Patagonia Health Recognized by Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine as a Top 10 Most Promising EHR Solution for 2017

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Patagonia Health Recognized by Healthcare Tech Outlook Magazine as a Top 10 Most Promising EHR Solution for 2017

Abhi Muthiyan CTO

Patagonia 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 on hadn’t heard of Patagonia Health, but today when I introduce myself, I rarely need to explain who Patagonia Health is” says Tom Power, Director of Business Development.  The technology goes through an enhancement process every six weeks, where new features are rolled out and existing features are enhanced to add value to customers.  Over an eight year span, these enhancements add up to become a very robust EHR solution.
 

But Patagonia Health doesn’t stop with a great software.  As quoted in the article, Ashok Mathur, CEO states “Customers select us for our unique technology but refer us to their colleagues for our superb service as we focus every day to earn 100% customer reference ability.”
 

Healthcare Tech Outlook magazine publishes an annual listing of 10 companies that are at the forefront of providing EMR/EHR solutions for the healthcare industry and impacting the marketplace. Patagonia Health is honored to be captured in the 2017 edition.

Enhancing Revenue for Family Planning Clinics

With the worries of a major loss of Title X funding across the nation, Family Planning clinics need to be cautious about spending and streamlining all efforts in order to keep costs minimal. Family planning services are provided by a variety of agencies including local health departments, community health centers (CHC), and federally qualified Health Clinics (FQHC).  These agencies all run on very tight budgets so taking measures to enhance revenue for family planning is critical.  They also have the added burden of annual FPAR (Family Planning Annual Reports) requirements. At the same time, they need to be sure that claims are not denied for inaccurate processing, which would cause an interruption of revenue. This all comes on the heels of the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding.

To alleviate some of the new burdens of the billing process, the Family Planning National Training Center has published an easy reference ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk for all the most commonly used Family Planning diagnosis codes. This is a resource guide, not a replacement of knowledge, to keep your workflow smooth and without delay of revenue during the learning curves of transition.

The coding tool spreadsheet has three separate tabs covering ICD Diagnosis codes by QFP domain, common diagnosis (dx) or symptoms most often seen in Family Planning facilities, and Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) qualifiers for ICD codes. The tool converts ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes, although some of the ICD-9 codes will require secondary codes for specificity as they could translate to multiple ICD-10 codes.

Another valuable resource is your Electronic Health Record software. A worthwhile EHR software should have a built in ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk as well. Also, your EHR can help make it easier for clinicians to evaluate a patient’s details to more accurately determine which ICD-10 code(s) to use. This detail allows for more specificity and accuracy, depending on your patient’s history and records on file. Be sure to get the full picture of your patient before selecting your ICD-10 code. If you have not yet adopted an EHR system, choose one that will aid in this process and help prevent claims denials. By automating the processes, EHRs can also automatically generate the FPAR reports.

Download ICD crosswalk cheat sheets here, or get help from the Family Planning National Training Centers Coding Tool now. ICD-9/10 Crosswalk

Patagonia Health Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

Electronic health record achieves compliance with Meaningful Use 2014 Edition

CARY, N.C. (April 7, 2014) – Patagonia Health, a leading provider of cloud and apps-based healthcare software, announced today that its electronic health record (EHR) version 4.0 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”Meaningful Use 2014 Edition places an emphasis on connectivity, interoperability and clinical quality measures,” said Ashok Mathur, co-founder and CEO of Patagonia Health. “Patagonia Health implementation makes it easy for providers to achieve the next level of Meaningful Use certification without any changes in their regular workflow. Connections with other providers using options like Direct Project, HIE and CCDA exchange on a patient portal are readily available, and clinical quality measures are automatically tracked.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the Meaningful Use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating Meaningful Use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

 

Patagonia Health’s EHR version 4.0, which met the requirements for 2014 Complete EHR testing, is a unique cloud and apps-based EHR, practice management and billing solution. It is one of the few public health, behavioral health and primary care EHR solutions that has been certified for Meaningful Use 2014 Edition.

 

This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

 

Patagonia Health’s Complete EHR Ambulatory solution, version 4.0, was 2014 Edition-certified on March 28, 2014, according to certificate number 03282014-2220-5. Modules tested included 170.314(a)(1-15); 170.314(b)(1-5, 7); 170.314(c)(1-3); 170.314(d)(1-8); 170.314(e)(1-3); 170.314(f)(1-3) and 170.314(g)(2-4). Clinical Quality Measures tested included CMS069v2; CMS122v2; CMS126v2; CMS134v2; CMS138v2; CMS146v2; CMS148v2; CMS165v2 and CMS166v3. Additional software used included EMR Direct.

 

Your subscription fees for the product includes all the required elements for you to qualify for Meaningful Use 2014 Edition. Patagonia Health does not charge any fees for you to be fully compliant with the Meaningful Use requirements.

 

All the certified modules are included in the subscription fees.

 

About Patagonia Health Inc.
Patagonia Health Inc. is a healthcare software supplier that has built a cloud and apps-based software solution. The solution includes an integrated, federally-certified, Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management (PM) and Billing software. The company’s mission is to solve two major barriers to EHR adoption, usability and cost, and address customers’ number one problem: billing. Patagonia Health’s one-of-a-kind apps-based system represents a paradigm shift in the EHR software industry, and its highly-intelligent solution uses sophisticated technology that is extremely easy-to-use. Innovative and unique apps provide timely data for organizations to improve workflow, streamline their operations and take their organizations to the next level. For more information, visit www.patagoniahealth.com or email info@patagoniahealth.com.

 

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email DGI@drummondgroup.com.

 

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