White Papers

Maximizing EHRs under Value-based Care.

Like many physicians, Abdul Kabir, MD, is watching as the healthcare industry moves from a strictly fee-for-service reimbursement model to value-based care. Kabir, an internist in a solo practice in Monroe, Michigan, is already part of the trend. One of his commercial payer contracts includes reimbursement rates based on quality outcomes. He’s also participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a national primary care medical home model under the auspices of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Participation in the model means close collaboration with his electronic health record (EHR) vendor. Click here to download the whitepaper.

Optimizing RCM Technologies to Improve a Practice’s Bottom Line.

Among the many challenges that physician practices face today, revenue cycle management (RCM) may be among the most complex. Physicians are straddling manual ways of billing in the traditional fee-for-service model with new technology in the shift to value-based care. Physician profit margins are also taking a hit from a variety of factors including reduced reimbursement, financial pressures to hit payer benchmarks and regulations, new coding requirements; patients’ lack of awareness of high deductibles, and lagging integration of clinical and consumer technology. Streamlining and updating these systems can make a huge difference in a practice’s bottom line. This is especially due to the fact revenue cycle inefficiencies accounted for about 15 percent of the $2.7 trillion spent on healthcare in 2013 or about $400 billion, according to McKinsey & Company. They further report that up to 67 percent of denials can be appealed, revealing tremendous opportunity for improving revenue if providers and their billing teams can get up to speed. Click here to download the whitepaper.

Why cloud based EHR is Physician’s favorite?

Are you wondering why there is so much noise around in support for cloud computing? And, what it has to do with EHR? Cloud computing is beyond just a technology. And, many health providers are choosing cloud-based systems as a solution. It comes with a great number of benefits and peace of mind.Click here to download the whitepaper.

Growing Patient Responsibility and Decreasing Patient Collection.

As lawmakers debate the future of the country’s health care system and draw plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the current debate is how to overall reduce health care cost and payment burden of the consumers.Click here to download the whitepaper.

Driving value-driven care through PCMH.

Entire Health care in the United States is moving away from a volume-based payment system to value-based system. Even the recent changes in 2017 with Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) puts major emphasis on value based care delivery.Click here to download the whitepaper.

MACRA Roadmap.

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act or MACRA repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula and replaces it with the Quality Payment Program (QPP), rewarding providers based on the quality of care they provide to their patients.
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Journey to Patient Centered Medical Home by iPatientCare Customers.

American Academy of Pediatrics’ Future of Pediatrics Conference in Chicago (July 29-July 31, 2011) featured a demonstration of iPatientCare – Medical Communication Systems (MCS) customers’ leadership in bringing the patient to the center of the healthcare system!
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Health Information Interoperability Challenges and Integrating Healthcare Enterprise.

Healthcare and healthcare information technology (HIT) continue to be a data integration challenge for providers, consumers and payers of healthcare services. The challenges extend from the requirements for patient identification, document format, document sharing, record location, audit trail and authentication, subscription services and persistence in a repository. This whitepaper describes iPatientCare’s approach and commitment to meeting such interoperability requirements.
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Maryland Healthcare Commission (MHCC) Select 2008-2011 CCHIT EHR Vendors.

Check out the User Satisfaction level based on client references in terms of how beneficial and satisfactory the clients find MCS / iPatientCare EHR to be on functionality, implementation, training, support and service grounds as compared to other vendors.

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