Posted on December 12, 2016 by mattcandau
Earlier this morning, Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine announced the recipients of the 2016 EyeVote Readers’ Choice Awards. Thanks for voting for us as your preferred Practice Management Software Company for the sixth consecutive year! Your support is awesome!
We’re also honored by your votes for us for the third year in a row as:
- Readers’ Choice, Practice Management Software Brand
- Readers’ Choice, Electronic Health Records Brand
We value your feedback and are committed to delivering you the best practice management and EHR solutions. Your support drives us to continue to improve and provide quality solutions for you every year.
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Posted on November 23, 2016 by Dr. Nafey
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I would like to wish all of you safe, warm, and happy holiday with friends and family. During this season, the Eyefinity team reflects on all that we are thankful for – and we are so very thankful for you! As doctors and eye care professionals, you help people see and improve the quality of their lives every day. You also manage practices, keep up with advancing technology, and weather complex changes to government regulations. This is no easy task, and we are thankful that you choose Eyefinity to help your practices and patients thrive.
Whether you will be celebrating this Thanksgiving with a turkey or a Tofurkey, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or football, the in-laws or “Friendsgiving,” we hope you have a great holiday.
Masoud Nafey, OD
Vice President, Professional Relations
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Posted on November 21, 2016 by Michael O.
Earlier this month, CMS quietly finalized the 90-day reporting period for meaningful use in 2016 and 2017. This means participants have the option of reporting only 90 continuous days of meaningful use. This should come as welcome relief for eligible providers who are in danger of not meeting certain thresholds. The 90-day reporting period gives the provider the ability to report the 90 days in which he or she performed well.
The 90-day reporting period in 2017 should come as no surprise as meaningful use morphs into the Advancing Care Information category in the Quality Payment Program. CMS has given eligible clinicians (ECs) the option to pick your pace. This means ECs can choose minimal reporting, reporting 90 days, or reporting the full year of MIPS in 2017.
CMS press release (look for “Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program”)
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Posted on November 14, 2016 by Dr. Nafey
MIPS data collection begins January 1, 2017. However, CMS has provided some flexibility to help eligible clinicians (ECs) ease their way into the brave new world of MIPS. This means that if you’re eligible to participate in MIPS, choosing one of these options would ensure that you don’t receive a payment penalty in 2019.
Option 1: Submit Something
As long as you report some data from after January 1, 2017, you will not be subject to a negative payment adjustment in 2019. This option is intended to allow you to test your software, while getting your practice fully onboard MIPS in 2018. If you’re using Eyefinity EHR or ExamWRITER, this is a slam dunk.
- Pros: Very low threshold, avoid a 2019 payment penalty
- Cons: No financial incentive for doing well
Option 2: Partial Participation
If you submit 90 days of 2017 data to Medicare, you may earn a neutral or small positive payment adjustment. Under this option, you would submit quality measure information for part of the year, report how your practice uses technology, and report on your practice improvement activities. Again, if you’re using Eyefinity EHR or ExamWRITER, and if you implement a practice improvement initiative, you’re ready.
- Pros: Low threshold, similar to current incentive programs, possible financial incentive
- Cons: Incentive payment would be small
Option 3: Participate for the Full Calendar Year
There are some ECs who are eager to jump right into MIPS. If that’s you, you can start your reporting period on January 1. Under this option, you would submit quality measure information for the full year, report how your practice uses technology, and report on your practice improvement activities. If you’re using Eyefinity EHR or ExamWRITER, you will be able to report MIPS for the entire year.
- Pros: Similar to current incentive programs, possible higher financial incentive
- Cons: Higher threshold
Learn more about your options and check out our MIPS Resource Center for the latest information.
Masoud Nafey, OD
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