Liz Meitner

MU &PQRS Specialist / Project Manager

Recent Posts

MIPS 2017 - Customer Reminder

Posted by Liz Meitner on August 29, 2017

Are you tracking your measures using the Automated Measures 2015 and CQM PQRS 2014 reports available NOW?

Have you been following the steps outlined in the Phoenix Ortho online help for the Advancing Care Information and Quality measures since January 1st, 2017?

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Topics: CMS, MIPS

Miss One of Many Live Customer Trainings?

Posted by Liz Meitner on September 06, 2016


Take advantage of one of the many on-going training opportunities we offer customers at: 


Miss a previous webinar?


Found at

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Topics: meaningful use, MU, CMS, Customer Training

Urgent from CMS: PQRS - Immediate Action Required by June 30th

Posted by Liz Meitner on June 29, 2016


Please see the forwarded URGENT email from CMS below. 

If you are planning on submitting your PQRS data for 2016 from Phoenix Ortho, you need to follow the steps below to Recertify your User Accounts with EIDM.  If this is going to be your first year reporting PQRS from Phoenix Ortho, you will need to have your EIDM account set up as a PQRS submitter.  If you have any questions on how to do this, please see our online help article Report Once using Phoenix Ortho EHR*.  This will guide you to how to report. 

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Topics: Service, PQRS

CMS New Rules for Meaningful Use (MU) 2015 Reporting

Posted by Liz Meitner on October 09, 2015
CMS recently released a final rule that specifies criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The final rule’s provisions encompass 2015 through 2017 (Modified Stage 2) as well as Stage 3 in 2018 and beyond. (See CMS links and PDFs below.)
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Topics: Service, meaningful use

Customer Updates: ICD-10 Cheat Sheet, and much more!

Posted by Liz Meitner on October 01, 2015

ICD-10 is here!

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Topics: Service


Posted by Liz Meitner on July 15, 2015
Subject - CMS Update July 15, 2015 - PV-PQRS Users: Set up Your EIDM Account
Phoenix Ortho Customers:

Our Meaningful Use/PQRS Specialist has been training several of you that have been waiting for this information from CMS to come out. This is a major change in the way you, our customers, will have to report your PQRS from Phoenix Ortho EHR. Please see the following update from CMS and follow their instructions.

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Topics: Service, CMS


Posted by Liz Meitner on July 09, 2015

ABCs of ICD-10 (CMS Infographic) *New as of September 9, 2015

ICD-10 Clinical Concepts for Orthopedics (CMS Clinical Concept Series) *New as of August 18, 2015

An actual action plan from CMS (User interactive/Clickable)  

“Train Your Team" including:  Common codes for your specialty, Primer for Clinical Documentation, Clinical Scenarios, Training and Education Resources. 

Quick start guide (Our Project Managers agree this is excellent information!)

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Topics: Service


Posted by Liz Meitner on June 20, 2015

Important Meaningful Use and PQRS Reminders
2015 PQRS GPRO: 1 Week Left to Register by June 30 Deadline

We would like to draw our customers attention to the most recent update sent by CMS regarding PQRS. Clinics have the option of reporting via their EHR or registering as a GPRO, which the deadline to register for 2015 reporting is approaching. See the CMS link above for more information.

Eligible Professionals: Remember to Apply by July 1 for 2016 EHR Hardship Exception

We would like to draw attention to any of our customers that did NOT attest for 2014 by March 20, 2015, and who feel they fit the hardship exceptions, that their deadline to apply, so they do NOT get any payment penalties is July 1, 2015. See the link above (a press release that states the CMS details) for more information.

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Topics: Service

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