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Clinical (EHR) Release Notes December 14, 2016

Kareo Clinical is MACRA-ready! This release includes updates to the Patient Care Checklist for MACRA. For more information on MACRA and how it affects your practice, visit kareo.com/macra.

Of the specialties affected by MACRA starting on January 1, 2017, Kareo Clinical will be MACRA-ready for our "core" specialties:

  • General Practice
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Psychiatry
  • OB/GYN
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

Previously, Kareo Clinical's Patient Care Checklist only supported documentation of preventative screenings and exams required under the Meaningful Use (MU) program. With this release, the Patient Care Checklist has been updated to support documentation of additional preventative screenings and exams required under MACRA's Quality Payment Program (QPP), coming into effect January 1, 2017. The Patient Care Checklist dynamically generates a list of preventative screenings and exams required on a patient-by-patient basis, based on the patient's age, gender, and problem list and can be accessed directly from the encounter note or the patient's chart. 

 

Below is an example of Patient Care Checklist for adolescent patient with a light smoking habit. 

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Below is an example of Patient Care Checklist for elderly patient with high BMI, high blood pressure, diabetes, and unhealthy drinking and smoking habits.

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Other quality measure documentation required under MACRA will continue to be automatically captured within existing sections of the patient record (e.g., problem list, medication, labs & studies), and does not require any changes to providers' current charting workflow in Kareo Clinical. 

Lastly, sometime in early 2017, Kareo Clinical will also release a new Quality Measures Report to allow providers to track their progress against quality measures required under MACRA's Quality Payment Program (QPP) for the 2017 reporting year. 

Learn more about accessing and using the Patient Care Checklist in our help article.

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