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EHR/PM provider SuccessEHS acquires Integrated Physician Services, a provider of RCM, business services, and consulting.

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Christie Clinic (IL) selects eClinicalWorks for its 150-provider practice.

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The flow of money to providers for their Meaningful Use of EMRs continues. Through the end of April, Medicare paid eligible physicians $953 million in incentives, while Medicaid has issued an additional $736 million. The government has paid EPs and hospitals a combined $5 billion since the program’s inception.

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I can’t decide if this headline was intentionally tongue-in-cheek or just an unfortunate choice of words.

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Six-provider Alpine Orthopedics (MT) selects ChartLogic’s EHR Suite.

If you read HIStalk, you may have noticed a recent request for participants in a new HIStalk Practice Advisory Panel. If you are a practicing physician or work in the ambulatory space, and willing to respond to a few e-mail questions every month or so, let me know. The questions will focus on product issues and needs, cool technology in use at your practice, and other issues affecting physician offices. If you have the occasional few minutes to spare now and then, please e-mail me.

Physician offices added 9,900 of healthcare’s 32,800 new jobs in May.

The Wyoming Department of Health partners with Medical Informatics Engineering to offer Medicaid providers a free, certified EHR solution.

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EHR provider Spring Medical Systems introduces SpringCharts PM, which will integrate with SpringCharts EHR. I quickly looked at Spring’s Website and surprisingly found no mention on SpringCharts PM, but did notice the company partners with at least four PM vendors.

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Consumer Reports collaborates with Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) to offer a rating service for Massachusetts’ 500 primary care physician groups. The ratings are  based on surveys conducted by MHQP over the last 12 years and consider physician communication, care coordination, and patient willingness to recommend their doctor to friends and family.

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