, and gather the information that is applicable from your previous practice to the new one, with just a few clicks, you can have that information instantly.

Check out the video now!

AZCOMP Technologies – the Number 1 eMDs reseller for Medisoft since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as the Medisoft preferred clearinghouse, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/

Medisoft

Get AZCOMP’s Help

If you are having any problem with Medisoft whatsoever, we can solve it for you. Also, if you’d like to get more out of Medisoft…meaning, if you’d like to take Medisoft to the next level and have it become a powerful tool for your practice, we can help you get there!

We can help with speeding up your electronic claims process and help you save time. We can help you streamline your patient statements process, and make it so your patients can pay you online while you sleep. We can set Medisoft up for you to automatically remind your patients of their appointments and confirm their attendance. We can help with more as well.

Please give us a call at (877) 671-7501 to talk to a Medisoft specialist and we’ll help you get the most out of Medisoft!

How to Inactivate and Reactivate Patients in Medisoft

Can’t seem to find a patient in your Medisoft program?

If a customer calls and tells us they cannot find a patient in their database, this is a good indication that patient was made inactive. Whether they were made inactive intentionally, or not, it is always helpful to know how to make that patients chart active again, or how to make old patients inactive.

In this video we will show you the steps you need to take in your Medisoft program to inactivate a patient, as well as reactivate a patient.

Check out the video now!

AZCOMP Technologies – the Number 1 eMDs reseller for Medisoft since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as the Medisoft preferred clearinghouse, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/

Medisoft

Get AZCOMP’s Help

If you are having any problem with Medisoft whatsoever, we can solve it for you. Also, if you’d like to get more out of Medisoft…meaning, if you’d like to take Medisoft to the next level and have it become a powerful tool for your practice, we can help you get there!

We can help with speeding up your electronic claims process and help you save time. We can help you streamline your patient statements process, and make it so your patients can pay you online while you sleep. We can set Medisoft up for you to automatically remind your patients of their appointments and confirm their attendance. We can help with more as well.

Please give us a call at (877) 671-7501 to talk to a Medisoft specialist and we’ll help you get the most out of Medisoft!

How to Check Your SQL Version in Lytec

On July 9, 2019, Microsoft ended all support for SQL Server 2008 R2 including security patches, updates, and technical assistance. This means if a security vulnerability is discovered, Microsoft WILL NOT release a patch to fix it.

Continuing to use systems that are no longer supported with security patches will put your organization at risk for data breaches. More importantly it violates HIPAA compliance requirements to protect devices against malicious software – opening your practice up to potential major fines.

IS YOUR SYSTEM AT RISK?

If you are using Lytec 2014 or older your system is at risk and needs to be upgraded immediately.

If you are using Lytec 2015 or newer your system may also be at risk. 2015 and newer versions shipped with MS SQL 2012. However, if your software was only upgraded there is a chance you are still using SQL Server 2008 R2 as your operating system.

Check out the new video we put together on how to check your SQL version in Lytec, to see if you might be at risk.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

Contact us today for a risk assessment. We can quickly check to see if your system is at risk. If you are, we will help you upgrade to a newer version of the software and to a compliant
operating system.

AZCOMP Technologies – Trusted By More Doctors Than Any Other Reseller

AZCOMP is the number 1 eMDs Reseller since 2005 because we offer a full suite of PHENOMENAL products, software and services. We can offer installations, support, coaching & training. We provide server based and cloud based EHR, clearinghouse services and even RCM services, credentialing and managed IT services. Whatever you need help with in regards to your technology at your practice, we can help you through it.

For more information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/lytec/

Be sure to call us at (877) 713-4379 for all your Lytec and healthcare technology needs.

Get AZCOMP’s Help

If you are having any problem with Lytec whatsoever, we can solve it for you. Also, if you’d like to get more out of Lytec…meaning, if you’d like to take Lytec to the next level and have it become a powerful tool for your practice, we can help you get there!

