Posted in In The Know Series, Practice Fusion EMR, Training

Practice Fusion introduces paid package for their EMR 2017/2018

At the beginning of this year, Allscipts bought Practice Fusion EMR.

It’s been a long road but in the last 3 years, Practice Fusion has become the most customer friendly EMR on the market-  with over  75% of customer satisfaction. In the last year it has become certified EMR that could be used for PCMH Certification,  MIPS (Medicare QCDR registry), and Meaningful Use.

Of course the BEST thing that made Practice Fusion so attractive as an EMR, is that it was for FREE and therefore very affordable for the solo and small practices.

However,  starting in May 2017, Practice Fusion will cost you $99 per provider, per license. Yes, that is the new price!

Now you can still access the PF FREE version, but with LIMITED options.

Now its your turn: if your office is using Practice Fusion EMR , are you planning on switching to another or are you keeping it?

Posted in In The Know Series, Insurance, Training

EmblemHealth HIP Access I plan-information

Traditionally, any provider that has dealt with EMBLEM HIP in the past knows that the plan requires a Referral for a visit with the Specialist. (Exception- if the Specialist provider belongs to the same IPA; ex. Montefiore IPA)

However, as of 01/01/2018 Emblem has released a new HIP plan: HIP Access I. This plan DOES NOT REQ a referral and has a $25 co-pay for the office visit.

Now it is your turn: have your office encountered any new plans from EMBLEM so far? Please share your experiences.

Posted in In The Know Series, Insurance, My services

UHC buys POMCO insurance. UMR is the third-party administrative payer

In March of 2017 there were talks of UHC (UnitedHealthCare) buying POMCO, a third party insurance administrator, located in Syracuse NY.

POMCO is the largest benefit administrator for self-funded and risk management plans in the nation. They offer dental, vision and medical benefits to different types of employees in NY, both state and Westchester County employees.

POMCO had suffered a previously a loss of letting go more than 100 employees after Health Republic of NY, was forced to close by the state and federal regulators.

But lets get back to UHC buying out POMCO – UHC hopes to expand into the Central and Upstate New York areas; offering medical coverage to patients to its multi level of professionals.

UPDATE: 

IN APRIL 2017, the purchase of POMCO by the UHC was finalized! The purchase price was not disclosed.