Patagonia Health adds New eCQMs to EHR Meaningful Use GraphicIn preparation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use and 2015 certification, Patagonia Health has already upgraded its EHR system with additional electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). Providers using Patagonia Health can now use these updated measure to report 2017 data.   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updates its requirements for submission in CMS programs to ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Ready for New Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers are ChangingMedicare Identification Numbers for beneficiaries will be changing! Beginning April, 2018 Medicare will not be using the beneficiary Social Security Numbers as part of the identification numbers for medical claims. The new MBI (Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers) will be an 11 digit alpha-numeric ID. Medicare will be mailing new cards to the beneficiary addresses they have ... Read more...

Debbie Widener Presented at NCPHA 2017 Fall Educational Conference Debbie Widener PresentingPatagonia Health’s resident billing expert, Debbie Widener, presented at this year’s NCPHA Fall Educational Conference (FEC) in Asheville, NC.  Her vast knowledge of public health and billing best practices have proven beneficial to our customers and we are proud to have shared her knowledge and expertise with the attendees at NC Public Health Association’s annual ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Recognized by Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine as a Top 10 Most Promising EHR Solution for 2017 Abhi Muthiyan CTOPatagonia Health has always worked hard to develop a top notch EHR solution for the past several years and it has paid off.  Recognized by Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine as a Top 10 Most Promising EHR, confirms that Patagonia Health is doing all the right things.   “Just a few years ago, the people I would call ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Partners with Phrase Express Making Clinical Documentation Even Easier for Providers Clinical DocumentationPatagonia Health has partnered with Phrase Express, a third party vendor, who provides a unique way of fast-tracking the clinical documentation process.  Now doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants can save all their favorite phrases directly in the EHR.  Typically, providers reuse the same phrases (to describe patient problems and diagnosis).  This software saves the ... Read more...

Patagonia Health helps Customers Prepare for Security Risk Assessments Security Risk AssessmentsAccording to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule all covered entities are required to conduct a security risk assessment of their agency.  This is to insure all protected Health Information remains, well, protected.   Health departments can now lean on their EHR vendor, Patagonia Health for help.  Through an agreement with EHR 2.0 ... Read more...

Save Paper and Time with Patagonia Health’s built-in Electronic Patient Consent Forms Electronic Patient Consent FormsPatagonia Health offers an integrated Electronic Patient Consent Forms feature in the EHR which is available as an optional feature to all customers.  This added feature includes many standard consent forms such as Acknowledgement of Receipt of Notice of Privacy and the Family Planning General Consent for Services. In addition to large library of consent ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Supports 2-Factor Authentication 2-factor authenticationPatagonia Health EHR supports 2-factor authentication via one-time password (OTP) through SMS or email. Practice Administrators can modify 2-factor configuration in the EHR so that users logging into the EHR would be required to enter an additional 6-digit code that they receive on their registered SMS or email address.   This feature is not required to use ... Read more...

Patagonia Health Offers Billing and Payment Services through Partnership with BillFlash Payment Services and BillingAre you still licking envelopes and manually folding invoices?  Are you spending way too much time printing and processing and mailing invoices just to get paid?  Well, you may be interested in new payment services that interface with your Patagonia Health EHR billing system.   Patagonia Health has partnered with BillFlash, a third party vendor, who provides ... Read more...

Thanks to Wilkes County Health Department, Many Public Health Departments Reap the Benefits of Patagonia Health’s TB App Patagonia Health collaborates with its customers to develop innovative advanced apps to add specific functionality needed by Public Health Departments. This is widely known among our customers who have been the recipients of these beneficial platforms, such as the robust TB App developed in collaboration with 20+ health departments including Wilkes County Health Department ... Read more...