Did you know that poor compliance with care management guidelines costs our U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion a year?1 While we all understand that improving outcomes is the primary driver behind the move to value-based reimbursement models, the same systems that drive these initiatives also have a significant… Read More
July 28, 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for the HISTalk and CliniSync webinar, Successful HIEs DO Exist: Best Practices for Care Coordination. If you weren’t able to join, we invite you to watch the recording. Brian Ahier, Medicity’s director of standards and government affairs, kicked off the webinar by providing… Read More
June 10, 2015

While many providers now use electronic health records (EHRs) as a part of health care reform, communication is still largely paper-based. Many still rely on paper-based orders, test results, referrals and care transitions. As a result, staff members spend much of their day on time-consuming faxes, paperwork and calls. These… Read More
June 4, 2015

Medicity is pleased to announce that it has now successfully passed all testing for the Healtheway Vendor Validation for Medicity Network 5.6x. In June, 2014, Medicity Network v7 became the first product ever to be deemed eHealth Exchange validated.  “I am delighted that we have achieved… Read More
April 21, 2015

It’s a fact that only 40 percent of hospitals1 and 14 percent of doctors2 share data outside their organizations. With collaboration being at the heart of population health, one must question why these numbers are so low. The problem, according to Brian Ahier, director… Read More
March 13, 2015

Medicity is pleased to announce that it is now part of the DirectTrust bundle. To be included in the Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle signifies that Medicity and associated Certificate Authorities(CA)/Registration Authorities(RA) have met or exceeded the rigorous and widely recognized industry “gold standard” for controls for privacy,… Read More
February 25, 2015

This month we were proud to sponsor a webinar with the eHealth Initiative, where five experts from the health IT world sat down to discuss the outcomes of the 2014 Survey on Health Data Exchange. Three of the panelists from Intermountain Healthcare, Delaware Health Information Network and BayCare Health System… Read More
October 15, 2014

Author: Brian Ahier CMS and ONC issued a final rule under which providers in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can meet Meaningful Use (MU) in 2014 using 2011 or 2014 Edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT), or a combination, with flexibility to attest to either Stage 1 or… Read More
September 2, 2014

While other systems in the health care ecosystem are coming together to exchange data, long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations have generally been absent in HIE adoption/participation. Many LTPAC facilities rely on rudimentary systems and little EHR use – partly due to no financial incentives (for example, Medicaid and Medicare… Read More
August 14, 2014

Questions still swirl around billing appropriately for transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495 and 99496. The first code covers communication with a patient or caregiver within 2 business days after discharge and involves medical decision-making of at least moderate complexity. Communication can be via phone, email, text or in person… Read More
July 31, 2014
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