6 min read

Build A Successful Practice using 5 Key Revenue Cycle Indicators

By AVS Medical on Thu, Sep 09, 2021

A medical practice’s cash flow is an important gauge of its overall financial health, but there are additional metrics that will highlight areas of concern where improvement may be needed to ensure long term financial success.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
5 min read

AUC is Almost Here - 160 Working Days till Appropriate Use Criteria

By AVS Medical on Tue, Jul 27, 2021

*** Edit: AUC is now set to begin January 1, 2023***

After being delayed several times the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria or AUC  program will officially begin on Jan. 1, 2022. This will have significant operational and financial impacts on your practice.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

How To Improve Patient Portal Engagement In Your Practice

By AVS Medical on Fri, Jul 16, 2021

The recent pandemic has changed patient behavior and expectations across all age and population segments. Everyone,  including your patients have had their “new normal” redefined in a variety of ways. 

Topics: Patient Portal
3 min read

How The "No Surprises Act" Will Impact Your Practice

By AVS Medical on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

The No Surprises Act will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, requiring healthcare providers and practices to comply with new regulations that help protect patients from unexpected medical bills.

Topics: Government Regulations
3 min read

How to Set up EPCS on a New Cell Phone (EPCS Soft Token)

By AVS Medical on Mon, May 24, 2021

If you’re sending controlled substance prescriptions electronically you’re using either a soft-token on your smartphone or a hard-token device (or both) to receive a 6 digit One Time Pin or OTP from Dr.First

Topics: Practice Partner EPCS
2 min read

NextGen Office Powers over 500,000 Telemedicine Visits in 2020

By AVS Medical on Tue, May 11, 2021

NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions, today announced it has achieved a significant milestone by enabling more than 500,000- patient visits through its NextGen Office telehealth solution in 2020.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM telehealth Patient Portal Software
4 min read

7 Reasons Why You Should Use A Revenue Cycle Management Partner

By AVS Medical on Fri, May 07, 2021

Medical offices today face new challenges to profitability and sustainability, especially in the wake of the recent COVID-19 public health emergency. Faced with declining reimbursement rates, medical practices are pressured not only to increase efficiency in care delivery, but to reduce the expenses associated with billing, submitting claims, and getting paid. These challenges, coupled with a high turnover for on-staff billing personnel are important reasons to focus on your total revenue cycle process or consider outsourcing to a professional RCM provider.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
2 min read

Webinar Replay: Revenue Generation through Remote Patient Monitoring

By AVS Medical on Thu, May 06, 2021

Revenue Generation through remote Patient monitoring - Webinar replay 

In case you missed it below is the recording of our recent Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM webinar.

To view the replay of the webinar click below

100PlusRPM May 5 Webinar Recording_v2
Topics: Remote Patient Monitoring
1 min read

21st Century Cures Act Webinar: Replay in Case you Missed It

By AVS Medical on Mon, Apr 12, 2021

21ST Century Cures Act Webinar Replay: The Information Blocking Rule is Now Effective

If you missed our Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical, Lytec MD webinar on 21st Century Cures and Information Blocking you can watch a replay of our webinar and download the presentation slides by clicking the links to each below:

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
5 min read

Your Doctor will (Remotely) See You Now - RPM in 2021

By AVS Medical on Tue, Apr 06, 2021

Your doctor will (remotely) see you now



Medicare’s new rules created a $30 billion market overnight.


The senior population in the United States, those with Medicare coverage, have the highest risk for mortality when infected with COVID-19. 73% of those hospitalized for the virus have a preexisting condition and COVID-19 kills 13% of patients 80 and older.

Topics: telehealth Remote Patient Monitoring
4 min read

The Economics of Remote Patient Monitoring for your Practice

By AVS Medical on Fri, Feb 19, 2021

In 2019, Medicare introduced reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM, often making it no cost to seniors with at least one chronic condition1. Even during “normal times,” going to a medical office or clinic for seniors has been logistically challenging, as approximately half have transportation barriers to get to their doctor. With the COVID-19 pandemic, going to the office can be life-threatening, as it heightens their risk of infection.

Topics: Remote Patient Monitoring
13 min read

Simple Guide to Revenue Cycle Management and Medical Billing

By AVS Medical on Wed, Feb 10, 2021

A robust Revenue Cycle Management or RCM program will boost your practice's efficiency, enhance patient convenience and most importantly maximize your practices revenue.

5 min read

Why Remote Patient Monitoring should be a Key Part of Telemedicine

By AVS Medical on Wed, Feb 03, 2021

Addressing a growing need for virtual senior care at home, remote patient monitoring or RPM provides longitudinal patient health data in real-time, crucial for managing care for patients with chronic conditions.

Topics: telemedicine Remote Patient Monitoring
3 min read

Reducing Patient No Shows

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Missed patient appointments are a huge source of frustration, inefficiency and lost revenue for all medical practices. 

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

What is the 21st Century Cures Act?

By AVS Medical on Fri, Jan 29, 2021

What is the 21st Century Cures Act (CURES) and what it does it mean to your practice? The 21st Century Cures Act  was signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016, has broadly impacted medical practices and the healthcare industry as a whole. The CURES act also includes“interoperability and information blocking” rules aimed at advancing interoperability between health IT systems and granting patients easy access to their data.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
2 min read

What Is Remote Patient Monitoring? Webinar - Replay

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Remote Patient Monitoring 101- Webinar replay 

In case you missed it below is the recording of our recent Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM webinar.

Topics: Remote Patient Monitoring
8 min read

AVS Partners with 100Plus to offer Remote Patient Monitoring

By AVS Medical on Fri, Jan 15, 2021

AVS Medical has entered into a partnership with 100Plus, the leader in the emerging field of Remote Patient Monitoring or RPM.

