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   RE: Emr /practice management
 From: Edgar Cruz
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 11-20-2016 09:05
 Message:

Hello guys.

I'm really thankful for Craig who showed me practice fusion when we went to Colorado. I started my practice last year in October. when I came back  from Colorado I sat down for 5 minutes and I had emr!!! so far It has been working really good for me. I don't use specific practice mgt. I send superbills to my biller, who has access to emr and who charges me 6% has worked really good also. I am not a "techy" , I can not type without looking at the keyboard  and I hate templates!! but it has been very user friendly for me. I am sure I need to learn to use the system better. So far I can see 8-12 patients / day and finish my notes within 24 hrs. Greetings from COLD Florida ! !

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Edgar Cruz
Cruz Medical Services
Clermont FL
(586)549-9966
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Original Message:
Sent: 11-19-2016 10:36
From: Jean Antonucci
Subject: Emr /practice management

Hello  Margaret  good to see you

 I am switching emr s right now  My wonderful small server based emr cannot afford to get to MU 2 /MIPS  No wonder I could afford it  700/yr Purchased 11 yrs ago for 2700 EMR vendors are gouging America  I am finishing PCMH and  struggling with the new  vaccine probelm I posted plus my cats are fighting   ...in other words  I am overwhelemd but I am switching  to  Practice fusion So far not bad   Now  very early though.    1 I got a demographics  file done for me by Old emr -PF can import demogrhics into it   The rest the meds Fh etc you know I suppose I do one patient at a time My advantag eis that OLD emr is always present so I do not know yet but PF  seems easy to use  And its free   I also have mandated e rx for  controlled substances in July and pF  does not have it yet-  you in NY were the first   If need be I do Dr first stand alone 800 a yr for while One step forward one  back  Craig Ross here also has PF  I would like to hear fro others    To me  noone helps us We always have to do one more thing   All you can do is speak up The country needs ONE emr

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Jean Antonucci
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Original Message:
Sent: 11-18-2016 06:37
From: Margaret Coughlan
Subject: Emr /practice management

Hello all,

I have been using Athena for over 4 years. It is quite expensive but very comprehensive.  They do my billing and posting as well as patient portal, etc. However I have issues with customer support lately so in the market to switch vendors. Two questions,  anyone love their emr/pm program?  Second, anyone switch after several years, how hard is it? That is one of the issues with this whole thing, we almost get stuck to keep the same one due to inertia...

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Margaret Coughlan MD
Millbrook, NY
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