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In This Issue:
  • Premier (Genesis) Public Health Specialized Registry
  • Quality Payment Program Year 3
  • Insurance/Medicare News
  • Mobile App Webinar - Setup and Use
  • QPP - Year 3 Webinars

Happy Holidays from STI!

Important Notices
Holiday Support Hours
During this time of year everyone deserves the opportunity to spend time with their families and enjoy the holidays. We have decided to have limited staff available on Christmas Eve Day that will handle emergency calls only. On New Years’ Eve we will be staffed until 5:00 pm. Please note that we will be closed on Christmas and New Years’ Day. In the spirit of the holidays, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.
The STI RCM Bridgeton Office Has Moved
The STI RCM Bridgeton Office has moved to a larger, brighter, new office space across the street from its current location to allow for expansion in the future. The new address will be 243 Laurel Heights Drive, Bridgeton, NJ 08302 but the office phone number will remain the same (856-451-9395 ). We look forward to serving you in our new office.
Quality Payment Program Year 3 - Upcoming Webinars
CMS recently released its final policies for Year 3 (2019) of the Quality Payment Program. Starting December 4th,  STI will be providing webinars to provide an opportunity for you to learn what is included in the final rule for the 2019 performance period (also known as Year 3) for MIPS Eligible Clinicians. It will highlight key differences between Year 2 and Year 3 requirements focusing on topics of eligibility, scoring, thresholds/payment adjustments, data submission and performance category requirements. To register for an upcoming webinar, sign up here. To see more about the MIPS Requirements for 2019, you may also visit our MIPS Education page online.
Premier (Genesis) Public Health Specialized Registry Participation for 2019
If you were enrolled in the Premier Public Health Specialized Registry (Genesis) for the 2018 MIPS or MU reporting year, you have received an invoice from STI for payment for the Premier registry for the 2019 reporting year. To continue participation and remain active with this Public Health Specialized Registry for the 2019 reporting year for MIPS or Meaningful Use, please pay the invoice by the due date to avoid cancellation. 

If you are reporting for MIPS in the Promoting Interoperability category for 2019, the Public Health and Clinical Data Exchange objective is now a requirement. This objective requires reporting to two different public health agencies or clinical data registries. The Premier Public Health Specialized Registry will satisfy one of the two registries required. Please be aware that there are exclusions for this objective.

If you are attesting for the Medicaid Meaningful Use program, participating with a public health registry is a requirement.

If you do not wish to continue participation with this Public Health Registry you can notify us now by completing a deactivation form that can be found on our website
here.  When we receive the deactivation request, we will cancel your participation with this registry for 2019. 

Please be aware, if we do not receive your payment by the due date on the invoice, your participation will be cancelled and the data feed will be turned off to Premier, ending participation with the Specialized Registry for the 2019 reporting year
Notice For Clinical Clients Using ePA With a Windows 7 Machine or Windows 2008 Server R2
Effective December 12, 2018 there are new technical standards requiring TLS 1.2 mandated by Surescripts which affects ePA. Any ePA enabled client  using a Windows 7 workstation or Windows 2008 Server R2 will need to make sure that the latest Windows updates have been installed, along with Internet Explorer 11. Also, as of December 12th, Surescripts will no longer support the ePA workflow on Vista, Windows Server 2008, or older operating systems. 
Practice Manager Tips and Insurance News
Here are the latest tips for users of Practice Manager:
  • Reporting the CLIA # as Required by the Insurance Carrier for Laboratory Charges – When the insurance carrier requires the CLIA # to be submitted, check to confirm your setup is correct.
  • Need to send the same Narrative over and over on charges? – Did you know you can create and save a Narrative and eliminate retyping it? Learn how to set this up here.
  • Bad Claims Report Error – ‘Medicare’ Missing Billing Instructions for ‘Why Medicare is Secondary’. Have you seen this error? When a patient has Medicare as their secondary insurance, you are required to provide a code to Medicare explaining why. Learn what to check here.
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