Issue Identified and Resolved: Patients Unable to Use gPortal™

We are writing to inform you that we identified and resolved an issue on Monday, November 29, 2021, in which patients may have been unable to access gPortal™ due to an alert informing them that the date of birth (DOB) they entered was invalid. This issue affected various gGastro® 5.0 versions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused…

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MIPS UPDATE – Final Rule for the 2022 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Released.

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2022 Quality Payment Program (QPP). Below is a summary of some of the 2022 Performance Year (PY) QPP Final Rule changes and updates: Traditional Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): Performance Thresholds 75 points to avoid a potential -9% penalty in 2024…

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CMS Announces Updates to 2021 MIPS Automatic Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy

Dear Valued Clients: We are writing to inform you that on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updates to its 2021 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Automatic Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy due to the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic public health emergency (PHE). According to CMS, “Due to the continuing effects of the…

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REMINDER On-Prem Clients: Upgrade to gGastro® v.5.0 if you’re planning to submit data for 2021 MIPS.

For those clients who host their own installations outside of our gGastro® Cloud environment, and who plan to submit data for MIPS 2021, this serves as an important reminder. The MIPS reporting period begins January 1, 2022 and runs through March 31, 2022. As previously communicated, if you participate in MIPS (specifically in Promoting Interoperability and/or Electronic Clinical Quality Measures), you should plan to…

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Finds things FASTER with the Search Feature in Gastro®

Presented By ModMed® Training Team  

When looking for a specific item within a service note, do you normally scroll from the top to the bottom until you find it? Well, not anymore! There is a FASTER way to find what you are looking for. Here is how.

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CMS Implements Reweighting Requests Extension

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its extension for reweighting requests for performance year (PY) 2020 under the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstance (EUC) Exemption policy. Now through Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time, CMS will allow clinicians, groups, virtual groups, and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Entities to request MIPS…

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E-Prescribing Maintenance and Updated IP Ranges

We have been informed by our e-prescribing third party, DrFirst, that they will be performing maintenance and updating their IP ranges.  These updates are expected to impact gGastro® prescribing, refill, and formulary features. Downtime is expected on November 7, 2021 between 12:00 AM Eastern Time - 4:00 AM Eastern Time. Outbound prescriptions and inbound refills will be queued during that…

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Patient Safety Alert: Issue Related to Printing, Faxing and Exporting Service Documents in gGastro®

An important patient safety issue related to printing, faxing or exporting service documents from gGastro® has been identified.  This issue occurs in gGastro® version 5.0 and beyond and does not impact earlier versions. We are working to resolve this issue and plan to deploy a permanent fix in a near future release. Documents that are faxed to recipients outside of…

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Don’t Miss a Beat with Disconnected Image Capture!

Presented By modmed® Training Team  

 

If your internet connection is down, or gGastro® is unavailable for some other reason, your procedures can continue as scheduled.  With Disconnected Image Capture, you can capture images and store them until gGastro® becomes available. Then, securely import them into the patient’s service.

Please Note: Before you can follow the steps below, you must install Disconnected Image Capture on each workstation that will capture images during a procedure.  Click here for the installation files and here for the install instructions (within the Video Capture Setup document).

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Prescribe Controlled Substances Electronically in gGastro®!

Presented By modmed® Training Team  

 

Prescribing medications electronically helps to improve accuracy and reduce errors.  You can also prescribe controlled substances electronically in gGastro®, and in some states, you may be required to.

*Click here to read about the recent e-prescribing mandate for Florida.

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