Is Your Practice Ready for Meaningful Use Stage 2?

April 25th, 2013 by Kareo

register to learn the ins and outs of meaningful use stage 2

The final rules regarding meaningful use in Stage Two of the government’s EHR Incentive Program are out. To date, billions of dollars of incentive funds have been paid to eligible physicians and providers across the United States. The rules to gain your incentive are changing-whether you are a first-timer, or a seasoned participant ready to launch into Stage Two. The important question: Is your practice ready?

Experienced medical practice expert Elizabeth Woodcock guides you through the requirements for Stage Two-and recent announcements that will affect Stage One.

  • Discover what objectives and measurements the government will require in Stage Two-and what it will take for your providers to successfully qualify.
  • Recognize the implications of the changes, and how to gear up for those changes today.
  • Understand the repercussions of not participating based on penalties that will be applied in 2015.

Gain knowledge about Stage Two in this dynamic and informative webinar-and learn the answer to questions that you might not have even thought to ask. Join us in this session to gear up for Stage Two of Meaningful Use. This event is brought to you by Physicians Practice and sponsored by Kareo.

Register now to learn the ins and outs of meaningful use stage 2

About the Speaker:

Elizabeth Woodcock, practice management expert, teaches how to manage your denials in order to improve your medical billing results

Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC is a professional speaker, trainer and author specializing in medical practice management. She has focused on medical practice operations and revenue cycle management for more than 20 years.

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Pri-Med West 2013 Booth #937

April 23rd, 2013 by Joann Doan

PriMed kareo medical office software medical billing healthcare tradeshow“As a primary care clinician, you are at the center of patient care.”

Pri-Med West is local for Kareo! It will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  We’re excited to participate in one of healthcare’s busiest conferences.  Pri-Med’s primary target audience are primary care providers that gather together to discuss and learn about the latest ideas in primary care medicine.

Pri-Med Details:
Dates: May 1st – May 4th
Location: Anaheim, CA
Primary Audience: Primary Care

What you can look forward to at Pri-Med West:

-  Keynote Speakers: John Halamka, MD, Holly Atkinson, MD and Martin Shapiro, MD, PhD
-  Topics Include:

  • The Future of IT in Primary Care
  • Should Medical Professionalism Include Advocacy?
  • The Affordable Care Act: What It Means for California

-  A chance to network with primary-care providers, exhibitors and attendees
-  Earn up to 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Come visit Kareo at Booth #937! There will be an iPad mini drawing on Day 2 of Pri-Med so come and pick the brains of our representatives regarding the latest Kareo features.  We’ll also be handing out Kareo stress balls so be sure to swing by!

We’re very active on social media so like us, tweet us, and join us to be consistently updated on what’s happening at Pri-Med West!

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You can also get updates throughout the conference by following Pri-Med’s twitter: @PriMed_Alerts.

We hope to see you there!

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Your Best Medical Billing Tip Could Win You $250 in Our Monthly Contest!

April 18th, 2013 by Joann Doan

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The winner of our April Kareo “Medical Billing Tip of the Month” was Vandana Jain of Mensana Center.  Read the winning tip here.

It will soon be time to choose our May Medical Billing Tip of the Month, and we wanted to remind you to submit your best billing ideas so you have a chance to win $250.  You have great odds — every month, we’ll select one tip that offers the most upside for practices trying to improve their collections and bottom line, and the winner will receive an American Express gift card for $250.

And remember, YOU choose the winner: We’ll post the top 3 entries on our Facebook page, and you can vote on the one you think is best! Don’t miss your chance to vote for the Billing Tip of the Month!

Once the winner is selected, we’ll publish your tip on our website and our monthly e-newsletter and give you credit with a byline that includes your name and company.  So you not only win a prize, you’ll also get free publicity for your billing service or practice in front of thousands of providers and colleagues.

To enter, just send an email to and describe your billing tip in 500 words or less.  Include any experience and results you’ve had with using this tip, and that will enhance your chances of winning.  The tip can include processes, forms, better ways to utilize Kareo features…the field’s wide open.  We just want to tell our customers how to improve their billing and bring more to the bottom line.

To enter for the month of May, please submit your tip by Friday, April 26, 2013.

We look forward to reading your tips and awarding the prize. Good luck!

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Complimentary Webinar: What You Need to Know about Meaningful Use Now!

April 17th, 2013 by Kareo

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT
Speakers: Barbara Drury, FHIMSS

There is a new landscape for electronic health records (EHR) in the post-ARRA/HITECH era for medical practices. Looking ahead, meaningful use (MU) is having a huge impact on the healthcare business, industry, and physician offices. If you are just getting started with MU or haven’t implemented an EHR yet, you need to join us at this event. This presentation will review how we got where we are, what you need to know to navigate this new landscape, and what is coming down the road from HHS and CMS around electronic health records. You’ll learn:

  • About the history of Meaningful Use
  • The basic requirements of Meaningful Use
  • The maximum incentives and the penalties
  • And where things are headed!

Register today!  You don’t want to miss this.

Who Should Attend Private practice owners, physicians, practice managers, office managers and others concerned about selecting, purchasing, and implementing an EHR and attesting for meaningful use.

Register now for this Kareo demo webinar to learn how Kareo medical billing software can help you streamline your medical billing


About Your Speaker:

Barbara Drury, BA, FHIMSS, is President of Pricare Inc., an independent health information technology consulting firm founded in 1982. She frequently lectures and writes about the impact of office-based computer systems and electronic medical record systems for entities such as medical societies, healthcare organizations, and others. Ms. Drury is an appointee to the ONC’s Technical Expert Panel on Unintended Consequences of HIT Adoption. She has achieved Fellow Status with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and currently serves on the HIMSS Public Policy Committee. Ms. Drury is also a frequent speaker at the HIMSS Annual Conference and is the recipient of the December 2004 and the April 2009 Spirit of HIMSS award.

Register now for this Kareo demo webinar to learn how Kareo medical billing software can help you streamline your medical billing

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Document Upload Now Available in Kareo EHR

April 16th, 2013 by Kareo

On Monday, April 15, Kareo EHR was upgraded to the latest version. This month, the main focus was adding a feature that will enable practices to upload documents to patient charts.

Document Upload Capability
Kareo EHR now provides users with the ability to upload documents. Users can upload any image, PDF, or Word document to the Kareo EHR and insert it into one of two sections with the patient chart—either “Notes” or “Demographics – Admin Documents”. Documents will be placed in chronological order, according to document type. The new “Documents” tab is available from all screens. Read More

EHR Document UploadMore Enhancements & Updates
For more on this month’s enhancements and updates to the help center, read the full release notes.

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