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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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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
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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. 

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Nextgen Office Partners with Provation for Clinical Decision Support

By AVS Medical on Tue, Nov 03, 2020

 

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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