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A mere 16 percent of providers met PQRS requirements in 2010, with those using registry reporting systems more likely to receive bonuses than those using claims-based reporting. Researchers from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute say more physicians will need to improve their documentation and reporting practices in order to meet PQRS requirements and avoid lower Medicare reimbursements in 2015.

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Prospira PainCare selects athenahealth’s PM/EHR as the standard platform for its network of pain management physicians and rehab specialists.

The Family Health Care Clinic, an FQHC in Pearl, MS, selects McKesson Revenue Management Solutions for billing and A/R management services.

Demand for CRNAs, midwives, NPs, and PAs continues to rise, with medical groups reporting a 17 percent increase in these positions over the last 12 months.Two-thirds of organizations say salaries for advanced practice clinicians (APCs)have risen over the last year and 53 percent intend to increase their APC workforce in 2013.

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The Chicago HIT-REC selects SA Ignite’s MU Assistant to automate MU reporting and achieve one-click attestation.

More evidence that practices should not skimp on training: a Health Affairs-published study finds that primary care physicians receiving sustained and extensive technical assistance were more likely to demonstrate improvement on measures of care.

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Advanced Data Systems and EyeMD EMR Health Systems integrate the MedicsPremier PM system with EyeMD EMR.

MTBC announces an upgrade program for Allscripts MyWay users and resellers that includes free data migration, implementation, and training costs for practices adopting MTBC’s ChartsPro EHR or the Practice Pro EHR/PM/RCM platform.

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The former owners of a billing service and physicians from four pathology groups agree to pay the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office $140,000 to settle allegations that they improperly disposed of thousands of medical records found in a public dump.

MDLIVE adds 2,300 ER, internal medicine, and pediatric specialists to its telemedicine network as part of a new partnership with ECI Healthcare Partners Telehealth.

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