Bridging the gap between HYPE & HEALTHCARE

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An fantastic overview of Medicare Advantage Plans, and what you need to know and understand before enrolling with these plans.

Want to know more about medicare stimulas? Obama EHR stimulus package? Local medicare advantage plans? Stimulus electronic medical records incentives? Where to bill medicare advantage claims?

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Software Gives Prescribers Electronic Access to Prescription Benefit, Prescription History and Prescription Routing

ALEXANDRIA, Va., and ST. PAUL, Minn. – May 27, 2010 – Surescripts®, the Nation’s E-Prescription Network, today announced that eight vendors representing nine physician software products have completed Gold certification. The resulting Gold Solution Provider status is granted to vendors with software products that have surpassed Surescripts’ baseline product certification to meet criteria that  demonstrate a higher level commitment to e-prescribing.

The following vendors have achieved Surescripts Gold Solution Provider status for their respective products:

Allscripts – Professional EHR Version 8.3 Update 1

CureMD – CureMD EHR Version 10

Doctations – Doctations Version 1

DrFirst – Rcopia Version 3.0

H2H – DigitalRx Version 2.1

NewCrop – NewCrop Core Version 10.1

OmniMD – OmniMD Version 8.2

RxNT – RxNT Version 6.1.4

RxNT – RxNT EMR Version 7.0

Gold Solution Provider status recognizes physician technology vendors that are advancing electronic prescribing and healthcare interoperability with customers in the United States. This certification is designed to recognize physician technology vendors’ products that leverage the complete resources and capabilities of Surescripts and its network to improve the safety, efficiency and quality of the prescribing process.

“For physicians making an investment in the safety of their patients, the efficiency of their practice and the quality of their own clinical decision making, Gold Solution Provider status helps them know which software vendors are meeting the highest standards for e-prescribing,” said Harry Totonis, president and CEO of Surescripts. “We congratulate Allscripts, CureMD, Doctations, DrFirst, H2H, NewCrop, OmniMD and RxNT on completing Gold level certification for their respective products in 2009.”

To utilize the Surescripts network, prescribers, pharmacies and PBMs must use software that has completed the Surescripts certification process.

This process ensures that the software is able to send and receive electronic messages in accordance with industry standards and that it provides open choice for medication selection and dispensing location. Additionally, certification focuses on patient safety, efficiency of the electronic prescribing process and ease of use by end users.

For more information about Surescripts certification, visit

One of the foundations of the growth of e-prescribing is the work that Surescripts has done over the past six years certifying the software applications of every major e-prescribing and electronic


CureMD Webinar TODAY – Learn Medicare Advantage Plans

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CureMD is a Proud Partner in National Health IT Week 2010

This June, CureMD — as a partner in the advancement of health information technology to help improve healthcare — is joining approximately 150 public and private sector organizations in Washington, DC, to participate in the Fifth Annual National Health IT Week (June 14  – 18, 2010).  National Health IT Week 2010 is a partner-led collaborative forum where public and private healthcare constituents work in unison to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT.

Now, with the enactment of economic stimulus and healthcare reform legislation, there is no better time for the health IT community to come together under one umbrella to examine the current policy landscape and raise awareness on the benefits of heath IT for the U.S. healthcare system.

Initiated in 2006 by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Health IT Week has emerged as a landmark occasion for bringing together diverse national healthcare stakeholders to develop neutral, common ground for the advancement of health IT adoption with “One Voice, One Vision.”

The week consists of several partner events, including:

Health IT holds a prominent role in Washington D.C., and  National Health IT Week 2010 participants —vendors, provider organizations, payers, pharmaceutical/biotech companies, government agencies, industry/professional associations, research foundations, and consumer protection groups— are working together to elevate national attention to the advantages of advancing health IT

Visit for a full list of partners and updates on the Week’s activities. Working together with our growing coalition of stakeholders, CureMD is helping to transform healthcare for all.


CureMD Webinar – Learn Medicare Advantage Plans Before Enrolling

Medicare Advantage Plans

An overview of Medicare Advantage Plans, and what you need to know and understand before enrolling with these plans.

Presenter: Robert Goff
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Time: 3:30 – 4:00PM
Duration: 30 minutes

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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CureMD EHR V10 CCHIT Certified® 2011with Five Stars for Usability

CureMD EHR V10 CCHIT Certified® 2011with Five Stars for Usability.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2010 — CureMD Corporation, the leading provider of web based electronic health records (EHR), practice management, patient portal and revenue cycle service, announced today that CureMD EHR V10 has earned its designation as a fully CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR in the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology’s (CCHIT®) independently developed certification program. Also, based on CCHIT’s first usability testing for ambulatory EHRs, CureMD EHR earned a five star rating, the commission’s highest.

During the commission’s multifaceted inspection process based on real-life medical scenarios that are designed to test products rigorously against the complex needs of health care providers, CureMD EHR was thoroughly tested using criteria that inspect an EHR’s integrated functionality, interoperability and security as well as usability.
As a fully CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR, CureMD EHR passed inspection of 100 percent of these criteria including verification of successful use at live sites.

“Believing there is no meaningful use without the ease of use, CureMD EHR’s highest usability rating validates how it can simplify meaningful use, drive outcomes and subsidy payments to maximize value and returns. With the most current certification, our Internet based service remains ahead of other obsolete desktop based disparate systems – offering all that providers need to succeed in today’s quality driven reimbursement environment”, Said Bill Hashmat, CIO at CureMD Corporation.

About CureMD
CureMD is a leading provider of innovative health information management solutions that drive outcomes through meaningful use, transforming administrative and clinical operations of healthcare organizations of all sizes. CureMD’s revolutionary technology simplifies decision making, streamlines operations and ensures compliance to industry standards and best practices, ultimately saving time and effort to maximize value and returns.

CureMD EHR/PM/Portal and billing service is designed to personalize care delivery, enhance quality and patient safety, optimize efficiency and minimize cost.

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2006 as an official certification body for electronic health records (EHR). Its public mission is to accelerate the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. More information on CCHIT, CCHIT Certified products and Preliminary ARRA certified technology is available at and

“CCHIT®” and “CCHIT Certified®” are registered trademarks of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.



CureMD EMR Economic Stimulus

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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH”) includes $19 billion for health information technology.

$17 billion

Physician Incentives: Incentive bonuses from medicare/Medicaid

$2 billion
HHS Discretionary Funds (for use by national coordinator of health IT) Standards Development Grants (AHRQ, HRSA, CMS), HIE Infrastructure, Loans to the States for EHR, Regional HIT Resource Centers, Telemedicine, Efficiency Studies

$17 Billion in Incentives requires proof of “meaningful” use

Use of CERTIFIED PRODUCT as determined appropriate by the sec. of HHS
The EHR technology must be connected.

Those that adopt first will benefit the most (declining incentives)

Physicians can earn between $44,000 to $64,000 over five years from Medicare/Medicaid if they are utilizing an EHR in 2011. Late adopters will receive significantly less. Providers may receive incentives under only one of the programs 2015 reductions in Medicare/medicaid fees for non-EHR users. Hospitals can earn up to $2,000,000 plus discharge bonuses (total payout
to them could be $10 million+)