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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.

A Message from AZCOMP Regarding COVID-19

As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to expand and news continues to develop, many organizations are considering plans should employees be unable to travel to work.

We at AZCOMP stand by ready and willing to assist. We are mobilizing to serve our customers and fellow businesses. There are various tools available that make working remotely secure and relatively easy to setup. AZCOMP can consult with you on what might work best for your business, to be successful and work off-site.

Our purpose is to empower our customers and we take this very seriously. We will have technical resources on standby should you have questions. We are ready to help and assist any way we can in these times of uncertainty.

If you need anything, give us a call and we’ll see what we can do to help.

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/

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!

Important Information: NCPDP SCRIPT Standard v2017071

We strive to consistently provide regulatory compliant applications prior to the deadlines to ensure you are prepared.

As a reminder, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has mandated 1/1/2020 as the compliance date for the adoption of NCPDP SCRIPT Standard v2017071. Surescripts support of older prescribing versions within EHR’s until 12/1/2020 is intended to support any necessary remediation and is not an extension to compliance.

These regulatory changes apply to any prescriber providing care to Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D patients.

The versions listed below are compliant with the NCPDP script standard: Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical, or LytecMD 11.2.1 or higher. As of this date, the information provided by our prescribing partners indicates that your current technology version will allow electronic prescriptions to process after January 1, 2020. ONC has not released their final rule therefore, this information is subject to change.

For additional information regarding the regulatory implementation timelines, overviews, and Surescripts remediation deadlines, please refer to the links below. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your Medicare representative.

AZCOMP Technologies – the #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 or Lytec, we can help you. AZCOMP can help with sales, training, coaching, installation, support, EHR, add-on tools such as the Medisoft & Lytec preferred clearinghouse, 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/

Be sure to call us at (480) 730-3055 for all your Medisoft, Lytec and healthcare technology needs

How to use AR Tracker in Medisoft

Are you one of the billers who is still printing out your aging reports to work your Accounts Receivable?

If you are still printing your AR Reports on paper, I’m sure you can relate to how chaotic the process is. Let’s run through this for a minute:

  • You spend too much time trying to organize how to tackle the data
  • Your data is outdated as soon as you print it
  • Printing on paper is difficult to systematize
  • You’re not able to properly distribute, assign or track your tasks
  • There are too many inefficiencies trying to decipher the data
  • There is too much back and forth between paper and your Medisoft program

Does this all sound familiar?

If you are looking for an easier way to do this, it’s called the AR Tracker. This is an interactive aging tool that is built directly into your Medisoft. The below introductory video will show you how to use this new feature, and why we think this is going to be the most valuable tool you will use in the billing process.

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!

Lytec Version 2020 Mobile App Upgrade

Lytec’s Mobile App just got a HUGE Upgrade in Lytec 2020!

One of the biggest features highlighted in Lytec’s newest version 2020, are the multiple mobile app enhancements. With these updates on both the back-end developments and numerous other new feature capabilities, these new features will enhance the utility of Mobile. But, don’t miss out on this limited time to upgrade at a discounted rate, because these most of these new features are only available with the newest upgrade. Remember, when you upgrade to Lytec 2020, your newer mobile version will have the most-recent mobile operating system, making it easier for you to make sure all areas of your system are updated and data never resides on the mobile device so your data is totally secure. With the new upgrade, Installation of Lytec Mobile is not easier than ever – no more opening hundreds of Ports or adjusting firewall settings.

If these features weren’t a big deal enough for you to upgrade to Lytec 2020, check out even more features with Lytec Mobile App in Lytec 2020:

  • Select a Case at time of creating charges in Superbill *
  • Select a Case from the review charges page *
  • Select a Case at time of creating Appointment *
  • Pull Diagnosis from the Lytec Permanent Diagnosis and display on patient preview area (patient card) *
  • Patient’s Permanent Diagnosis displayed on new superbill creation *
  • Add ability to edit an existing single appointment *
  • Add ability to delete an existing single appointment *
  • Display a breakdown of the individual patient’s remainder balances which comprise the Guarantor balance.  Currently only show the total Guarantor balance *
  • View additional Insurance information on patient card, including policy information *
  • Add middle initial to all patient names on charge pages, search patient results and new appointments for more accurate identification
  • Add Facility Code to Description display for easier and accurate Facility choice
  • Save Mobile templates, intake forms, custom medical history questionnaire, and superbills in user-customized folder locations for more privacy and separation for customers in a hosted configurations (March 2020) *

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 (480) 730-3055 for all your Lytec and healthcare technology needs.

