Data makes a difference
Collecting information does little good if you can’t make sense of it. All patient data captured with EMA® is smart and structured, allowing you to track each patient’s health over time. When you can link each treatment to a tangible outcome, you can better identify ways to care for your patients more effectively. You can even see how other urologists across the US treat similar patients.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) shifts the thought process behind Medicare payments, offering urologists positive payment adjustments for providing higher quality care. Should those standards not be met, however, practices could experience negative payment adjustments. And it can add up fast.
By combining three existing quality reporting programs, PQRS, MU and the Value-based Payment Modifier, and adding a new program called Practice Improvement, MACRA created the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
When MACRA and MIPS roll out in 2017, data will be key. Having an EHR system like EMA to automate structured data and provide analytics will be crucial to how your practice fares.
The Data Revolution: Power and Knowledge at your Fingertips
When you use EMA, you join the thousands of providers in the nationwide EMA network. Collectively, they have documented more than 33,000,000 patient encounters in EMA, and the number grows by thousands each day. With a few taps on your iPad, you can access peer data to learn from your urology colleagues and improve patient care.
EMA Outcomes™ and EMA Grand Rounds™
Powered by the clinically driven EMA Network, EMA Outcomes provides a quick snapshot to assess patient diagnoses, helping you make immediate data-driven decisions. With EMA Grand Rounds, you don’t have to spend as much time researching answers to clinical questions, because the system instantly analyses and synthesizes clinical data for you across the entire EMA Network.
Goodbye code books
No more coding errors or wasted time. EMA automatically populates your superbill with billing codes based on your exam notes, so you don’t have to worry about it.
ICD coding done for you
As you tap your way through an exam, EMA automatically captures each ICD code and records your current billing level in real time. When you finish your exam notes, the bill is done and so are you.
Chart a simple course to ICD-10
To avoid suffering significant losses in revenue and increases in documentation time, many physicians will have severe obstacles to overcome as they make the transition to ICD-10. However, EMA users are already prepared, thanks to the effortless ICD-10 coding that’s built into EMA using patent-pending methodology.
Strength in simplicity
You’re a doctor, not an IT specialist. Don’t waste extra time and money worrying about maintaining complex onsite servers or hardware. Since EMA is a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) EMR system, Modernizing Medicine takes care of the maintenance, security, system updates and more for you, which can eliminate the need for on-site IT resources and added operating costs.
Peace of mind
When you rely on paper files or an office computer for storage, you leave all your medical records vulnerable to catastrophes like natural disasters or hardware failures. Modernizing Medicine’s engineers understand how important it is for your data to be secure, so they keep it safe using state-of-the-art security protocols. In our data centers, every record is constantly backed up and protected using high-grade SSL encryption between your browser and our servers.
EMA is certified for Meaningful Use*, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) program that rewards physicians financially for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to improve patient care. Failure to attest can result in monetary penalties, but EMA Urology® makes Meaningful Use simple by tracking eligible services and generating status reports to keep you on target for the year. When it’s time to attest, you can complete the process with just a few taps to earn your incentive payment.