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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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  • 3 ideas to Ensure Physician Practice Viability While Promoting Public Health - YouTube Video by Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO
    Whether it is caused by mandated restrictions for elective procedures, patients avoiding or delaying routine care, or loss of health coverage due to high unemployment, physician practices, no matter the setting, have suffered economically during this crisis.  Just like any other business, practices in both private and employed settings depend on volume for revenue, and the decreased volume throughout 2020 can be financially devastating.
  • Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) mandate - YouTube Video by Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has considered extensions or delays, but as of today the law will require for your Medicare and Medicaid patients CDS scripts that an electronic means to transfer the script be used.
  • Remote Patient Monitoring - YouTube Video by Gene Ransom, MedChi CEO
    Learn about the new Remote Patient Monitoring  (RPM) rules that went into effect January 1, 2020.  Every practice should consider embracing Remote Patient Care (Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)) to maintain patient care, monitor therapeutic benefit, and identify problems before they become serious.  Treatment failure and admission to a hospital are not options in the time of COVID-19. Thus, there are clinical and economic reasons to embrace what you may have been reluctant to do in the past.

  • May 18, 2021: Return on Health: Moving beyond the dollars and cents in realizing the value of virtual care
    This report highlights and focuses on the value of virtual care, including a framework to articulate the value of digitally enabled care that accounts for ways in which a wide range of virtual care programs can increase the overall health and generate positive impact for patients, clinicians, payors and society. 
  • New regulations on the access, exchange, and use of patients' electronic health information (EHI)
    The AMA has created a two-part educational resource to help physicians and their medical practices understand the requirements and develop an information blocking compliance program.  Part 1 outlines what information blocking is, key terms to know, examples of information blocking practices and a summary of exceptions for when physicians may restrict the access, exchange or use of EHI.  Part 2 will help physicians start down the path of compliance, including questions to consider, considerations for maintaining a compliance program and next steps.

    The new rules also regulate your EHR vendors and restrict them from blocking information. Your EHR vendor is prohibited from blocking your access, exchange, or use of medical information through contractual, technical, or financial limitations. This could include, but not limited to, excessive fees charged by your vendor to connect to the local HIE, contracts limiting your ability to send information to a clinical data registry, or implementing proprietary technology in a way that prevents you from exporting reports, connecting to diagnostic facilities, or switching EHR vendor products. Like all Actors, EHR vendors must comply with these regulations by April 5, 2021. Information blocking not only affects patients but also physicians; you should reach out to your EHR vendor to discuss what they are doing to come into compliance. 

    The AMA will continue to update these resources as the federal government releases new guidance.

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    • FAQs For Telehealth
      Frequently asked questions about the Board’s regulations regarding Telehealth.  The Board’s Telehealth Regulations are in the Code of Maryland Regulations (“COMAR”) at 10.32.05.  Please note, while these FAQs reflect recent legislative changes, the regulations do not.