Lytec 2020 Pre-Release Sale

Hot off the press, Lytec 2020 Pre-Release sale is going on right now!

Our pre-release sale of Lytec 2020 in here. These discounts are too good, we couldn’t wait to tell you. Effectively immediately, the Lytec 2020 pre-release sale is happening for a limited time only. Right now, when you upgrade Lytec to the newest version 2020, from version 2018 or prior, you could get up to a 40% discount. You’ll get access to the current version 2019 right away, and when version 2020 if officially released, we’ll send it to you. It’s just that simple.

Details of Lytec’s Pre-Release Sale

Lytec includes some amazing new features that will help optimize your business to be more efficient and profitable. This is the best price you’re ever going to see for Lytec 2020 and it’s only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out! When you purchase Lytec 2020 prior to September 13th, you can receive it for up to 40% off. Here is how the sale breaks down:

  • If you are currently on Version 2018, you will receive 30% off during the sale. Your 2-version upgrade is always the most affordable compared to any other upgrade price. Call our office to talk to an account representative about specific pricing for your model (Single User, Professional or Client Server, etc.)
  • If you are currently on Version 2017 or older, you will receive 40% off during the sale. Your 3-version upgrade price is more expensive than the 2-version upgrade, but you’ll get a little better discount during the sale – 40% off!

Immediately, you will get the current version 2019 of Lytec. When Lytec 2020 is released, early next year, we will send it your way! Simple as that. But act fast, this sale is only going on until September 13th!

Lytec – Powerful, Trusted, Affordable Practice Management

What Is Included With Lytec 2019 & 2020?

If you would like to know what features are available now in Lytec 2019, click on over to our website where we have all the details laid out for you. If you’re interested in the slated details of the new Lytec 2020, check out this pre-release flyer.

This latest release of Lytec is more powerful and useful than ever before. Right now, Lytec 2019 will help your practice become more efficient and productive allowing your practice to collect more and with less effort.

Here are some of the features you can access right now with Lytec 2019:

  • New move credits workflow to eliminate manual tasks and risk
  • Boost your bottom line with new patient engagement tool
  • Keep your staff productive and happy with customized appointment schedules
  • Never receive a timely filing denial again!
  • Reduce duplicated patient records
  • Streamline processes, save time with the AR Tracker refresh button
  • Get all your codes in one shot
  • More flexibility posting patient payments, no matter the method
  • Patient responsibility at your fingertips

Plus, if you’re on an older version, don’t forget about all the new features that were released in 2018 and other previous versions. You can get all the details here: Lytec 2019 Details Page.

Here are some of the new features with Lytec 2020:

  • Major Scanning Changes
  • Multiple Mobile App Enhancements
  • New Timely Filing and Appointment Date Filters in AR Tracker
  • Add Enhanced Eligibility Response Displays
  • New Patient Balance
  • Enhance Patient Connect
  • New Change Entry Messaging Capability
  • Defect Fixes

Not to mention all the updated features from Lytec 2019 and earlier.

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 (480) 730-3055 for all your Lytec and healthcare technology needs.

The Quick Way to Change Claims in Claims Management

Have you ever wanted to know how to make changes to claims in ‘Claims Management’ in bulk?

As you know, claims management is the place where you go to manage all of your claims. It is a common question for customers to ask us how to change the status of claims in bulk or in batches. Instead of going through and clicking each individual claim, you can change all of your claims in a matter of a couple clicks.

For example, let’s say a batch of claims were rejected and you need to resubmit the entire batch. Of course, before you can resend the claims, you will first need to change the status of each claims from ‘Sent’ back to a status of ‘Ready to Send’. This might be one example out of many where you would use this quick shortcut! You don’t need to spend time or effort editing each claim individually.

Check out this short tutorial video we’ve put together for you on how to save yourself time and get more done. Wait until you see how easy this is!

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!