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Uniform Data Systems (UDS) Reporting in NextGen

It’s that time of the year again when many of you are knee-deep with UDS reporting in NextGen. NextGen has a beneficial tool, the NextGen UDS Reporting Console, available to download and install for free. Please Note* There are specific requirements for the environment. Whether this is your first introduction to the tool, or you [...]

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General SQL Server Indexes: Performance Review and Improvement

Investigate potential query performance issues with this general overview for SQL Server Management Studio users. This review will improve the performance of tables and views that have substantial amounts of data and reference indexes. An index contains keys built from one or more columns in the table or view. These keys are stored within the server and enable SQL Server [...]

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Have you configured Covid-19 vaccines in your NextGen EHR?

As health centers continue to administer the COVID 19 vaccinations, here are some instructions on best practices for configuring your electronic health record to provide this service to patients. There are several steps to perform within File Maintenance to ensure that your vaccinations are properly configured - we have the steps listed below. COVID-19 Vaccine [...]

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Don’t forget to add the 3rd Dose CPT for Moderna and Pfizer into Your NextGen System

As a friendly reminder, you can now add the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set for the third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The expedited approval of new administration codes that are unique to the third dose of the current COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna and Pfizer was announced by the AMA on [...]

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3 Ways to Customize NextGen For a Better User Experience

Have you ever logged into Nextgen and wished you could customize a few things to help navigate through NextGen easier?  Did you know that NextGen has several settings options that you can customize to help make your workflow smoother? This blog will provide you with a few quick and easy tips to help you [...]

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HIMSS21- Takeaways and Thoughts of Meeting During a Pandemic

So? What did you think of HIMSS21? I’ve been asking myself the same question since attending the delayed event in Las Vegas, NV. Like many of you, we asked ourselves, “will it happen? But we ultimately decided that with the proper precautions in place by both HIMSS and ourselves, we should take the opportunity to [...]

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2022 is Coming – Are you prepared?

The MIPS 2022 Proposed Rule has been released. Take a look at some of the highlights related to Traditional MIPS that could impact your organization. Clinical Social Workers and Certified Nurse Mid-Wives would be included in the eligible clinician definition. CMS is proposing that the performance threshold is 75 points and the additional exceptional performance [...]

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Importing Claim Response Files in NextGen

Are you importing your claim response files? When you send your claim files through your clearinghouse, you should be receiving two ANSI EDI file types with responses that can be imported into NextGen. Importing these files will give visual indicators to your billing team and allow for reporting. Let’s discuss the life cycle of the [...]

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Did You Know? CMS Updates MIPS Exception Applications

HAVE YOU BEEN IMPACTED? Did you know that CMS updated the MIPS program exception applications for the 2021 reporting year? You can find more information on both of these applications on the Quality Payment Program website. There are two exception applications available in 2021: 1. The Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception application allows you to [...]

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