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How to Prepare for Post ICD-10 Grace Period

While the current ICD-10 “grace period” offers physicians at least some protection against gratuitous rejections as everyone adjusts to the new system, this concession will end on October 1 2016. ...

Longtime Nextech Client Dr. Dan Mills Elected ASAPS President

Last month at the 2016 Annual Aesthetic Meeting, longtime Nextech client and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Mills was elected as the new President of the American Society for Aesthetic...

Report: Global Healthcare IT Market to Reach $228 Billion by 2020

Healthcare IT has grown exponentially over the past few years thanks to initiatives like Meaningful Use and the increase of cloud technology within the industry. Unsurprisingly, that growth is...

Vice President Joe Biden Discusses Healthcare IT at Health Datapalooza

"This matters. It's a matter of life and death." Those were the words of Vice President Joe Biden on Monday when he spoke at the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC.  The importance of healthcare IT...

4 Things Specialty Providers Need to Know About MACRA Proposed Rule

MACRA and Meaningful Use. MIPS and Advancing Care Information. You've probably heard these phrases quite a bit over the past week - and for good reason. With the announcement that under the newly...

Q&A: Meet Dr. Robert Pollack

In January, Nextech acquired plastic surgery EMR and office management provider SupraMed, further cementing the company’s commitment to delivering top-tier specialty-specific EMR and practice...

Industry Reactions to MACRA & Meaningful Use Announcement

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a major change was coming to the healthcare IT industry - the MACRA proposed rule would end Meaningful Use, as it's conducted today,...

MACRA Proposed Rule Will Replace Meaningful Use for Eligible Providers

In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced that Meaningful Use "as it has existed would be effectively over and replaced with something...

Bill in Congress Aims to Revise Meaningful Use Reporting Period

ICD-10: Preview the Newly Proposed Codes

ICD-10 may be only six months old in the United States, but new codes have already been proposed for October 1, 2016. Previously, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had placed a...