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December 2017 Newsletter
|Holiday Closings: DocuTrac offices will close on Friday the 22nd of December at 12:00 noon ET, and will be closed on Christmas day, Monday the 25th. We will reopen on Tuesday December 26th, at 9:00 AM. |
For the New Year, we will be closed on Monday, January1st, New Year’s Day, and will reopen on Tuesday January 2nd at 9:00 AM, ET.
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Disaster
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and was one of the worst disasters to hit the island in a hundred years. Recovery has been slow. You can track it and learn how you can help on the FEMA Statistics Progress in Puerto Rico web page.
TheraManager DocuTrac donated software licenses to one of our partner practices that added clinical providers to assist and treat recently displaced families from Puerto Rico.
QuicDoc® and Office Therapy®
LIMITED TIME OFFER! For customers using RETIRED versions of QuicDoc and/or Office Therapy software, purchase an Annual Maintenance plan and receive the upgrade to our latest version for $199.00 (a regular $499.00 value)!
To take advantage of these great offers call 877-206-1181 before the year ends!
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
According to an American Psychiatric Association blog written in 2016," Mindfulness Practices May Help Treat Many Mental Health Conditions, “A great deal of research has documented physical health benefits of mindfulness, such as an improved immune system, lower blood pressure, and better sleep. Mindfulness has also been linked to mental health benefits, such as reduced stress and anxiety, and improved concentration and focus, less emotional reactivity.”
Mindfulness based approaches are being used to help prevent relapse in depression, substance use disorder, anxiety symptoms, psychosis, and ADHD. The final paragraph in the article is this, “If you are curious and haven’t yet given mindfulness a try, there are numerous online resources and apps to help you get started, such as Mindfulness Coach developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You may find yourself a little less stressed and more relaxed!”
CMS Final Rule for 2018 Medicare/Medicaid Fees
The 2018 Medicare/Medicaid Physician Fee Schedule which was released in early November has many changes. Notably, it will increase physician payment rates by 0.41 percent for 2018 compared to 2017.
In an article in MedCityNews, CMS shakes up telemedicine, will pay for more services, Erin Dietsche writes, "CMS will be paying for more telehealth services. The agency created multiple new codes, which cover instances around lung cancer, health risk assessments, psychotherapy, chronic care management and interactive complexity."
In her article she goes on to quote the CMS press release, "To strengthen access to care, especially for those living in rural areas, CMS is transforming access to Medicare telehealth services by paying for more services and making it easier for providers to bill for these services. Improving access to telehealth services reflects CMS’ work to modernize Medicare payments to promote patient-centered innovations."
Total Medication Adherence with DrFirst®
Medication management is critical when it comes to patient outcomes. DrFirst can help therapists provide optimal patient care with Total Medication Adherence. This includes medication history and adherence monitoring and support, as well as electronic prior authorizations and prescribing of controlled substances for those providers who can prescribe.
With DrFirst you can monitor patient medication adherence; expand patient adherence with clinical, behavioral and socioeconomic support tools within your workflow; and obtain key details about medication history, drug allergies, and formulary information.
For information on electronic prescribing for QuicDoc® Pro and Enterprise, please call our Sales Department at 800-850-8510.
Join us on Friday, January 19th at 12:00 ET for a free webinar. Learn how to take advantage of QuicDoc’s NEW ability to use virtually any form for your notes and treatment plans.
For more information and to register, visit the Events page on our website.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.” John Lennon
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