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Lytec Support Notification – Microsoft SQL Server 2012:        End of Life

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jun 16, 2022

CGM has advised us that Microsoft will end support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on July 12, 2022.

Topics: support notification
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Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD will no longer be 2015 ONC Certified in 2023.

By AVS Medical on Thu, Jun 02, 2022

Dear Practice Partner, Medisoft Clinical, and Lytec MD Users,

Many of you have been part of the Practice Partner/Medisoft Clinical/Lytec MD (“Practice Partner”) family for decades. Over that time the landscape of the EHR market and regulatory requirements have changed dramatically. CGM (CompuGroup Medical), the owners of Practice Partner/Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD, have made considerable investments into these programs to keep them compliant with regulations in the last 6 years.

Topics: 2015 Certified NextGen Office EHR/PM APRIMA
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9 Steps To Take When You Replace Your EHR

By AVS Medical on Mon, May 16, 2022

Healthcare delivery is changing, and the technology that has enabled providers to offer a virtual, contactless experience is here to stay. An integrated solution that fosters convenient care delivery and aligns well with your existing workflow can offer patients the access they need now and sets your practice up for a more successful future.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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2022 Update On 21st Century Cures Act Regulations

By AVS Medical on Wed, Apr 27, 2022

The 21st Century Cures Act, known more simply as the Cures Act, became law in 2016. This bipartisan legislation sought to increase choice and access for patients and providers. To achieve these goals,
the law authorizes funding to help address the opioid epidemic and improve mental health services, and streamlines approval for new drugs, devices, and treatments.

Also included in this law are provisions to prevent information blocking and update requirements for health IT certification. These provisions have major impacts on the regulation of medical practices.

Topics: cures act
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2022 CMS Payment and Policy Changes

By AVS Medical on Mon, Apr 04, 2022

The CMS’s 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule took effect on January 1, 2022, becoming the first major physician payment rule put forward by the Biden administration. The final rule is complex; indeed, it’s 2,414 pages long. While it includes many changes to Medicare policies and programs, overall, the final rule does not represent a major departure from the policies of the previous administration. Value-based reform is a bipartisan initiative that has now been extended through several administrations.

Topics: MIPS 2022 Policy Changes
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MIPS Made Easier With NextGen Office Cloud Based EHR

By AVS Medical on Thu, Mar 31, 2022

NextGen Office EHR/PM is now interfaced directly to CMS’s QPP site. 

Our latest release features an interface to the CMS Quality Payment Program or QPP for effortless uploading of electronic clinical quality measures or eCQMs.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM MIPS 2022
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Nextgen Office Best In KLAS 2022 Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM

By AVS Medical on Thu, Feb 10, 2022

Cloud-based NextGen Office Takes #1 Spot in Small Practice Category for First Time

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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Nextgen Office Webinar: Future Proof Your Practice

By AVS Medical on Wed, Jan 26, 2022

There are many factors to successfully expanding and operating a medical practice. As a practice grows, costs grow. Gary Wietecha, MD, knows firsthand the challenges and strengths of introducing a New EHR system for not only practice growth, but long term sustainability.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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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
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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
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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
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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