Data makes a difference
Physicians heal people one patient at a time, but the collective wisdom of aggregate data is a powerful tool with the ability to change healthcare. EMA’s cloud-based approach to collecting and storing patient information – rather than an EMR system that’s simply a collector of static clinical data – can make a difference in the way you work and a difference in medical outcomes.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) shifts the thought process behind Medicare payments, offering orthopedic surgeons 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 EMA Virtual Exam Room™ is much like your physical exam room. Only smarter. Talk with a patient. Perform an exam. When it’s done, diagnose the injury and create a treatment plan – all on one touch-based screen. The EMA Virtual Exam Room adapts to your preferences at every level – diagnoses, findings and treatments. With orthopedic diagnoses built in, EMA can present relevant plans and anticipate specific aspects of a patient’s treatment. And from one set of touch interactions, EMA can generate associated documents.
Coding made easy
EMA generates codes and populates your superbill right in the exam room. The exam ends, documentation is done and the bill is ready – automatically.
ICD coding done for you
Using EMA’s touch-based system, your coding will be done when the patient exam ends. ICD-10 coding will be easy with EMA. It’s done for you.
Chart a simple course to ICD-10
Orthopedic surgeons are special. With ICD-10, your section of codes is expanding more than any other specialty – and more than eight times the 17,000 codes in ICD-9. Coding will have to be much more specific in order for you to get paid. In EMA Orthopedics, all of those codes are built-in. Read our helpful paper.
Less is more
We want you to be free to treat patients, not worry about computers or software. EMA Orthopedics is a Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) EMR system that resides in the cloud. Modernizing Medicine manages the installation, maintenance, security, office procedures, system updates and more for you.
Peace of mind
Modernizing Medicine’s engineers obsess over protecting your patient data. EMA is built with security as a top priority, and we use high-grade SSL encryption between your browser and our servers.
Orthopedic surgeons who use EMA can easily attest for Meaningful Use*, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR incentive program that provides financial incentives for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to improve patient care. EMA Orthopedics captures patient data in a structured format and includes proprietary technology enabling users to view an up-to-date attestation status check. EMA makes it easy to track relevant data and earn your incentive payment.