It's Time To Go Mobile

Medisoft Mobile and Lytec mobile are McKesson's brand new free applications for the iPad, iPad mini, iTouch and iPhone. Combined with and Medisoft v18 and Lytec 2013, the latest upgrade for the Medisoft practice management system, Medisoft and Lytec Mobile help your practice run smarter, optimize reimbursement, and improve productivity.

Using the combined offerings of your practice management solution and Medisoft Mobile or Lytec Mobile, will help you:

  • Verify insurance eligibility before scheduling appointments
  • Collect co-payments and balances due at the time of check in
  • Submit claims electronically
  • Produce professional, easy-to-read patient statements
  • Electronically capture your charges and diagnoses.

Focus on Patient Payments

Estimates show that patient payments will account for 30% of a medical practice's revenues this year. Collecting payments from patients after they walk out the door, however, is challenging. BillFlash can help.

Integrated with McKesson's practice management solutions, BillFlash provides professional statements. You'll have all the tools you need to send bills and get paid in all the ways you and your payers want. Integrated Delivery and Payment services eliminates traditional headaches which occur when users are forced to try and work with individual services.

You simply upload and approve, the BillFlash will print and mail, allowing you to eliminate printing, folding, stuffing, sealing, metering and troubleshooting.

New Security for Healthcare IT

1st For Physicians protects health data.

  • Stays up-to-date with HiTech, HIPAA and other standards
  • Helps define, identify and protect PHI and other sensitive data
  • Secures remote access
  • Deploys layered security for broadest range of network coverage
  • Delivers compliance reporting, monitoring and centralized management

CLICK HERE to read the full security rule.

Lori's Coding Corner

Lori Fiandra is a certified coder who works with the CTL Billing Service clients as part of the billing services.

How important is the documentation in the note? Extremely important! If it isn't documented, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! As a provider, you may know that you ordered tests or reviewed labs, however, if you do not document it this can impact the level of your visit.

  • Have you incorporated all of the elements of the visit?
  • Chief complaint
  • History of present illness
  • Review of systems
  • PFSH (past medical, family, social history) areas
  • Exam
  • Assessment and plan
  • And the diagnosis
  • Have you listed the orders: labs, x-rays, etc.?
  • Have you signed and dated the medical note?

Let's talk about the first component of the medical visit: the chief complaint. What is a chief complaint? I often see "follow-up" as a chief complaint. "Follow-up" is NOT a chief complaint! You will not get credit for that, and remember, you must have a chief complaint to get credit for an Evaluation and Management visit. You CAN have "follow-up for hypertension" or "follow-up for sinus infection" but the follow-up must be clear.