Topics: Remote Patient Monitoring
6 min read

How to Add COVID19 Vaccinations to Practice Partner Health Maintenance

By AVS Medical on Sun, Jan 10, 2021

With the recent approval of the two new COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BionTech users of the Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD EHR's need to add both vaccines to their Health Maintenance templates.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
4 min read

CMS Issues 2021 Final Rule - Physician Fee Schedule

By AVS Medical on Thu, Dec 10, 2020

On Friday December 1st 2020, CMS released the final Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) slated to take effect on January 1, 2021.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
8 min read

E/M Changes in 2021

By AVS Medical on Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Starting January 1st 2021 the new CMS Evaluation and Management or E/M coding scheme goes into effect for outpatient visits. A long overdue and welcome change for providers who are tired of counting bullet points to drive the final code.

Following is a detailed description of the changes along with a video replay of a recent Practice Partner E/M 2021 Changes Webinar and a copy of the slides.

10 min read

E/M Coding Changes in 2021

By AVS Medical on Wed, Nov 25, 2020

There are some big and exciting changes ahead for E&M Coding in 2021! 

Starting January 1st 2021 the new CMS Evaluation and Management or E&M coding scheme goes into effect for outpatient visits. A long overdue and welcome change for providers who are tired of counting bullet points to drive the final code

This is the first major overhaul of the outpatient E&M services in over 25 years. The stated purpose is to reduce the administrative burden on providers, give them more time to spend with patients and provide compensation for non-face to face patient care that in the past has not been reimbursed.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
9 min read

Three Steps to Easier Patient Visits and Better Practice Outcomes

By AVS Medical on Wed, Nov 18, 2020

 

In this blog post you’ll learn strategies to avoid missed revenue and save staff time by using smart efficiency improvements, such as checking insurance information up front. You’ll also learn how you can get back to caring for patients, not chasing payments—and the secret to achieving strong financial outcomes. Finally, you’ll discover how you can get paid quickly, easily, and fully—all while addressing your patient demands for an improved, more efficient experience.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM telemedicine
4 min read

10 Steps to Replace your EHR

By AVS Medical on Thu, Nov 05, 2020

 

Many practices are finding that their first EHR system or current system lacks newer features to assist them with MIPS requirements and reporting, doesn't have enough vendor support or is lacking in technical advances of new features and user friendliness. Practices are now faced with a decision of finding a new EHR to replace their current system. It can me extremely stressful, time consuming and frustrating to do all the research and find the right fit for your practice in a timely manner, but if you have a well thought out plan on how to address the replacement of your EHR, it can be a much more enjoyable process.  Whether you're looking to buy your first EHR, seeking to replace your EHR, or consolidating EHRs to a single, integrated solution, this guide will help you in the process.

Topics: Cloud Based EHR
4 min read

Nextgen Office Partners with Provation for Clinical Decision Support

By AVS Medical on Tue, Nov 03, 2020

 

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
2 min read

How To Use Enterprise RX!

By AVS Medical on Wed, Oct 07, 2020

The new Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD version 11.2 includes the new Enterprise RX functionality. Providing you with an improved and easier workflow for managing patient medications, prescribing new medications, an entirely new refill process, recording allergies and adding and changing pharmacies.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
2 min read

Creating a Virtual Practice with NextGen Office - Webinar Replay

By AVS Medical on Wed, Sep 09, 2020

In case you missed it - please join us for a replay of our recent webinar on using the NextGen Office cloud based EMR to create and deploy a virtual practice.

Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
10 min read

Recommended Telehealth Workflows in NextGen Office Cloud Based EHR

By AVS Medical on Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Deliver High Quality Healthcare Anytime, Anywhere, and on any device: desktop, laptop, phone, iPad, Android, Mac etc. using the your NextGen Office patient portal and the built-in, secure telemedicine feature.

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM telemedicine
3 min read

NextGen Office Patient Portal Update: Faster - Easier Patient Access

By AVS Medical on Fri, Aug 21, 2020

The current pandemic has changed the face of health care in many ways. Tools such as telemedicine and online patient portals have now become not only the new normal, but are required to meet patient expectations. They have redefined safe and effective delivery of healthcare services. A robust patient portal with built in telemedicine is now expected by patients, and is crucial in patient retention and care delivery.

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM telemedicine
2 min read

Practice Partner August 2020 Update to ERX Brings New CoverMyMeds Prior Authorization

By AVS Medical on Mon, Aug 17, 2020

August update includes CoverMyMeds Auto Start Prior Authorization feature to facilitate and streamline the electronic prior authorization or ePA when a Prior Authorization is required, saving provider and staff time.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
4 min read

How to Use NextGen Office's Integrated AUC for Radiology Orders

By AVS Medical on Thu, Aug 13, 2020

 

NextGen Office, the leading cloud based EHR solution now provides the new Appropriate Use Criteria or AUC program solution for radiology orders in the patient encounters or chart orders tab.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
5 min read

Building a Virtual Practice with NextGen Office Premium Patient Portal

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Virtual care isn’t going anywhere, in fact patient’s are now expecting it and are assuming their providers can deliver. Learn about how the tools in the NextGen Office Patient Portal can help.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

Virtual Waiting Room in NextGen Office

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The Virtual Waiting Room feature is now available in the NextGen Office EHR/PM, powered by Doctible. Screen your patients for COVID-19 automatically and get their health status prior to arrival.

Topics: NextGen Office
3 min read

Workflows for Podiatrists DOCUMENTING MIPS CQMs in NextGen Office EHR

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Recommended Workflows for Podiatrists to Document MIPS CQMs

This article describes how podiatrists can document and report performance of MIPS clinical quality measures (CQMs) (formerly known as Registry measures). The recommended workflows apply to APMA MIPS app/Registry users and all other clinical registries. We use Quality ID 126 as an example.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
2 min read

Deliver High Quality Healthcare Anytime -Telehealth in NextGen Office

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jun 25, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way healthcare is delivered. Integrated virtual visits provide a safe, effective alternative to the traditional in-office visit, especially for routine and follow-up appointments.

 

Virtual visits are critical to maintain care continuity during the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond the crisis, patients will not only expect the convenience and autonomy they've grown accustomed to, but will want additional mechanisms to engage with their healthcare. Given this new normal, a virtual visit solution that integrates with your EHR and PM is essential. When you add virtual visits to your existing workflow, you optimize your time and enhance efficiency, safety, and convenience for patients. Connect with patients on any device and maintain productive engagements, whether patients see you in the office or via video. With an integrated solution, patients can schedule appointments, pay bills, and participate more actively in their own health.

