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What Your Optical Practice Needs to Know About MIPS

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Oct 12, 2016 2:19:00 PM

Can you believe that there are only a few more months until we ring in the New Year? Unfortunately, instead of solely focusing on capitalizing on expiring vision plans, eyecare professionals now have to concentrate on the important changes that will affect the way their optical practice receives Medicare payments in 2017.

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Meaningful Use, Industry Pulse, Optometrist

Applying for 2015 Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Feb 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The deadline to apply for 2015 Meaningful Use hardship exceptions is quickly approaching on March 15, 2016. Applying, and being approved for the hardship will void EPs from the 2017 payment adjustment. 

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Meaningful Use, Practice Management for Optometrists

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Meaningful Use for Optometrists: Facts about The Final Rule

Posted by Janelle Pauli on Oct 19, 2015 10:30:00 AM

The CMS has been hard at work trying to make The Meaningful Use Program easier and more flexible for providers to successfully participate. The Final Rule offers more flexible reporting periods that are aligned with other programs to make participation easier. On top of that, the Final Rule works to increase interoperability support and improve patient outcomes.

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EHR Software, Meaningful Use, Optometrist

Audit Reminder: Meaningful Use for Optometrists

Posted by Sharon Chin on Oct 7, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Now that the Meaningful Use Program is well under way, we would like to send out a quick reminder about a dreaded topic – Meaningful Use audits. It’s a scary thought, but it should still be addressed so that you’re prepared in case it happens.

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Meaningful Use

An Overview of the Proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use Criteria

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on May 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

A little over a month ago, CMS released the proposed rules for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use criteria. Stage 3 is intended to be the final stage of Meaningful Use and plans to incorporate portions of Stage 1 and 2 into its requirements. Set to begin in 2017, Stage 3 is focused on 8 objectives:

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Meaningful Use, Industry Pulse, Optometrist, Practice Owner