Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) impacts physician offices, hospital outpatient departments (including emergency departments), ambulatory surgical centers, and any other provider-led outpatient setting determined appropriate by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. In this post, we will discuss some FAQs we receive at OSIS about AUC – the clinical decision support (CDS) tool that provides advanced diagnostic test recommendations based on clinical criteria from within the patient chart. We will also review how to configure AUC within NextGen® Healthcare EHR to help implement this new workflow into your health center.
Has your health center received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition and is working towards Annual Reporting submission? If so, you may find this blog helpful, as OSIS navigates through NCQA’s Q-PASS system for Annual Reporting (AR), which is also known as the Sustaining Phase.
With the administration of millions of doses of the COVID-19 Vaccines across the world, we have inevitably seen a corresponding increase in vaccine scams. With the vaccine distribution information and guidelines changing day to day and state to state, it can be difficult to identify what is true and what is false.
In this article we will discuss seven pre- and post-vaccine scams to be aware of to help prevent scam artists from taking advantage of your patients’ personal information.
On March 11, 2021 the White House signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus in hopes to speed up the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package builds on the first of several measures in the CARES Act starting in March 2020 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act starting in December 2020.
In NextGen, “hidden gems” are considered features that are not obvious points in the workflow but add value and efficiency. In some cases, “hidden gems” are not truly hidden, they are simply forgotten because they are not used frequently. In this article, we highlight 15 NextGen EHR features that can improve users' daily workflows to focus on patient care.
In this article, we will highlight Right of Access in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule and the NextGen PHI Log, a template in NextGen to use when releasing protected health information (PHI). Before we review the NextGen PHI Log, we will highlight key HIPAA Privacy Rules, discuss HIPAA requirements for providing medical records to patients (Right of Access), and then review the NextGen PHI Log Template.
To maximize the EHR Medication Module’s potential and to help streamline your processes, we drawn together some unique settings, preferences, and workflow options that are available. The Medication Module can be used for medication reconciliation, troubleshooting medication dispensing issues, importing Medication History, and more.
In this article, we will discuss how to make the Medication Module work for you by adjusting specific User-Level Configuration and Practice Configuration preferences.
If we’ve learned anything since 2020, it’s that the unthinkable can happen. For years now, Health Centers were at risk of losing funding, but this year a three-year mandatory initiative was passed with additional “Health Related’ funding opportunities. Finally, the resources are being guaranteed to ensure the future success of Community Health Centers.
Just as what seemed to be a never-ending year was coming to a close, science stepped up to make history. On December 11, 2020, thanks to Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to enable distribution to begin for the first COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNtech. Then on December 18, 2020, the FDA administered another EUA for the second COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna.
The NextGen Electronic Dental Record (EDR) is an asset for Community Health Centers that provides improved collaboration and maximizes patient data within your practice. Virtually everyone in your organization uses your electronic system(s) to capture, share, and leverage data—from clinical information, to protected health information (PHI), to financial/claims data.