Topics: NextGen Office telemedicine
6 min read

MEDISOFT: Rebuild Patient Volume - Quickly find Cancelled Appointments

By AVS Medical on Mon, Jun 15, 2020

As stay-at-home orders begin to lift, it’s time for practices to think about rebuilding office visits. A great way to get started is by targeting canceled appointments. To make this process easier, following are  instructions on how to pull a canceled appointment report in Medisoft .

Practices can run this report to quickly see patients that canceled in a specific date range and DO NOT HAVE A FOLLOW UP scheduled.

Topics: medisoft
3 min read

Psychiatric Practice Elevates Patient Care with NextGen Office

By AVS Medical on Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Maryland-based Psychiatry Clinic Unifes Care with NextGen Office

Topics: NextGen Office NextGen Office EHR/PM
6 min read

Lytec: find appointments which need to be rescheduled due to covid19

By AVS Medical on Fri, May 15, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many medical providers closed their offices to patients or saw a drastic reduction in patient visits. As practices look to opening to patients again there is likely a backlog of canceled appointments which you may want to reschedule for the future. This post demonstrates how to use Lytec's appointment schedule and reports to assist in contacting patients who need to reschedule.

Topics: lytec
4 min read

Nextgen office nursing home patient management - long term care module

By AVS Medical on Wed, May 13, 2020

If you're a busy provider taking care of patients in a nursing home or other long term care facility you may find you current EHR is not designed for your unique workflows, both from a clinical documentation and from a billing perspective. 

 

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

Upload Patient Demographics to UpDox Telemedicine for Practice Partner

By AVS Medical on Mon, May 11, 2020

Learn how to use the new MRPORT report tool  in Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD to upload patient demographics to the UpDox Telemedicine app.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD telemedicine
3 min read

Using Nextgen Office Telehealth Services & Google My Business

By AVS Medical on Wed, May 06, 2020

Google has recently updated the Google My Business (GMB) platform for healthcare providers and other medical professionals. This new
functionality offers two healthcare related links in the GMB Dashboard.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM telemedicine
2 min read

Set up and use NextGen Office Telemedicine, E-VISIT feature [webinar]

By AVS Medical on Thu, Apr 02, 2020

In case you missed our recent webinar on how to setup and use the NextGen Office E-Visit - Telemedicine module please read below and watch a replay of the webinar.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM telemedicine
2 min read

Sending a broadcast message from the Updox Patient Portal

By AVS Medical on Wed, Mar 18, 2020

How to Create and Send a Patient Broadcast Message from the updox patient portal in practice partner, medisoft clinical and lytec md

 

Topics: Patient Portal Practice Partner
2 min read

Covid-19 Lab Interface Results - Practice Partner Support

By AVS Medical on Mon, Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 Lab Results in Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical or Lytec MD.

When receiving the new COVID-19 lab result through your Quest or Labcorp Interfaces, the result will automatically fall to your exception files until the result code is manually added to your Interface's Crossref file. For the time being, you can manually edit the exceptions and load them into the software for the results to show in your patient's chart. However, you can fix this permanently and not have to edit and load the exceptions each time by adding the COVID-19 test code to your software and crossref file.

To add the code to your Crossref file, please complete the following steps.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
5 min read

Using NextGen Office EHR Telemedicine Features to Provide Remote Care

By AVS Medical on Mon, Mar 09, 2020

The NextGen Office cloud based EHR/PM solution has many easy to use, intuitive software tools that help today’s overworked medical practices become more efficient and productive.

But today healthcare providers may face a possible dramatic increase in demand due to the widespread coronavirus outbreak. We thought that this might be a good time to review one of the most powerful NextGen Office EHR tools, the E-Visit or telemedicine feature included in the Premium Patient Portal.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM telemedicine
2 min read

NextGen Office Patient Portal:Patients  Self Register

By AVS Medical on Tue, Mar 03, 2020

 

In this continuing blog post series of getting the most out of your NextGen Office Patient Portal we're going to cover how the practice can print out a portal invitation and hand it to the patient. This is a simple, easy and effective way to engage with your patients and help drive patient adoption of this powerful tool. 

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

Patient Portal Software: The Benefit of Online Appointment Check in

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 25, 2020

 

The NextGen Office Patient Portal is an extremely useful and powerful tool that fosters patient engagement by allowing your patients to perform a variety of functions all designed to save provider time, increase patient engagement and satisfaction! 

Read on to see how patients can check in online to the YourHealthFile Patient Portal, from the convenience of their home or in your waiting room!

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
2 min read

NextGen Office: how patients register for the patient portal

By AVS Medical on Mon, Feb 17, 2020

 

The NextGen Office EHR/PM Patient Portal is an extremely useful and powerful tool that fosters patient engagement by allowing your patients to securely message your practice and participate in their care. The following is the first in a series of educational videos showing how you can email patient's an invitation to join and how the patient can respond

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
8 min read

NextGen Office: Three Steps to Easier Patient Visits & Better Outcomes

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 04, 2020

 

In this post, you’ll learn strategies to avoid missed revenue and save staff effort by using smart efficiency improvements, such as checking insurance information up front. You’ll also learn how you can get back to caring for patients, not chasing payments—and the secret to achieving strong financial outcomes. Finally, you’ll discover how you can get paid quickly, easily, and fully—all while addressing your patient demands for an improved, more efficient experience.

