Monthly Archives: May 2009

Facts about EHR Electronic Health Records & Stimulus Plan HITECH Act

It’s nice to see the government and other vendors now validate patient documentation that Pulse Software has been allowing and recommending for your office since 1996 with the launch of ChiroPulse . It is no surprise that patient record keeping will one day be  certified, standardized & possibly mandated.

Unfortunately many vendors today are using fear, uncertainty & scare tactics on our fellow Chiropractors. As if doctors don’t face enough obstacles to patient care they now need to fend off bully tactics from unscrupulous software vendors. The vendors often leave out facts & specifics, for example that the HITECH stimulus relates only to Medicare/Medicaid and would begin perhaps in 2011 at the earliest, no time soon.

You’re reading the emails, promotion & print ads that sound so great you almost want to believe them. They read like the email from your “long lost relative who left you millions” that you can collect once you “send your bank account info, social security info & all of your personal data”, plus a “small $10,000 payment to cover legal fees to gain your inheritance”. Here is a sample …

“Stimulus Plan rewards over $40,000 to doctors using EMR software!”

“Start reaping the benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan now!”

“Money Flying”

“Implement now once the $19.2 billion in stimulus dollars is paid out, there will be no more!”

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Print what you need, when you need it!

This blog entry is intended to make you think about how much paper you generate in ChiroPulse365.

When talking to chiropractic offices it really amazes us how often the staff prints things from ChiroPulse that is really doesn’t need to be.  Print today’s schedule, print the HCFA that you sent electronically, print a patient invoice you sent, print a SOAP, etc.  Sure some things need printing (I.e. a patient walkout receipt they ask for) but much of what the average office prints is stuffed into a patient folders to take up space & quite often do nothing but collect dust.

ChiroPulse365 has a full “what you see is what you get” print preview. It can export to many computer electronic file formats and multi-page PDF portable document file. We’d like to urge your office to really start to consider the actual need of a paper printout before sending the preview to the printer.

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Electronic Claims ECS/EDI Clearinghouses & Vendors

Electronic Claims Vendors

ChiroPulse can work with almost any clearinghouse that supports industry standard formats. Listed below are a few vendors that have great customer feedback and have been compatible with ChiroPulse for years. Each clearinghouse has various options, pricing and value added services which should be considered against strictly the advertised “price”. The ability to get you quickly up and running, with correct EDI output for peculiar settings required by local insurers is important too!

MD On-Line Electronic Healthcare Solutions EDI
6 Century Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Email: referrals@mdol.com
Website: www.MDOL.com
Phone: 973-753-2165

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