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Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
MANDATORY 03/01/2020 – The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (Texas PMP), managed by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, collects and monitors outpatient prescription data for all Schedule II, III, IV and V controlled substances dispensed by a pharmacy in Texas or to a Texas resident from a pharmacy located in another state. The Texas PMP is a patient care tool that can be used to inform prescribing practices, as well as address prescription drug misuse and diversion. The Texas PMP shares prescription data with 30 other states and entities, allowing prescribers and pharmacists to track prescriptions dispensed outside the state of Texas. Registration Manual
MIPS 2019 Data Submission
Data submission deadline is extended to April 30, 2020. MIPS eligible clinicians who do not submit their MIPS data by the April 30, 2020 deadline will have the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy applied and receive a neutral payment adjustment for the 2021 payment year. Quality Payment Program
2021 CPT Evaluations and Management Coding Changes
CMS has adopted much of the new AMA E/M (evaluation and management) code and guideline changes and they become effective January 1, 2021. These changes affect office encounters and other outpatient visits. More importantly, the changes could have financial, liability, and contractual ramifications for your clinic. Please use the links below to get familiar and get started planning for the new rules. ***PLEASE NOTE: there are no mandates that require your EHR to incorporate these new guidelines into their systems.***
Microsoft DNS Vulnerability (July 2020)
Microsoft has published a newly discovered vulnerability in their DNS service. If you run a windows network using a Microsoft Server, you are almost certainly using this DNS service. All versions of Windows server OS are vulnerable, up to and including the latest 2019 build. The notice is here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4569509/windows-dns-server-remote-code-execution-vulnerability.
Ensure your system receives this patch immediately.
Lytec 2020 was released on 03/12/2020. Click here for more info.
Presales start 10/19/2020! Click here for more info.
Microsoft SQL Server End of Life
SQL Server licenses are included with Lytec installations for your Lytec databases. Those on older versions of Lytec are not HIPAA compliant if their database application is no longer being supported by Microsoft as security updates are no longer being issued. The following SQL Server versions will no longer receive updates after the listed date. Be sure to update your Lytec in order to remain HIPAA compliant with your SQL database.
SQL Server 2012 – January 14, 2014
SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 – June 9, 2019
SQL Server 2012 (SP3) – July 12, 2022
Microsoft OS End of Support
Security updates are required so that clinics remain HIPAA compliant. The following operating systems will no longer receive updates after the listed date. Older operating system not listed have already met their end of life. Ensure your systems are updated prior to the listed date. So, older hardware may need to be replaced to run the latest operating systems.
Windows 7 SP1 – January 14, 2020
Windows Server 2008 – January 14, 2020
Windows Server 2008 R2 – January 14, 2020
Windows 8.1 – January 10, 2023
Windows Server 2012 – January 10, 2023
Windows 10 – January 14, 2025