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
4 min read

Four Ways Cloud Based EMR Software can Protect your Bottom Line

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jan 29, 2020

When patients cancel their appointments last minute (or don’t show up), it affects your bottom line and weakens practice efficiency. By using NextGen Office to create and implement new policies that encourage patients to adhere to scheduled appointments, you’ll be able to capitalize on the revenue you were expecting and provide the level of care the patient needs.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
1 min read

NextGen Office prepares for the Appropriate Use Criteria Program

By AVS Medical on Mon, Jan 20, 2020

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 established the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Program to increase the rate of appropriate advanced diagnostic imaging services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Examples of such advanced imaging services include:

Topics: NextGen Office
2 min read

Podiatric Practice Develops Quality Relationships with NextGen Office

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Switching to a New Specialty EMR to Enhance Podiatric Care

A passion to get people back on their feet

Topics: NextGen Office NextGen Office EHR/PM
1 min read

Prepare NextGen Office to Use the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier

By AVS Medical on Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Have you configured your NextGen Office for the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) transition?

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
4 min read

NextGen Office partners with the APMA to Integrate their MIPS Registry

By AVS Medical on Mon, Nov 04, 2019

Calling all podiatrists! - Looking to get a step ahead for MIPS in 2020? NextGen Healthcare has partnered with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as its preferred EHR vendor.


We have worked with APMA to integrate NextGen Office EHR/PM,  a cloud based Podiatry EHR solution with the APMA MIPS app and Registry. The APMA MIPS app and Registry are free APMA member benefits; however, for a fee, APMA non-members can take advantage of these resources as well. The next registration deadline for the APMA MIPS app and Registry is December 13. To learn more about the APMA MIPS app and Registry and how to register, review our FAQs below:

APMA Registry FAQ
Have questions about the APMA Registry?
ANSWER:
NextGen® Office has partnered with the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) to provide our podiatrists a direct connection between our EHR and the APMA MIPS app and Registry.

What are the APMA Registry and APMA MIPS app?
The APMA Registry is an online repository of data designed to help build the evidence base around podiatric medicine and surgery. The data collected in the APMA Registry helps support legislative-, regulatory-, and research-related efforts.

NextGen Office has integrated with the APMA Registry. As a provider who enrolls in the APMA Registry, you are able to monitor your MIPS score using the APMA MIPS app. The APMA MIPS app enables you to track your performance and submit data directly from the app to CMS for MIPS Quality, Promoting Interoperability, and Improvement Activities. The integration between the APMA Registry and NextGen Office offers podiatrists more flexibility in reporting options and seamless transmission to CMS.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
2 min read

Navigating the Complexities of Telemedicine Reimbursement

By AVS Medical on Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Webinar Replay - In Case You Missed It

Studies have shown and the data support the fact that the widespread use of technology is driving patients to seek out health care providers who offer the convenience of telemedicine visits for routine care and the ongoing management of chronic conditions.

Topics: telemedicine
3 min read

4 Reasons Why you Need Telemedicine Software for Your Practice

By AVS Medical on Sun, Oct 13, 2019

 

 

What is Telehealth?

The rapid advance of technology in the form of high speed internet everywhere and the explosion of smartphones and tablets is rapidly changing how and where medical care is delivered to increasingly  tech savvy patients both young and old. According to the Health Resources Services Administration telehealth or telemedicine is the “use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration” From the patient’s perspective telemedicine is when they video conference with the health care provider from their smartphone, tablet or computer instead of being seen in the office.

Topics: telemedicine
4 min read

Using a Patient Portal to Save Time in the Exam Room

By AVS Medical on Thu, Aug 15, 2019

The NextGen Office cloud based patient portal has a new Custom Check In process designed to save you time in the exam room and increase patient usage of your portal.

Let’s face it, using an EHR to document a patient encounter can sometimes be a slower process than the old way of just scrawling a handwritten note -especially when you’re trying to focus your attention on what the patient is saying.

But at the same time providers and patients alike have come to appreciate the benefits of using an electronic health record - real time anywhere access across a wide variety of devices, electronic connections, sharing and easily recalling/reusing data are some of the many benefits that offset the time added by using a cloud based EHR.

So how can you have it both ways?

One powerful strategy to save time in the exam room is to encourage and train your patients to enter their subjective and historical information before coming to your office, from the comfort of their home or even on an iPad in your waiting room. (along with signing off on your practice forms)

This information then flows immediately and seamlessly into NextGen Office EHR where it can be reviewed and pulled into the encounter with the tap of a button. Saving valuable provider time, allowing you to focus more time and attention on the patient.

Watch an encounter in NextGen Office That Started at The Patient Portal
Making It Even Better: The New Custom Check In Process in NextGen Office
A new premium Patient Portal feature - Custom Check-In allows you to create custom check-in processes per appointment type. Presenting your patients with a more streamlined process to complete documentation in the subjective section of your encounter specific to the type of visit before arriving to the office.

The NextGen Office Patient Portal includes a number of other time saving and patient satisfaction benefits such as built in Telemedicine.

What is a custom check-in process?
The Custom Check-in Processes page enables you to create customized check-in processes for patients to complete on the Patient Portal. You can select which forms to present to patients in the Patient Portal that are specific to appointment types. Patients can then complete the documentation before the appointment, saving providers and staff time in the exam room.


How Does Custom Check-in Benefit Our Office?
The new features enable you to create check-in processes specific to appointment types: For example, for pediatric clients, the office could create appointment types and custom check-in processes for each stage of well visits. Parents could then complete the information on the Patient Portal for their children, populating the note for the medical team.

Or a primary care practice could have a custom check in for new patients and a second custom check in for follow ups, Med Checks, Annual Wellness Visits etc.

This benefits the patient by eliminating the need to enter lengthy, redundant information leading to greater patient satisfaction and patient adoption of your portal.


How to Create a Custom Check-in Process

Navigate to Administration: Custom Check-in Processes
From the menu bar, click Admin.
Below Premium Portal Management, click Custom Check-in Processes.



Click Add Custom Check In Process


Enter the desired name, in this case Well Child 1 Year


Add the desired custom form(s) from the list on the left to the Custom Check in


Then assign the appointment type from the list on the left by dragging it to the right side


Example - Staff Schedules a Well Child 1 Year Appointment
Select Schedule > Calendar > Day View.
Click an appointment time.
For Type, select Well Child 1 Yr - 30 min.
Complete the form.
Click Save Appointment.


