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CMS Offers Grace Period for ICD-10 Specificity But Not All Payers Follow Suit

November 10, 2015

ICD-10 CMS Offers Grace Period for ICD-10 Specificity But Not All Payers Follow Suit Medicare review contractors won’t deny ICD-10 claims billed by physicians or other practitioners under the Part B physician fee schedule during either automated medical reviews or complex medical record reviews based solely on the specificity of the ICD-10 diagnosis code, as long as the ...   Read more »

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Congress Passes Historic Medicare Reform to SGR

April 28, 2015

Congress Passes Historic Medicare Reform to SGROn April 15, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed a measure to permanently reform the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) for Part B physician payment. The measure, the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2), reforms the Medicare physician payment system, helps slow healthcare cost...   Read more »

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Senate Clears Bill to Permanently Change Medicare Reimbursement Formula

April 28, 2015

Senate Clears Bill to Permanently Change Medicare Reimbursement Formula The Senate cleared a bill to set a new formula for calculating payments to doctors and other providers who treat Medicare patients, bringing to a close more than a decade of legislative patches for a system that had repeatedly threatened reductions in physician pay. The 92-8 vote was the final stage in months of...   Read more »

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New Webinar: Preparing for ICD-10 Implementation

October 23, 2013

New Webinar: Preparing for ICD-10 Implementation Five Financial Impacts of ICD-10 That You Haven’t Considered It is now 2013—the final full year healthcare providers and payers will use ICD-9. Is your physician practice ready for ICD-10? Have you created a budget that forecasts all of the costs associated with an ICD-10 implementation project? Hint: It’s not just the...   Read more »

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Did You Know....?

April 24, 2013

Did You Know...? McKesson Practice Choice™ for Medisoft and McKesson Practice Choice for Lytec include all Medisoft and Lytec software upgrades for these two products. Additionally, new customers who purchase MPC for Medisoft or MPC for Lytec will also receive a new copy of the corresponding practice management system. Thus, for as little as $249 – and if you are current on...   Read more »

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Important Medisoft® and Lytec® News

April 24, 2013

Important Medisoft® and Lytec® News Effective immediately, McKesson will not sell Medisoft® and Lytec® products directly. All sales of these products will be handled through the VAR Channel. McKesson will continue being there for our VAR partners as they support customers. However, any direct customers who contact McKesson to purchase Medisoft or Lytec, or receive...   Read more »

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Free IPad, IPhone, IPod Touch Application

January 10, 2013

January 4, 2013 Happy New Year McKesson would like to wish you a very happy 2013. We are excited about the new year and the opportunities that it brings to you. We would like to announce the following: Medisoft and Lytec Mobile Applications McKesson is excited to announce the upcoming release of Medisoft Mobile and Lytec Mobile. These mobile applications will allow users to ...   Read more »

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Informational Alert

September 6, 2012

INFORMATIONAL ALERT Connectivity Testing and Early Boarding Opportunities are Coming Soon! Attention: Part A Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, J04901 (WPS), Indian Health Service, Tribal Organizations and Veteran Affairs Electronic Billers Novitas Solutions will offer connectivity testing, on or about September 17, 2012, to Part A Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, J04901 (WPS),...   Read more »

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Comment Period Draws to an End

April 27, 2012

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Comment Period Draws to an End The 60-day comment period for the Meaningful Use Stage 2 proposed rule will end at 5:00 p.m. ET on May 7, 2012. The proposed rule may be found in the March 7 issue of the Federal Register. McKesson is interpreting the proposed rule, and we intend to comment on multiple aspects. There are several characteristics of the Stage 2 ...   Read more »

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Meaningful Use Stage 2 Customer Webinar, Replays Available

April 27, 2012

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Customer Webinar, Replays Available The Meaningful Use Strategic Team (MUST) will host a call for customers on April 30 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. On this call, MUST will discuss creation and troubleshooting of clinical encounters, as well as running and troubleshooting the EHR Performance Metrics report. Please invite your customers to register for the call at the...   Read more »

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