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  • Learn about the affordable, new cloud-based ChartMaker Go
  • Learn what to expect with MIPS Assistance in 2018

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  • MIPS 2018 Overview
  • ChartMaker Mobile 

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Introducing ChartMaker Go
ChartMaker Go is a comprehensive, integrated, and affordable cloud-based medical billing and scheduling system for physicians that includes the ability to capture charges and view schedules, including hospital rounds, on mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones.
 
ChartMaker Go starts at $399/month per medical practice and $59/month/provider for Electronic Data Interface (EDI) clearinghouse fees. For information call Joe Cerra at 800.487.9135, ext. 1188 or by email jcerra@sticomputer.com.
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Acquisition of Pilla Billing
We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2018 STI has acquired the assets of Pilla Billing Service. We, at STI, are very excited to merge with Pilla.  We believe it’s a very well-run company with a highly skilled staff that can be a great new addition to our STI RCM Division.
 
We have been associated with Pilla for a number of years supplying them software, hardware and support. It has been a great relationship and we intend to continue it. In addition to receiving the same service they have received in the past, Pilla’s clients will be eligible for a number of new programs that are included with our Revenue Cycle Management Services as well as assistance with MACRA/MIPS reporting.
 
STI continues to expand its RCM Division. As more and more doctors see the advantage of having experienced, dedicated people to help them get the maximum reimbursement possible, we believe they will turn to Revenue Cycle Management by STI.     
MIPS Assistance in 2018 - What to Expect
In 2018, STI's MIPS Assistance Program has a second year participation option. Read More>>
MIPS Attestation Will Begin on January 1st through March 31st, 2018
Request MIPS Attestation Assistance for 2017 here. Please make sure to have your login credentials and password. (passwords expire every 90 days). Visit the CMS Indentity & Access Management System to check your credentials. 
Provider Deactivation on the Health and Patient Portal
When a provider leaves your practice and you are using the ChartMaker E-Prescribing function or Patient Portal function, you will need to notify STI. STI charges a monthly fee for practices to use these services. To notify STI please click Health portal (Activation/Deactivation) and/or Patient portal (Activation/Deactivation).
Security Vulnerabilities 
STI is aware of the security vulnerabilities in Intel and other microprocessors that are being reported. We are working diligently with our partners to remediate these issues. We will apply patches and fixes as they become available. Unfortunately, it also being reported that some of these patches may cause performance hits to systems which may cause a degradation to speed. This will likely affect older systems more than newer ones but no one knows what the full impact may be at this time. This near unprecedented problem is affecting all database software, EMRs, cloud host vendors, etc. Its important to note that, to date, no attacks or breaches regarding this vulnerability have been reported. More information will be published as we receive it.  Thank you.
Genesis Registry/Premier
We are now at the end of the 2017 MIPS and MU reporting year. Keep in mind, for MIPS reporting it is a bonus measure, but it is still a requirement for Medicaid Meaningful Use reporting. If you are currently enrolled with this specialized registry and wish to discontinue participation with Genesis Registry / Premier for the 2018 reporting period, please submit your deactivation form
Medication History Importing
Learn how to import Medication History for a patient from the SureScripts network, and then reconcile those medication with those in the patient's chart. Watch the video
Warning to Clinical Clients Using CQMs
A warning to Clinical clients using eCQMs for quality reporting: At the beginning of each new reporting year review each measure requirements, as CMS makes changes to the quality measures yearly. Keep in mind that changes to a measure may require an update to your progress note template.
Current Version of ChartMaker Medical
Are you on the current version of ChartMaker Medical Suite? Check it out by going into Help -> About Practice Manager/Clinical. The current release is version 6.2.6. Coming in mid-January is version 6.2.7. Stay up to date to get the latest features and enhancements.
Medicare Policy Number Changes

It's getting closer ... the new Medicare Policy Number format will start April 1, 2018. STI is preparing for the change are you? Take the time to review the cms.gov website and subscribe to CMS email notifications. Don't forget to keep everyone in the office up to date with the latest information and how your office is handling the change and assisting the patients.

Survey Finds Physicians Unprepared for MACRA Reporting Requirements
According to a 2017 survey conducted by the American Medical Association and the consulting firm KPMG, on a national scale, a majority of medical practice leaders are not ready to comply with the new Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Fewer than 1 in 4 physicians surveyed said they are prepared to meet the 2017 statutory requirement, indicating that many may face a financial penalty in 2019 which is when 2017 compliance will be measured.
NYSIIS Version Continuation in 2018 for Meaningful Use Submissions

NYSIIS will continue to accept submissions for Meaningful Use in the HL7 2.5.1 v 1.4 format after January 1, 2018. However, we are continuing to make every effort to migrate offices to HL7 Version 2.5.1 v. 1.5. This is a necessary first step to bi-directional submissions for NYSIIS. The Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting page can be found here. For migration assistance, please email Julie at jsul@sticomputer.com.

Meetinghouse Family Physicians Recognized
Meetinghouse Family Physicians, located in Marlton, NJ, has earned NCQA PCMH Recognition. Meetinghouse Family Physicians includes Sloan Robinson MD, Farah Roomi MD, and Ronaldo De Guzman DO, is among an elite group that has demonstrated its commitment to advancing quality in health care. Only one in six primary care physicians in America practices in an NCQA-Recognized practice.
CMS Launches New System
CMS has launched a new data submission system for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program. Clinicians can now submit all of their 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data through one platform on the qpp.cms.gov website. Data can be submitted and updated any time from January 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018. Clinicians are encouraged to log-in early to familiarize themselves with the system. You will need to obtain an EIDM account first in order to login.
Provider Complete Online Support Tools

Are you using the Provider Complete on-line support tools to assist your office in managing your claim submissions? The Customer Portal (Vision) replaces the paper reports, and allows you to easily track claims online from submission through payment. Call Change Healthcare (800-603-1968) to obtain a login and assistance. ON24/7 provides self-help tools to requeue an ERA (835) file or the 999 report, and offers a way to stay current on customer communications issued by Change Healthcare and the insurance carriers.  Call Change Healthcare EDI team (866-742-4355, option 6) to set up an account, 

Upcoming Webinars

MIPS Year 2 (2018) Overview

This webinar provides a general overview of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for Year 2 based on the Final Rule.
 

ChartMaker® Mobile Webinar (Setup and Use App)

This webinar will cover the benefits of using our secure mobile app, how to enroll for it and training on the main features.
 
Register Here
Release Notes
ChartMaker® 2016 Software Release 6.2.6 is now available for download. Review our release notes and highlights for all the latest features. Download  Here.
ChartMaker Mobile
Get the latest version of ChartMaker Mobile from the Apple or Google app stores and sign up for the Mobile App service here
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