Parent Completes the Well Child 1 Year Custom Check-in Process on the Patient Portal



Patients or their parents/caregivers can use the cloud based Patient Portal from the comfort of their home, or in your waiting room on their smartphone, your check in tablet or other device, speeding up your time to document their visit allowing you to spend more time focusing on them rather than your computer!

If you have any questions or would like assistance please feel free to reach out to us at info@avsmedical.com or call 877-975-9160

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
2 min read

NextGen Office - CoverMyMeds Electronic Prior Authorization - Webinar

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jul 24, 2019

In case you missed it!  Learn about the latest NextGen Office integration with CoverMyMeds. 

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

Prescribing Insulin in Enterprise Rx for Practice Partner 11.2 users

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Important prescribing information for users of Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
2 min read

NextGen Office Partners with Appriss to Combat Substance Use

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Enhanced prescription capabilities in NextGen Office will help prevent the illegal acquisition of controlled substances from multiple sources

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

NextGen Office - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

By AVS Medical on Fri, Jul 12, 2019

NextGen Office is working with Appriss Health to enable our providers to quickly and easily check their states Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database without leaving our application.

PDMPs are designed to help healthcare providers deal with the burgeoning opioid epidemic. They are operated and mandated at the state level to ensure prescribers have the information they need to identify patients who are addicted, or at risk of becoming addicted to these dangerous drugs.

Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

NextGen Office Partners With Doctible for Reputation Management

By AVS Medical on Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Did you know that 75% of patients use Google to learn about a Medical Practice? Your Practice's Online Reputation could make or break a patient's decision to book an appointment with you. NextGen Office, a top ranked cloud based EHR  has recently partnered up with a service that can help you boost your online reputation. Doctible is a platform that provides patient communication and helps improve your patient retention! Utilizing a service like Doctible can save your office staff valuable time, increase patient satisfaction and even reduce the number of phone calls coming to your office.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
3 min read

Enterprise Rx 3.0 Prescribing Solution One of the First to Earn NCPDP SCRIPT Certification

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jun 05, 2019

  eMDs EnterpriseRx 3.0 Prescribing Solution One of the First to Earn NCPDP SCRIPT v.2017071 Certification
 

The SCRIPT 2017 standard improves patient safety, prescription accuracy, and workflow efficiency between healthcare providers and pharmacies

Austin, TX, June 4, 2019 – eMDs is pleased to announce that its EnterpriseRx 3.0 prescribing solution has now been certified by Surescripts for both E-Prescribing 6.1 and Medication History 3.0 messages as meeting the National Council for Prescription Drug Program’s (NCPDP) SCRIPT Standard v2017071. eMDs is one of the first vendors in the industry to achieve this certification.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
2 min read

Did you know PDMP is available in Version11.2 Enterprise Rx?

By AVS Medical on Thu, May 23, 2019

E-MDs is now offering integrated Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (“PDMP”) services through our EPCS partner, DrFirst. DrFirst's combined EPCS (Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances) and PDMP solution streamlines your workflow and dramatically reduces the time it takes to check your patients’ prescription history, document your PDMP check, and complete your electronic prescription.  Even if PDMP checking is not mandatory in your state (yet), you will likely agree that the more information you have access to, the better, as you do your part to address the opioid crisis.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD PDMP
3 min read

NextGen Office Announces PDMP Report Module with Appriss Health

By AVS Medical on Wed, May 22, 2019

The NextGen Office integration with Appriss Health will enable providers to check their state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Database with out leaving the system. Utilizing a PDMP integration will save providers time and lead to an overall better provider experience. 

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM PDMP
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NextGen Office Announces Electronic Prior Authorization Integration!

By AVS Medical on Wed, May 15, 2019

An Electronic Prior Authorization (EPA) is an electronic version of the paperwork sent in a secure format to PBMs and pharmacies. CoverMyMeds offers electronic connections and workflows to submit Prior authorizations to insurance companies and pharmacies without having to use paper. Their service covers payers with available electronic connections and also offers the ability to digitally fax PBMs that are still using paper to process prior authorizations.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Introducing Aria Health Services by eMDs

By AVS Medical on Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Introducing Aria Health Services by eMDs – a new, tailored approach to comprehensive health services Aria is the culmination of decades of experience working to provide best-in-class services to thousands of clients. Whether you are a large healthcare  organization, a small practice, or a managed services provider, we know that your needs are unique. That’s why our proven approach, technology-backed methods, and dedication to partnership, are unmatched. We meet the needs of your organization so your providers can focus on what’s important –healthier patients.

Topics: RCM Outsourced Medical Billing
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Practice Partner 11.2 Upgrade is Here![Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD]

By AVS Medical on Wed, Apr 17, 2019

The day you've been waiting for is finally here! There are some big, exciting new features that come with the Practice Partner based EHR's most recent update to version 11.2 (Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD) and we're here to share them with you.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
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Telemedicine is Poised to Change the Health Care Landscape

By AVS Medical on Fri, Apr 12, 2019

Telemedicine and telehealth are the hot new buzz words in health care today. Driven by strong patient demand and large, national health care organizations the ability to have a telemedicine platform in your cloud based EHR is now a necessity.

Topics: telemedicine
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Important Dates: Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical & Lytec MD

By AVS Medical on Tue, Apr 09, 2019

As a Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical or Lytec MD user, you will need to know all of the very important upcoming dates in 2019!

