Events and Important Dates

 

Training

eSolutions (Practice Insight) Webinars

Lockbox

May 21, 2020  10:00 AM CST   Events and Important Dates Registration

Eligibility Manager

June 4, 2020  10:00 AM CST      

           Claim Manager – Advanced

June 9, 2020  10:00 AM CST      

Clinical Claim Scrubbing

June 11, 2020  10:00 AM CST      

 

 

Industry

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.***

Office Evaluation and Management (E/M) CPT Code Revisions

10 tips to prepare your practice for E/M office visit changes

AlphaII presents Brown Bag Webinar Series on E/M Changes

 

Software

Lytec 2020

Lytec 2020 was released on 03/12/2020.

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