Join Next #KareoChat on Telemedicine and Chronic Care

December 28th, 2015 by Kareo

“We believe there’s nothing more powerful than the relationship a doctor has with their patients, and that’s especially true for chronic care patients,” says Teresa Iafolla of eVisit. “Patients with chronic conditions account for 76% of all doctor’s visits–that’s a huge population! We believe telemedicine is one of the best ways to maintain the relationship between physicians and their chronic care patients while utilizing technology that makes treatments more convenient and effective.”

Join @eVisit and @GoKareo for the first #KareoChat of 2016 for a lively discussion using telemedicine with chronically ill patients on Thursday January 7 at 9 AM PT.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. How has health tech already changed the way you work with chronic care patients?
  2. What technologies do you hope to implement in 2016?
  3. 2/3 of Medicare beneficiaries have 2 or more chronic conditions. How will CPT Code 99490 improve the quality of care for those patients? ( http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/12_0137.htm).
  4. How do you think using telemedicine with CCM patients will change care models?
  5. What policy changes would you make to facilitate telemedicine chronic care?
  6. How can physicians help families integrate mHealth and telehealth into existing chronic care?

Bring your questions or post them to #KareoChat ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

About eVisit

eVisit was founded with one mission in mind: to fundamentally simplify healthcare.  There are a lot of ways to accomplish that, but eVisit’s team is tackling our complex healthcare system with a physician-first, user-friendly telemedicine software that lets providers securely videochat their patients. We want to give hardworking providers better technology so they can provide the highest level of care and strengthen their existing doctor-patient relationships.

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More Updates to Labs & Studies 2.0 for Kareo EHR

December 22nd, 2015 by Kareo

On Thursday, December 17, Kareo EHR was upgraded to the latest version. In this release is an upgrade to the latest Labs and Studies module. You should review all of the new features in this eLearning module on or before January 8, 2016. Your practice will be automatically upgraded to Kareo EHR Labs & Studies Version 2.0 the week of January 11, 2016. We have also released an improvement to the “Create Clinical Note” button in the EHR Dashboard to allow providers to create the note type of their choice quickly from the Dashboard. For more details, read the full release notes.

Mandatory Upgrade to Labs & Studies Version 2.0 in January!
Overall improvements to the core Labs & Studies workflows including ordering, processing, sign-off, and follow-up to improve efficiency and usability. For more details, read the full release notes.

The release also includes:

  1. Improved handling of Labs & Studies permissions for office staff role
  2. Limited Signed category in practice Labs & Studies view to last 24 hours
  3. Clearer auditing of who signed a lab result and when
  4. Prompt user to sign up for electronic lab (eLab) connections in-app
  5. Prompt user to add lab viewer when designating follow-up

For more details, read the full release notes.

Note Type Selection Drop-down Added to EHR Dashboard “Create Clinical Note” Button
This feature is intended to reduce the number of clicks to get you to the right note type. A drop down has been added to the “Create Clinical Note” button in the Dashboard so any note type the practice has active can be chosen speeding selection of the right note type. For more details, read the full release notes.

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Kareo Sponsors Holiday Giving Tree

December 21st, 2015 by Kareo

There is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to give to others. This holiday, Kareo again supported local non-profit, Grandma’s House Of Hope. Nearly 100 gift wishes were attached to ornaments and placed on the Giving Tree, including requests for clothes, shoes, hair accessories, and gift cards. Participation in this program is completely voluntary, and all 98 requests were filled by Kareo employees and were delivered last week.

Located in Santa Ana, Grandma’s House of Hope provides basic needs and enrichment services to women, children, and families living in extreme poverty and facing seemingly insurmountable barriers, including human trafficking, domestic violence, life-threatening illnesses, and severe mental health concerns. Their mission is to empower the invisible populations of Orange County.

Kareo sends best wish to all of the families supported by this organization and to you and your families for a safe and happy holiday season!

 

 

 

 

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Join #KareoChat: Prepare Now To Kickoff 2016 On A Healthy Note!

December 14th, 2015 by Kareo

Kat Quinn, MBA is passionate about empowering the doctor-patient relationship to improve better health outcomes across America! She is an advocate for Direct Care because it reduces healthcare disparities for all socioeconomic classes and age demographics, provides quality time and care, and increases patient engagement and satisfaction.  Her mission is to build a healthier tomorrow, today!

“It is a pleasure to host @GoKareo’s last #KareoChat of the year, Direct Care: Prepare Now to Kickoff 2016 On a Healthy Note,” says Kat. “It’s that time of season where everyone starts to think about a healthy New Year’s resolution. What better way to kick off 2016 on a healthy note by becoming a valued member of a Direct Care practice near you!”

 

Join Kat , special guest @LifeStyleDocs, and  @GoKareo for this conversation on Thursday December 17 at 9 AM PT.

Here are the chat questions to help you prepare your thoughts and join the conversation.

  1. What is Direct Care?
  2. How does Direct Care optimize health outcomes?
  3. What healthy programs and lifestyle medicine do Direct Care practices offer?
  4. What kind of digital health platforms do Direct Care practices integrate with and offer?
  5. How can Direct Care members help others enjoy compassionate care with Direct Care and reduce disparity in their community?
  6. What does Direct Care’s population health initiatives look like for 2016?
  7. How can someone get on healthy path in 2016 with Direct Care? (visit http://sheepguru.com/)

Bring your questions or post them to #KareoChat ahead of time. Hope to see you there!

Direct Care puts the healthcare consumer back in the driver seat of their own health and wellness! Why not have a passenger, too, on the path to health and wellness. This holiday season, let’s give the gift of compassionate care with Direct Care by sponsoring a senior citizen’s DPC membership in need of quality care today! #DPCMembersPayItForward give a caring and sharing hand for better community health and wellness across America in 2016!  #AdoptaGrandparent here: http://sheepguru.com/adopt-grand-parents

Connect with Kat 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pophealthchick
@PopHealthChick

 

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Join Elizabeth Woodcock for Free Webinar on Medical Billing Changes Coming in 2016

December 11th, 2015 by Kareo

Getting Paid in 2016: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
10:00 AM PT, 1:00 PM ET

Learn about key changes in medical billing coming for practices in 2016 in this free webinar 

Are you wondering how the implementation of ICD-10, dramatic changes to meaningful use and the government’s newest incentive program will affect your practice in 2016? This is no time to go into retreat mode. In this high-energy educational webinar, national speaker and author Elizabeth Woodcock highlights the key changes in payments for practices in 2016.

Take this webinar’s tactics back to your practice to improve your bottom line in 2016. You’ll come away from this event:

  • With an overview the new CPT codes that will go into effect in 2016, as well as the fall-out from the October 2015 implementation of ICD-10
  • Aware of the reimbursement changes to the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including the Advanced Care Planning codes
  • Having the ground rules for participating in the government’s incentive programs for 2016 to gain incentives—and avoid penalties
  • Understanding the new government incentive program—the Merit-based Incentive Payment System—and how to prepare

Register now to to join Elizabeth. We’re sure you’ll be enlightened!

Register Now

About the Speaker

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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