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Get Your MBIs in Order Before the Official Change

Beginning January 1, 2020 Claims submitted without the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number, regardless of date of service, will be rejected by Medicare. Up to this point Medicare has accepted both the HCIN's and the new MBI number for claim processing of Medicare and Medicaid recipients. Physicians, suppliers and providers should already be well [...]

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Top 7 Takeaways from NextGen UGM 2019

NextGen UGM 2019 was packed with new Info Sessions, New Product Releases and more, all designed for exhibitors and attendees a like. What’s the goal? For visitors to acquire knowledge, discover new tools, manifest relationships, and also catch the latest product advancements and announcements. We at eMedApps made sure to take in as much new [...]

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My First Trip To NextGen UGM One 2019

As a person who’s completely new to the Health IT world, my first time attending NextGen UGM One 2019 was one for the books! It was a great way to familiarize myself with  NextGen as a leading EHR provider, but also a great way to see just how crucial functioning EHR systems are to healthcare [...]

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The Heathcare C-suite Expands Again

The keepers of the electronic medical record systems have been inducted into the c-suite. It has been over 2 decades since the US was introduced to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was the first legislation to push the use of electronic medical records (EMR). Most health systems have implemented or are [...]

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The Importance of Hard Drive Encryption

If you could help your organization prevent a data breach and not get posted on The Wall of Shame, why wouldn’t you do it? Approximately one half of all the breaches reported to Health and Human Services (HHS) on their “Wall of Shame” involve the theft of a mobile device. In addition, about 60 percent [...]

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4 Highlights from NextGen UGM at the eMedApps booth

4 Highlights from NextGen UGM at the eMedApps booth 4. We announced our partnership with NextGen to bring you Enrollment Manager If you receive membership rosters or enrollment files from payers and struggle with the manual processing of those files, your life is about to get easier. Contact us (or your NextGen rep) for [...]

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Healthcare, my family, and Puerto Rico. One year later.

My name is Carlos and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. In 2016, I moved to Illinois and start working as a Solution Specialist for eMedapps. However, my family is still in Puerto Rico and were there when Hurricane Maria impacted the island. A year later they are still recovering. According to The [...]

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Data Integrity – Part 2: 3 Strategies for Integrity

As we discussed in Data Integrity – Part 1: 3 Crucial Elements, Data Integrity can be broken out into three crucial areas: Completeness; Accuracy; and Consistency. Part 2 of our Data Integrity guide is all about implementing strategies to increase the integrity of your data and smooth the workflow for front/back office and medical staff. [...]

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The Path to NextGen’s Enterprise PM/EHR 5.9.1 and Clinical Templates 8.4.1

NextGen has always been the leader in releasing the latest and greatest.  This time, the latest upgrade came with a name change! Until now, NextGen has always referred to their product as the NextGen Application or NextGen KBM. So, what does this mean for you? The core application is now: NextGen Enterprise Practice Management 5.9.1 OR NextGen Enterprise Electronic Health [...]

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CMS Patients over Paperwork Initiative

Patients over Paperwork Initiative The Patients over Paperwork initiative focuses its efforts on patients while easing the regulatory burdens that break the doctor-patient relationship while ensuring Providers deliver the best quality care to their patients. The program has focused its efforts in the following areas: Implementing MACRA to lessen burden & cost Cutting documentation requirements [...]

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