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
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eMDs Unveils Aria Health Services Line for RCM

By AVS Medical on Tue, Mar 19, 2019

AVS Medical announces Aria Health Services Line for Healthcare Organizations to Reduce Administrative Burdens and Save Time

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
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NextGen Office Adds ChangeRX and Cancel RX To Their Cloud Based EHR

By AVS Medical on Fri, Mar 01, 2019

One of the key benefits of a cloud based EHR is using the automation it provides to save precious provider and staff time by automating routine, labor intensive task.  Phone calls to and from pharmacies, while important are a big drain on a providers and key staff members time.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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NextGen Office EHR Updated for CPC+

By AVS Medical on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Over the past year NextGen Office EHR/PM has been adding enhancements to it’s Best in Klas cloud based EHR/PM solution to allow practices that are enrolled in the CPC+ program to meet the documentation and reporting requirements.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Practice Partner New Features and Major Enhancements in Version 11.2

By AVS Medical on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

There are some big, exciting changes happening to the Practice Partner based EHR’s (Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD) over the coming week that we wanted you to be aware of.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
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NextGen Office Cloud EMR Appointment Text and Email Reminders

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 26, 2019

Reduce patient no-shows: Schedule text message and/or email reminders to be sent to patients before their appointments and increase confirmations with a click of a button.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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NextGen Office Premium Document Management Includes Electronic Faxing

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 26, 2019

The ability to send and receive electronic faxes in the NextGen cloud based EHR is one of the many reasons why it's earned the reputation as the best EHR! Despite the fact that NextGen Office has electronic connections to over 200 labs and imaging centers faxing paper is still an option for many facilities.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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NextGen Office Provides Premium Patient Education by Elsevier

By AVS Medical on Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Access interactive patient education content from right within your EHR. NextGen Office’s integration with Elsevier provides suggested instructions based on diagnosis codes assigned to patients.  To learn more about the benefits of Elsevier's patient education and to see how patient education works within the NextGen Office cloud based EMR works, please continue to read below.

Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
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NextGen Office Patient Portal Now Includes Secure Telemedicine

By AVS Medical on Fri, Feb 22, 2019

The NextGen Office Premium Patient Portal now includes enhanced modules that allow patients to update their medical information, schedule and request appointments, get convenient e-visits, and make online payments. This offering is in addition to the standard patient portal that meets MIPS requirements. 

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM telemedicine
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Practice Partner 11.2 Earns 2015 ONC Health Certification

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 12, 2019

eMDs Practice Partner 11.2 has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. The stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet the requirements of various regulatory programs that require use of certified EHR technology.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
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NextGen Office EHR/PM Garners Top Score for 2019 KLAS

By AVS Medical on Thu, Feb 07, 2019

NextGen Office EHR/PM Garners Top Score for Overall Satisfaction and Product Functionality in 2019 KLAS Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM (10 or Fewer Physicians) Report

Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Preventing Missed Appointments by using Appointment Reminders

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 05, 2019

IMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE - AUTOMATED APPOINTMENT REMINDERS DONE RIGHT

Use new features built in to your Medisoft and Lytec practice management software to prevent missed appointments, reduce no-shows, drive your revenue and most importantly - improve your patient’s experience.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft lytec
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Webinar: Improve Your Revenue Cycle For Financial Success!

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Thank you to all who attended our recent NextGen Office “Financial Success as an Independent Practice in 2019 and Beyond” webinar. We hope you found the session valuable. For those who could not attend, you may access the recording below!

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Increasing Revenue And Efficiency by Using a Cloud Based EHR

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jan 23, 2019

Decreasing reimbursements and high deductible insurance plans mean today’s practice must take advantage of technology to ensure staff is working at full efficiency.

One of the most effective and often underutilized software tools available to most practices today is a real time insurance eligibility verification service found in most major cloud based EHR and Practice Management software solutions.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Practice Partner, Lytec MD and Medisoft Clinical Earns ONC Health IT Certification

By AVS Medical on Tue, Jan 08, 2019

Great News for Practice Partner, Lytec MD and Medisoft Clinical Users!

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD
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Patient Portal Online Check-In: The Convenience Your Patients Want

By AVS Medical on Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Patient's today approach their health care much the same way they do other services in their daily lives. In our always on, always connected world there is an expectation that patient’s  can interact with their health care provider in the same way they do with their bank, an airline, grocery store or even ride sharing service.

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
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NextGen Office Wins 2018 White Coat Award for E-Prescription Accuracy

By AVS Medical on Mon, Oct 15, 2018

NextGen Healthcare, makers of the 100% cloud based NextGen Office EHR/PM  is a 2018 Surescripts White Coat Award Recipient

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Determining Your Practice Partner CEHRT Number

By AVS Medical on Fri, Oct 12, 2018

V11.1 requires you add the CEHRT for the Vendor used to report CQM Measures.

It is necessary to add both the eMDs Practice Partner 11.1 product and the QR or QRDA used for reporting into the CMS ID Creator.

Steps on getting the CEHRT number for Practice Partner

Topics: Practice Partner
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In Case You Missed It: Claim Denial Prevention Strategies Webinar

By AVS Medical on Thu, Sep 20, 2018

In case you missed it, AVS Medical, along with their partners at e-MDs, hosted a webinar on September 18th to help all different types of practice management software users dig deep into their revenue cycle and take look at how they can utilize new strategies to prevent future claim denials. Ryann Philpott, the eMDs RCM manager, shared her wealth of knowledge on claim denials and how to prevent them before they even happen!

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
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NextGen Office EHR Offers Free Medication Prior Authorization

By AVS Medical on Thu, Sep 13, 2018

AVS Medical is pleased to announce that NextGen Office has partnered with CoverMyMeds® to offer a free service to our providers to electronically process prior authorizations for medications. CoverMyMeds’ electronic prior authorization solution streamlines the medication prior authorization (PA) process, connecting providers, pharmacists, and health plans to help improve time to therapy and decrease prescription abandonment.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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CoverMyMeds for Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD Users

By AVS Medical on Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Real-Time RX Benefit Check and Electronic Prior Authorization Agreement with CoverMyMeds for Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD users

eMDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHR), practice management systems and Revenue Cycle Management services to over 60,000 providers, announced an exclusive partnership with CoverMyMeds to deliver real-time benefit check and electronic prior authorization (ePA).

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft clinical Lytec MD RCM
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Two Easy Steps To Help You Thrive As An Independent Practice

By AVS Medical on Fri, Aug 24, 2018

The world of healthcare is forever changing and improving. There are always new government regulations, the ongoing fight to limit the burnout of your staff, all while trying to maintain the financial health of your practice. How can you continue to be successful as a practice while also solving the inevitable challenges you encounter on a daily basis?

