Practice Management Information

Your practice is your business. You need to know how to use the information you have to maintain and increase your activity.

2014 PQRS

Report PQRS in 2014 with Sammy automatically!

2014 New Year Information

2014 New Year Information (PDF Download) - Updated as of 1/10/2014

• THE 2014 MEDICARE DEDUCTIBLE IS $147.
• If you have any rejections that you do not understand, please fax them to us at 516-763-1017. Our support staff will contact you as soon as possible with an explanation.

Important Links

All links below take you to CMS websites or their affiliates.
Click here to create a hardship exemption request for e-Prescribing.
Click here for information regarding PQRS incentives and reductions from CMS.
Click here for information regarding e-Prescribing reductions and incentives.

Important Electronic Claims Information

277 Report Claim Status Codes
Electronic Remittance Advice Claim Adjustment Reason Codes
Claims for Care Improvement Plus go through Availity as of March 1st. Click here for more information.

Recorded Sammy Webinars

Collecting and Reporting Sales Tax(7:25 minutes) Watch the Training Video ADDED 01/05/14
Learn how to set up the system properly so SammyEHR automatically adds sales tax to the items you sell in your office.

PECOS Edits - Important Claims Information(19:21 minutes) Listen to Recorded Webinar (Audio Only) ADDED 05/6/13
Learn about the new PECOS referring doctor edits and how Sammy helps to make sure your DME claims do not get rejected.

How to Complete Sammy Registration Forms (5:44 minutes) View Recorded Webinar
ADDED 04/30/13
Learn how to properly complete registration forms (for new and existing clients) in order to add new providers/locations or update provider/practice information.

SammyEHR Clients - Information You Need to Know View Recorded Webinar from 3/5/2012
Hosted by Ken Katz
Topics Include:
• How to handle rejections
• Meaningful Use Years 1 and 2
• 5010 Transition - Where are we and who is still in 4010
• Disclosures for Patients
• It's time to LOCK your notes
• What else does HIPAA want from me? Backup? Security? I have a HIPAA manual - so now what?
• Are your passwords safe or does the entire office know them?
• Automatic Appointment Calling is ready
• Now it's time to start looking at ICD-10
• More and answers to your questions!

SammyUSA Clients - What You Need to Know View Recorded Webinar from 3/6/2012
Hosted by Ken Katz
Topics Include:
• How to handle rejections
• Meaningful Use - Do it or not?
• 5010 Transition - Where are we and who is still in 4010
• Now it's time to start looking at ICD-10, but you need to upgrad e to SammyEHR
• Automatic Appointment Calling is ready
• More and answers to your questions!

5010 News Update for All Sammy Clients View Recorded Webinar
View this webinar recorded by Ken on 12/14/2011 to learn how to switch to 5010 format in Sammy.

Understanding the 277CA Report View Recorded Webinar
All submitters sending Florida Medicare, NGS Medicare and DMERC/CEDI will be able to send 5010 claims and receive 5010 reports. You will receive instructions as to how to get the updates in a critical message. You will be receiving some reports you have never seen before. We have programmed these reports as the carriers do not do so and you will have no trouble reading them. View this webinar to learn about the new 277CA report you will receive soon.

How to Post Secondary Claims When the Tertiary is Electronic View Recorded Webinar
Note: This is only for 5010 claims and for SammyEHR clients.

NYS Medicaid Transmissions View Recorded Webinar
Sending claims and obtaining reports as the new automatic method is recreated. If you do not know how to send your claims manually during this transition, you need to be on this webinar. We will show you how to upload your claims and download your reports and ERA.

E-Prescribing in Sammy (32 minutes) View Recorded Webinar
Learn how to use Sammy's Electronic Prescribing program. This recorded webinar will show you how to search for pharmacies, enter current medications and allergies, run reports, renew medications, report the G code on your claims, and much more!
REMEMBER: Check Feature Flag 198 to tell Sammy that you want to report your electronic Prescriptions to Medicare.

How to Enter New Patients into SammyEHR (2:30 minutes) View on PC View on iPad and iPhone
Learn how to enter new patients into Sammy quickly and easily, and make sure you meet all of the meaningful use bullets!.

Recorded SamNotes Webinars

SamNotes 1: Setting and Getting Around View Recorded Webinar
Topics discussed: Feature Flags • Utilities/Preferences • Set Vital Sign Parameters • Letterhead and Intro/Ending Paragraph Setup • Ways to Start SamNotes • Daily Patient List • Automatic Updates of List • Search Criteria • Set Date of Service for a Session

SamNotes 2a: History and Physical View Recorded Webinar
SamNotes 2b: Mycotic Nails Super Macro and Routine Foot Care Template View Recorded Webinar

SamNotes 3: Chief Complaint Template and Inserting Pictures View Recorded Webinar
Topics discussed: Run and Edit Chief Complaint Template • Multiple Complaints • Insert Pictures • Annotations • Prescription Documentation

SamNotes 4: Template Training 1 Coming Soon
Topics discussed: Post Operative Templates • Templates and Lists • Template Creation (including the wizard) • Template Editting • Template Saving and Naming • Retreiving a Deleted Template

SamNotes 5: Template Training 2 Coming Soon
Topics to be discussed: Template Creation • Advanced Structures (T structures, Global Variables) • Add-ons (Naming Convention, Question Marks, Looping)

Being in business is not easy, especially when the typical practice consists of one or two Doctors and one or more staff members. The business side of the practice is usually handled by the Doctor, as staff often comes and goes. There's banking, insurance, office structure, air conditioning, heat, electricity, advertising, promotional materials, paying bills (ever pay a bill twice?), and a lot more to be "handled".

For these reasons alone, practice management is truly the "management of your practice", and that is the topic for this section of SammyU.