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Precert – Never Have I Ever….

This session will use the popular party game, Never Have I Ever… to spark a conversation about the struggles and pitfalls of prior authorization and pre-certification. Throughout the session, the speaker will present many ways that Centricity datasets can be used to manage the prior authorization process, monitor staff productivity and prioritizing based on payer, staff, skills, provider and location. Click the link below to view the 2019 CHUG presentation. Never Have I Ever

By |2019-11-06T16:39:44-05:00November 6th, 2019|2019 Fall CHUG Presentation, Billing, Revenue Cycle|0 Comments

Using Centricity Tools to Create a Flawless Experience for Patients and Providers

See how Ortho Northeast has implemented solutions to streamline tedious tasks and improve current operations. Presenters will show how being proactive prior to the patient’s appointment will help create a more relaxed and efficient environment for patients, physicians, and staff. Discover how we use Centricity to save valuable real estate time in the exam room with EMR encounter forms, as well as automated processes and workflows. We will demonstrate customized forms and reports that we find valuable. Click the link below to view the 2019 CHUG presentation. Using Centricity Tools to Create a Flawless Experience for Patients and Providers

Win the Infinity War! Implement Change While Maintaining a Positive Culture

Does change make you anxious? Success doesn’t just happen, it requires a journey of working through developments and deviations. Organizations need to be willing to adapt and accept change on their quest to stay competitive and thrive. It’s crucial to identify and overcome obstacles, while reevaluating workflows, measuring quality and improving performance. Join Ortho NorthEast as we show you how to implement change while maintaining a positive culture by utilizing staff ideas and our three pillars of success. Click the link below to view the 2019 CHUG presentation. Win the Infinity War! Implement Change While Maintaining a Positive Culture  

By |2019-11-06T16:11:30-05:00November 6th, 2019|2019 Fall CHUG Presentation, Clinical, Presentation|0 Comments

Introduction to HTML 5 with Centricity

  As Centricity continues to evolve, new techniques can be adopted with the chart module to improve user workflows.  Forms can now be built using web development principles making the content more intuitive and visually appealing.  In this presentation, you will learn the basics of developing HTML 5 web pages including HTML tags and CSS formatting.  Additionally this presentation will cover how to deploy the custom content into Centricity so that it can be accessed in a chart update. Click the link below to view the 2019 CHUG presentation. Introduction to HTML 5 with Centricity

By |2019-11-06T15:59:38-05:00November 6th, 2019|2019 Fall CHUG Presentation, IT, Presentation|0 Comments

Getting Paid What You’re Due

Studies show that practices are routinely underpaid on their fee for service claims in government and commercial claims. In our fast paced payment posting world, where hundreds and thousands of line items are posted from a single electronic remittance file, a human is often not even able to see what would otherwise be obvious. So, how can anyone be certain that their claims have been adjudicated correctly and that the practice hasn’t been short changed? Even if you look at your data regularly, knowing whether you are getting paid for the services you bill out if difficult because no two payers process claims exactly alike. Each payer uses proprietary rules from ranking of RVUs, to which CPT code is in what order on the claim form and then modifies the payment based on the place of service, whether a provider is [...]

By |2018-06-19T08:27:29-04:00June 19th, 2018|2018 Centricity LIVE, Billing, Presentation, Revenue Cycle|0 Comments

Cycle Through the Success of Ortho NorthEast’s Instant Access Clinic

Ortho NorthEast will walk you through our implementation process and the progression of our first two years of our Ortho Walk in Clinic.  We will demonstrate our planning process from ramping up the first clinic to opening a second location.  Learn how we recruited advanced practitioners for this role.  We will show you how we manage front desk and clinical staffing to support the clinic.  Learn how we use GE Centricity to assist us with reports that track patient appointments, surgical referrals, length of office visit, lobby wait duration, etc to support the success of this clinic to our practice.  We will reveal how we use GE Centricity as a scheduling tool with our triage form to guide schedulers in directing eligible patients to the Walk In Clinic. Click the link below to view the 2018 Centricity™ LIVE presentation. EMR24 Cycle [...]

By |2018-07-11T15:26:42-04:00June 19th, 2018|2018 Centricity LIVE, Clinical, Presentation, Scheduling|0 Comments

Mother May I? Use EMR Forms to Reduce Your Billing and Precert Costs

As health care providers, we want to offer the very best quality care to each of our patients. The clinical documentation processes that physicians follow are arguably as important as their interactions with patients. EHR notes can increase communication within the practice, provide better continuity of care, and improve claim reimbursement. Learn how to create EHR forms that pull relevant information into forms specifically designed for the precert department. And see how Ortho Northeast has utilized their EHR forms to improve clinical notes that ensure the payer has the necessary information to authorize or pay a service. Better yet, they can ensure coding compliance with payer guidelines and follow coding rules. Click the link below to view the 2018 Centricity™ LIVE presentation. EMR59 Mother May I Use EMR Forms to Reduce Your Billing and Precert Costs

Narcissists, Drama Queens & Psychopaths

Presenter: Mona Reimers Failing to maximize your practice's expensive IT investment can cost millions of dollars. The costs rise when key stakeholders refuse or fail to use the software to maximize its potential return on investment. This session will discuss why end users resist adopting new technology and actually prefer working in chaotic environments. Hear how the presenter achieved changes in workflows that involved difficult personalities and required the adoption of new technological processes. This session will focus extensively on how to identify difficult workers, help debunk myths, dial down the drama and reign in narcissists and psychopaths. If you lead a team of people through healthcare IT/changes, you will most likely benefit from this session. Click the link below to view a copy of the presentation! Narcissists Drama Queens & Psychopaths - PDF

If Quality is the New Currency, What is Your Exchange Rate on Orders?

Presenters: Tom Pawlik, Krista Bennett, Mike Baeske It can be challenging to get your providers into an overwhelmingly complicated orders module with scrolling custom lists and endless clicks. The process can be simplified without the need of a computer programmer or extensive training, while custom development can elevate your processes to a whole other level. Did you know you can keep your providers and staff in their normal routine, while creating multiple orders, putting money in your pocket and aiding in subsequent workflows? Join Ortho Northeast as we share our experiences with managing orders and how it can increase the exchange rate on your quality currency. Click the link below to view a copy of the presentation! If Quality is the New Currency, What is Your Exchange Rate on Orders - PDF

By |2017-11-01T21:12:22-04:00November 1st, 2017|2017 Fall CHUG Presentation, Clinical, IT, Presentation|0 Comments

How to Reduce Errors and Increase Staff Productivity

Presenters: Alison Beber & Kylie Mills Manual processes result in the same mistakes done over and over again. Automation has allowed us to eliminate everyday tasks, reduce staff errors and provide perspective to the decision making process throughout the organization. See how Ortho Northeast has implemented solutions to streamline tedious tasks and improve current operations through the provision of additional information provided by automated reports using GE Centricity data. Through automation in your practice, you can now focus on improving processes rather than doing the process itself. Click the link below to view a copy of the presentation! How to Reduce Errors and Increase Staff Productivity - PDF