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The latest news and information regarding electronic medical records, practice management software, HIPAA, and security from Nextech.

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Ophthalmology | Plastic Surgery | EHR | Dermatology | PM | Regulatory & Compliance | case studies

By: Charlsie Niemiec
December 12th, 2022

As 2022 comes to wraps, Team Nextech has been busy wrapping up our 2022 case studies. This year, we had 15 case studies spanning three specialties — dermatology, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery. Hear what our clients have to say about Nextech being their chosen solution and why.  

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EHR | Payments

By: Angela Myers
December 1st, 2022

Little changes can make a huge difference, especially when it comes to your healthcare practice’s finances. A small change you might not have considered is switching to a more efficient and cost-effective payment processing system.  

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EHR | Regulatory & Compliance | Release Party | cures act

By: Charlsie Niemiec
November 9th, 2022

Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season settles in, Jack Frost starts to nip at your nose, and you go into your closet for your annual ugly holiday sweater, there’s one thing left to do to stay on the Nice List this year — hang out with Nextech for a digital fireside chat.  

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Ophthalmology | Plastic Surgery | Compliance | EHR | Dermatology | Orthopedics | cures act | HIPAA

By: Courtney Tesvich
August 10th, 2022

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. 

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Ophthalmology | Meaningful Use | EHR | Interoperability | MIPS | Regulatory & Compliance | Security & Data Management | Clinical Efficiency | IRIS Registry

By: Sean Biehle
July 26th, 2022

For almost a decade, Nextech EHR has integrated with the  IRIS® Registry. But what is the IRIS Registry and why does it matter?

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Best Practices | EHR | Industry News | Events & Trade Shows

By: Jenna Williams
December 19th, 2018

Attending conferences every year can be overwhelming, exhausting and maybe even nerve-wrecking; but they don’t have to be! Nextech’s 5th Annual User Conference, EDGE, is right around the corner and we want to provide you with helpful tips to ensure you are fully optimizing your conference experience.

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Practice Management | EHR | Regulatory & Compliance

By: Kathy Claytor
February 8th, 2017

While the implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) within the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) may seem daunting, the program does offer some data capture and reporting relief to practices. MACRA takes elements from three existing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) programs—the Physician Quality Report System (PQRS), the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program (commonly known as Meaningful Use or MU) and the Value-Based Modifier (VBM)—and consolidates them to one QPP avenue: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This means that practices have less overall data to capture, track and report.

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EHR | Regulatory & Compliance | Revenue & Finances

By: Kathy Claytor
January 4th, 2017

Ready or not, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) and its associated financial incentives and penalties start next year. Unlike previous pay-for-performance programs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has done away with “all or nothing” rules for earning payment adjustments with the QPP’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM).