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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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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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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. 

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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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.

Topics: NextGen Office EHR/PM
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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