How Elation Health helps independent physicians navigate health policy

Elation Health’s Clinical First EHR gives you the freedom to focus on your patients by assuming the burden of your practice’s technology needs, helping you stay up-to-date with the latest policy requirements, and supporting your overall business viability.

One of our goals is to help independent physicians thrive and in doing that, we continually support health policy programs like CPC+ and MACRA.

In December of last year we submitted our public comment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the virtual groups concept included in the final rule of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Elation’s CEO and Co-Founder Kyna Fong submitted our take on how CMS should implement the concept of virtual groups “to clinically benefit patients and to encourage collaboration.”

In our comment, we discussed how this provision benefits the independent physicians attempting to navigate the complexities of reimbursement reform by allowing providers to collaborate and combine resources without sacrificing their independence.

In February of this year Elation Health developed a series of new resources that help physicians stay up-to-date with the latest policy requirements and healthcare trends, while supporting the way an independent practice cares for its patients. The resources that rolled out earlier this year are the Elation Resource Center, Webinar Calendar, and the MACRA e-Book.

In April of this year Elation announced our support for independent primary care physicians that are participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program.

We will be supporting CPC+ practices for the full five-year duration of the program using Elation’s technology and support resources. We’re devoted to making our platform CPC+ ready and we have done that by developing workflow improvements, reporting capabilities, and collaboration tools within our Collaborative Health Record, all of which enable participating physicians to get the most out of this program.

In March of this year, Elation’s Clinical First EHR was recognized as a top-three, Best in KLAS EHR in the Small Practices category.

Specifically, the Best in KLAS summary states:

“Elation delivers a stunningly easy-to-use EMR backed by the guidance and assistance providers need to navigate changing regulations that can sometimes be overwhelming for the smallest practices.”

This recognition is a huge honor for Elation because every year, the health IT industry looks to KLAS, a leading health IT research firm, to recognize the EHR systems that are performing best in serving the needs of their customers. Elation is dedicated to aiding small practices to succeed, strengthening the patient-physician relationship and enabling phenomenal care.