Data makes a difference
EMA collects patient data in a structured way, and links treatments to patient outcomes. This can easily illustrate what treatments work best and can help you treat your patients more effectively. EMA goes beyond a simple collector of static clinical data, which can make you more productive. Create, visualize and consume treatment data to better care for your patients.
When the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law in 2015, it immediately shifted the thought process behind Medicare payments. Soon, otolaryngologists will enjoy positive payment adjustments for providing higher quality care. Should they not meet those standards, however, practices could experience negative payment adjustments. And it can add up fast.
MACRA combined three existing quality reporting programs, PQRS, MU and the Value-based Payment Modifier, and a new program called Practice Improvement to create 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.
In EMA’s Virtual Exam Room, the ENT exam is already laid out for you. It describes the findings as a head and neck surgeon thinks of them. The plans are customized for each individual diagnosis, and designed in a way that ENT doctors think of that diagnosis. With diagnoses already built in, EMA can present plans relevant to the current diagnosis. EMA even anticipates specific aspects of a patient’s treatment.
So long coding books and vendors
Code with peace of mind. EMA automatically codes for the procedures you perform.
Effortless ICD-10 coding
You’ll be ready for ICD-10 with EMA. Our EHR system is smart and intuitively knows the ICD-10 code based on the algorithms of structured data in your exam notes. When your exam notes are complete, EMA’s intelligent coding will generate a bill effortlessly at the same time.
Chart a simple course to ICD-10
ICD-10 may be the biggest hurdle for physicians to overcome in 2015. Practices that aren’t prepared may lose significant revenue. Let EMA’s patent-pending approach make the transition to ICD-10 easy. Free of crosswalks and General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs), EMA has ICD-10 built right in. Read our helpful paper.
Otolaryngologists who use EMA can easily attest for Meaningful Use*, the EHR incentive program by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that provides financial incentives for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to improve patient care. EMA Otolaryngology collects patient data in a structured format and can show if you’re on track to attest and receive incentive dollars. EMA makes it easy capture and track all relevant information.
*EMA is ONC HIT 2014 Edition Certified. For more information, please visit: http://modmed.com/onc2014. EMA version 4.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Complete EHR certification and EMA Mobile version 4.0 has achieved ONC HIT 2014 Edition Modular EHR certification. These certifications designate that the electronic health record (EHR) software is capable of supporting eligible providers and hospitals with meeting the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
No onsite hardware or equipment
Don’t spend your precious time maintaining on-site servers or hardware. EMA is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) EMR system, meaning Modernizing Medicine manages the installation, maintenance, security, office procedures, system updates and more for you.
Peace of mind
Modernizing Medicine maintains the highest industry standards for your patient information. In a cloud-based system, the servers are not maintained and backed up locally, i.e., in your office. In the cloud, your patient records are safer than paper records or on-site electronic records that could be damaged or destroyed in a catastrophic event.