From States Wrongs: “Re: Medicaid MU. In looking at the latest CMS figures, it looks like several state Medicaid programs had no payments as of the end of December. That’s crazy.” Yes, that’s a bit troubling. According to the CMS website, Idaho, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia, and the District of Columbia still have not launched their Medicaid EHR incentive programs, though most expect to be ready this year.
Kareo introduces an automated telephone appointment reminder service for its Kareo Max plan customers. The PM and billing service provider also redesigned its Help Center to include a more simplified layout and new search capabilities.
The eight-provider Raleigh Eye Center (NC) selects NextGen’s PM/EHR system from TSI Healthcare.
The 91-provider Commonwealth Orthopaedics (VA) contracts for SRS EHR.
By the end of 2011, over 10,000 New York State healthcare providers had enrolled in either the NYC Health Department’s NYC REACH program or the NY eHealth Collaborative. Both RECs achieved their enrollment goals.
RCM and EHR provider Office Ally reports adding 1,400 new practices in 2011. Last year the company moved its headquarters from Vancouver, WA to San Antonio to accommodate its growing operations.
Clinical documentation vendor MD-IT names Bard Betz as CEO, replacing former President and CEO Tom Carson. Kevin Shaughnessy is promoted to president.
GE Healthcare reports a revenue increase of 1% to $5.16 billion, but operating income dropped by 5% to $953 million.
Care360 enhances its Care360 HD EHR app for the iPad, adding new features for medication management and documenting patient encounters.