October 31, 2011
Electronic Health Records(EHR)
Dear Doctors and Staff,
Electronic Billing and Electronic Health Records (EHR) are here to stay. If you have procrastinated and presently still doing paper claims...Listen up!
We are in a window right now that requires an ACTION STEP. You have ONLY 60 days to call an Electronic Billing Company (contact your Medicare Carrier for references and/or fellow Chiropractors already on billing software), get the program up and running in your practice. Make sure the software is the certified X12 version 5010 software that can handle ICD-10 Codes.
Those that are using electronic billing, your software company should be preparing to upgrade from 4010 A1 software to x12-5010 software. They should contact you with the new downloads, do testing to be sure all is functioning like it should, PRIOR to January 1, 2012. If they have not called or contacted you with a time for update, YOU call them. Do NOT put it off....Call today!
Electronic Health Records (EHR) is going to take place.....with or without you. The time is quickly getting here where we must know and follow the Medicare guidelines....Perfectly. Every Chiropractor will be audited in 2012 and by 2015, audits will be part of the regular Medicare program built into your Electronic Health Records and overseen by your own in house monitoring. Everything is on a time line. If your interested in the CMS incentive of up to $44,000.00 and if you plan on being in practice in 2015......you need to get going TODAY!
FIRST....Learn the mandatory rules in Chiropractic Medicare. You can review our "The Basics" Medicare DVD and booklet or order it today.
SECOND....If you are electronic billing presently, call your company asking about the 5010 upgrade. If your not doing electronic billing....make it happen QUICK!
If you have questions...give me a call! I will soon have a "Chiropractic Compliance Handbook" ready to help my fellow chiropractors and staff with becoming compliant in Medicare and Electronic Health Records transition.