Topics: Cloud Based EHR
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10 Considerations For Choosing A Billing Service

By AVS Medical on Thu, Aug 23, 2018

It may be time to consider outsourcing your billing. By working with a reputable revenue cycle management provider, your practice can significantly improve operational and financial performance. But first, you have to choose the right provider! When exploring your billing partner options, here are the top 10 attributes to look for:

Topics: RCM
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How To Know If It's Time To Outsource Your Medical Billing

By AVS Medical on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Is it time to explore outsourced billing for your Practice? Whether you're on the lookout for a reliable revenue cycle management provider or you're just seeking ways to improve billing processes within your practice, the following questions can help you make a more informed decision about whether your practice should outsource its billing:

Topics: RCM
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WEBINAR: claim Denial Prevention Strategies-Reducing Coding Related Denials

By AVS Medical on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

In our last webinar we focused on claim denials at the beginning of the Revenue Cycle Management: The eligibility process and other front desk related processes.

If you didn’t get a chance to see that webinar you can click here to see a replay.

In this webinar, presented on September 18th at 1 PM EDT we’re going to dive further into the revenue cycle and look at coding related denials.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management medisoft
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Replacing Your EHR? 30% of Practices are doing the same!

By AVS Medical on Mon, Aug 13, 2018

A new study from Black Book Research states that physicians are looking for more advanced Electronic Health Records. The study predicts that 30% of physician practices, with 12 or more doctors, will be looking to swap out their current EHR in the next 3 years. The physicians are looking for more advanced utilities to improve patient care.

Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Fighting Provider Burnout With A Cloud Based EHR

By AVS Medical on Fri, Aug 10, 2018

According to recent studies the top 3 things that providers find to be the least satisfying aspects of practicing medicine are:
Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office
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Claim Rejections Vs. Claim Denials

By AVS Medical on Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Do you know the difference between a denied claim and a rejected claim?

Many people mistakenly think that they are the same thing and or use the terms interchangeably.

A claim denial is vastly different than a claim rejection and the process of fixing or resolving each are different. Understanding the difference is vital to the business side of your practice and a healthy cash flow.

Topics: Revenue Cycle Management NextGen Office EHR/PM
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What you Need To Know about Claim Rejections vs Claim Denials

By AVS Medical on Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Do you know the difference between a denied claim and a rejected claim?

Many people mistakenly think that they are the same thing and or use the terms interchangeably.

A claim denial is vastly different than a claim rejection and the process of fixing or resolving each are different. Understanding the difference is vital to the business side of your practice and a healthy cash flow.

Topics: Practice Partner Revenue Cycle Management medisoft lytec
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Claim Denial Prevention Webinar Series Launched

By AVS Medical on Fri, Jun 22, 2018

Users of Medisoft, Lytec and Practice Partner learn to reduce denials and increase collections

Topics: RCM
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Revenue Cycle Management Best Practices Webinar

By AVS Medical on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Whether you use Medisoft, Lytec or Practice Partner, every practice’s Revenue Cycle Management is the same. It starts when a patient sets an appointment and it ends when the practice receives payment. It sounds simple enough, but the reality is there are too many opportunities along the way where simple mistakes can cost your practice money.

Topics: RCM
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NextGen Office cloud based Podiatry EHR - Approved by the APMA

By AVS Medical on Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Approval from the American Podiatric Medical Association

NextGen Office (formerly MediTouch) is a 100% cloud based podiatry EHR solution has earned the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).  The EHR was granted the APMA Seal for its ease of use, workflow adaptability and state-of-the-art technology

Topics: MediTouch NextGen Office
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NextGen® Office v5.0 cloud based EHR now 2015 Certified

By AVS Medical on Tue, May 29, 2018

CERTIFICATIONS FOR SUCCESS, STAYING AHEAD SO OUR CLIENTS CAN TOO

Topics: MediTouch Cloud Based EHR
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Revenue Cycle Management Case Study

By AVS Medical on Thu, May 24, 2018

Money Left on the Table

La Joya’s Neighborhood Doctor – both the name of the practice and a well-earned moniker for its physician, Dr. Norma Cavazos – is a family practice that has been providing high quality care to the people of Mission, TX, for over 20 years. Dr. Cavazos, her three PAs, NP, and the rest of her staff have been using eMDs Solution Series for many years, and recently chose to move to an eMDs hosted service to keep them focused on patients, not technology.

Topics: RCM Outsourced Medical Billing
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eMDs Revenue Cycle Management Case Study: Small Practice Sees Revenues Increase, Wins Back Personal Time

By AVS Medical on Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Personalized Service, Innovative Techniques, Friendly Staff, and Affordable Care

Growing Practice, Growing Expenses

Dr. Christopher Mason and his wife Melissa discovered they had a bit of a problem. The practice Dr. Mason had started, Northeast Texas Women’s Health, where his wife also works serving as the office manager, was growing rapidly. They had rented a new, larger office space to accommodate the higher patient volume. They had hired more staff. However, as Melissa puts it, “Three times the office space means three times the rent.”

Topics: RCM Outsourced Medical Billing
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What the Medicare Beneficiary ID means for Practice Partner, Medisoft and Lytec users

By AVS Medical on Fri, Apr 06, 2018

New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier starting April 1, 2018

As part of the 2015 MACRA program Medicare has to remove patient 's Social Security Numbers from their Medicare cards by April 2019.  This means important changes for Practice Partner, Medisoft v22 and Lytec 2018 practice management users.

Topics: Practice Partner medisoft lytec
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Revenue Cycle Management for Medisoft, Lytec and Practice Partner

By AVS Medical on Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Did you know that AVS Medical now offers Revenue Cycle Management Services? That’s right. We can integrate our end-to-end billing services into your Medisoft, Lytec or Practice Partner in a matter of weeks.

Topics: Practice Partner Revenue Cycle Management medisoft lytec
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MediTouch is now NextGen Office

By AVS Medical on Thu, Mar 08, 2018

The award winning MediTouch cloud based EHR has now been rebranded as NextGen Office.

Topics: MediTouch Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
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How to Access the NextGen Office Patient Portal in 3 QUICK WAYS

By AVS Medical on Mon, Feb 12, 2018

An easy to use, friendly, patient web portal is a key element in today's medical practice. Patient use of the NextGen Office patient portal leads to more engaged and happier patients, less work for your staff and results in faster documentation of the patient encounter - getting you out of the office on time with your charting done

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Improving Patient Satisfaction via Increased Portal Engagement

By AVS Medical on Tue, Feb 06, 2018

A standard among today’s modern cloud based EHR’s is a patient friendly, truly useful Patient Portal.

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Benefits of a Cloud Based EHR for Small to Medium Sized Practices

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jan 17, 2018

2020 brings new challenges and changes for many EHR users. Many practices are looking to change from older, outdated client server based EHRs that they’ve had for many years.

Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
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How To Get Paid Faster Using an Online Patient Portal!

By AVS Medical on Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Today’s health insurance plans include larger co-pays and higher deductibles making patients responsible for a larger portion of their overall health care costs and most importantly your revenue stream. Making sure that you collect these self-pay balances needs to be a key priority to increase cash flow. Using an online patient portal will enable your practice to get paid faster!

Topics: Patient Portal NextGen Office EHR/PM
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What's The Best Method For EHR Charting? (infographic)

By AVS Medical on Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Have you been questioning what the best possible method for charting in an EHR is? In recent years, there have been so many exciting EHR developments but it’s hard to tell which one may be the most beneficial to your practice. Nowadays, doctors are charting from a desktop, their laptops and even on an iPad! What option fits your practice the best? There are so many questions to consider!

Topics: MediTouch Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Green Light for Doctors to use iPad EHRs in the Exam Room

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Have you ever worried that charting on an electronic device during a patient encounter would have a negative impact on your patient’s experience at your office?

Topics: Cloud Based EHR NextGen Office EHR/PM
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How an EHR/EMR Can Help with Medical Eligibility Verification

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Want to increase revenue growth by improving your front desk efficiency?

In today’s healthcare environment, practices need to do everything they can to optimize their revenue opportunities One way to immediately optimize your revenue is to use an EMR with the ability to complete real-time insurance eligibility verification.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Real Time Insurance Eligibility Reduces Denials

By AVS Medical on Tue, Apr 18, 2017


Avoid Lost Revenue and Increase Patient Satisfaction with your EHR Real Time Eligibility Software

Successful claim submission and getting paid fairly and on time starts the minute the patient walks in the front door or calls the office. Today, medical practices need to be taking full advantage of simple, affordable software tools that let the front office quickly and accurately register the patient.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Managing Women's Health with an OB GYN EMR

By AVS Medical on Mon, Apr 03, 2017


Women’s healthcare deals with a variety of both urgent and long-term treatments, and a powerful OB GYN EHR platform can assist every step of the way. Whether it’s finances, logistics, customer care, or basic medical practice management, an EHR will redefine an OB GYN from the ground up

Here's how:

Topics: Cloud Based EHR
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Finding the Best EHR/PM for your Practice

By AVS Medical on Thu, Feb 23, 2017

If you're a new provider just starting your medical practice or an established provider the regulatory and fiscal challenges to success can seem overwhelming. However, it can be done and we'd like to share with you a case study of an Illinois neurologist who has not survived but thrived

Take the case of Illinois based neurologist, Dr. Michael Sergeant and his wife, Beth, who sought the best EHR for their solo practice and ventured into independence after 26 years of co-owning a private neurology practice.

For Beth Sergeant, who spent most of her adult life pursuing art — not a career in medical billing — building a small medical practice with her husband from the ground up proved to be no small task. She soon discovered that finding the best EMR for solo practice was key to surviving and thriving in a state where very few independent neurologists remained. “We’ve found ways to really make the system work for our practice. We could never have gotten by without it and compared to other systems, NextGen Office  has proved to be much better,” says Sergeant.

Beyond the economics and logistics of starting one’s own business, there’s also the fact to consider that being a solo practice means thinking about the office every day, no matter where you are. “We’re not always in the office and NextGen Office allows me to work from anywhere. We don’t have an answering service — we are the answering service — and having access to records 24 hours a day as well as the ability to fax, wherever we are, has been so helpful.”

“I would definitely recommend NextGen Office to other small practices,” Sergeant says. “From set-up, it was never lacking.  I look at people now still using paper, and I think, ‘How do you do it?'

Read below for the full case study

Topics: Cloud Based EHR
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How to optimize your coding with Medicare Advantage Payments

By AVS Medical on Wed, Feb 01, 2017

The Medicare Advantage plan, sometimes called Medicare Part C or an MA Plan are offered by private companies that have been approved by Medicare. Today roughly 25% of all enrollees in Medicare are covered by an Advantage plan.

Billing under an MA Plan can be a lucrative and profitable part of your practice's income stream - but do you know how to optimize your billings to make sure you're receiving the highest level of reimbursement?

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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What to Look for in a Cloud Based EHR System

By AVS Medical on Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Due to the HITECH act and stimulus payments made to providers who adopted health care technology roughly 70% of all medical practices have an EHR. However many of those were implemented in 6 to 7 years ago and were based on older client server technology, requiring costly hardware and even more costly professional IT support.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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How a Patient Portal Can Improve Your Practice

By AVS Medical on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

As we make the change from Meaningful Use/PQRS to MACRA and Value Based Care, it is more important than ever that we embrace the term Patient Engagement. The requirement of patient engagement is not going to go away, so why not make things easier on yourself, your staff, and your patients! To accommodate the ever-changing patient engagement requirements, you’re going to have to find the best tools available to assist and benefit both your practice and your patients.

Online patient portals and Cloud-Based EMR are quickly becoming everyone’s go-to solution for patient engagement. They enable your practice to eliminate the most time-consuming tasks and duties by allowing patients to complete intake forms, fill out medical history, request and schedule appointments and even pay their outstanding bills. Portals also allow for a much more stress free environment in the waiting room and ease the workflow for the staff in the office!


Topics: Patient Portal