Please give us a call at (480) 730-3055 to talk to a Lytec specialist and we’ll help you get the most out of Lytec!

How to Set Up Color Coding in Medisoft

If you’re looking for better visibility for patient statuses, this is the right video for you.

We’ve received calls from our customers who are looking to be able to identify patients based on their status, whether this is if they are insured, paying with cash upon their appointment, or even if they have a bill that is past due. Medisoft v23 features a color coding option for you in the scheduler, to help easily check patient statuses.

This color coding system has full customization, to be able to set certain colors for different scenarios you may use or need in your office. Check out this video for how-to knowledge on color coding within your Medisoft Program.

AZCOMP Technologies – the Number 1 eMDs reseller for Medisoft since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as the Medisoft preferred clearinghouse, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/

Medisoft

Get AZCOMP’s Help

If you are having any problem with Medisoft whatsoever, we can solve it for you. Also, if you’d like to get more out of Medisoft…meaning, if you’d like to take Medisoft to the next level and have it become a powerful tool for your practice, we can help you get there!

We can help with speeding up your electronic claims process and help you save time. We can help you streamline your patient statements process, and make it so your patients can pay you online while you sleep. We can set Medisoft up for you to automatically remind your patients of their appointments and confirm their attendance. We can help with more as well.

Please give us a call at (877) 671-7501 to talk to a Medisoft specialist and we’ll help you get the most out of Medisoft!

Medisoft – How to Register Your Medisoft Software

First time buyer or upgrading? You’ve got to register your software.

Don’t leave it until the last minute. Registering your software is the first required step after you’ve installed Medisoft, or upgraded to the newest version.

Within your first 30 days of installing Medisoft, new or upgraded, you are required to register Medisoft. You can choose to click the ‘Register Later’ button, but we don’t recommend it because after 30 days, if you still have not registered your software, you will be locked out of the system.

If you have upgraded your software from a previous version, you are still required to register it within that 30 day time period. This registration process can be a source of frustration for some customers because they are given a registration number, but do not realize that they need to add their registration code for their upgrade as well. You might think you can get through all the steps, but if you’re missing this particular piece after upgrading, it can leave you feeling like you don’t know what you’re doing.

We created a video for you that takes you step by step. Check it out!

Watch the Medisoft Support Video

AZCOMP Technologies – the Number 1 eMDs reseller for Medisoft since 2005.

We are the ultimate source for all things Medisoft. Whatever your question or problem or need with Medisoft, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as the Medisoft preferred clearinghouse, or patient statements, patient payments, appointment reminders and more.

For more information, visit our website here: http://www.azcomp.com/medisoft/

Medisoft

Get AZCOMP’s Help

If you are having any problem with Medisoft whatsoever, we can solve it for you. Also, if you’d like to get more out of Medisoft…meaning, if you’d like to take Medisoft to the next level and have it become a powerful tool for your practice, we can help you get there!

We can help with speeding up your electronic claims process and help you save time. We can help you streamline your patient statements process, and make it so your patients can pay you online while you sleep. We can set Medisoft up for you to automatically remind your patients of their appointments and confirm their attendance. We can help with more as well.

Please give us a call at (877) 671-7501 to talk to a Medisoft specialist and we’ll help you get the most out of Medisoft!

 

How To Copy Data From One Practice To A New Practice in Lytec 2014

AZCOMP Support Video: In Lytec 2014 You Can Copy Data From One Practice To A New Practice

lytec tips and tricks

If you ever find yourself needing to create a new practice inside of Lytec 2014, you can easily convert your data in a few simple steps so you don’t have to copy all the data manually or begin from scratch. This will make it very easy for you to create new practices and it’s a great shortcut to use. In this video Robbie, one of our support gurus, will demonstrate this for you in less than 3 minutes.

 

Video: Copy Data From One Practice To Another In Lytec 2014