Many changes have taken effect for clinicians' Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), and it may be helpful to take stock of the program as it stands while you progress through your 2024 reporting strategy. Here, you will discover what MIPS is, how it works, why you should care about participating in MIPS, and what recent changes have taken place.
The end-of-year deadline for EHR development companies to comply with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Cures Act certification updates is rapidly approaching and you may be wondering what this means for your EHR vendor and for your practice.
Fall is upon us, and while we love seeing the foliage, going apple picking, carving pumpkins, and watching college football — Nextech has its eye on something else this coming season: future proofing your practice.
The Office of Civil Rights announced in early July that they have settled 11 new HIPAA Patient Right of Access cases, bringing the total number to 38 in the past two and a half years and the total fines to over $3,000,000. These cases occur when providers fail to provide patient records to requestors within the 30 days allotted by HIPAA. The largest of the new fines was $240,000 for failure to provide complete records to one patient. Previously the largest fine for one failure was $130,000.