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[November 21, 2012]

MediServe Outpatient EMR Solution Already a Step Ahead of CBOR Requirements

CHANDLER, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--

As part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a Final Rule outlining the new requirements for Claims-Based Outcomes Reporting (CBOR). It affects all Medicare Part B patients receiving outpatient therapy services starting Jan. 1, 2013, with required participation on July 1, 2013.

MediServe, an outpatient electronic documentation software company, already has content aligned with the ICF-Based Classification System being implemented by CMS, relieving the therapist burden and financial risk of CMS' new CBOR requirements.

The 26-year-old company's integrated charge capture can detect the appropriate G-codes and modifiers without additional steps for therapists. "Due to MediServe's early incorporation of ICF content, Web-based AM-PAC™ patient self-assessment and development of the Web-based data collection tool for CMS' DOTPA (Developing Outpatient Therapy Payment Alternatives) project, our solutions have been designed to capture the appropriate G-codes and modifiers seamlessly during the normal therapist workflow," said Michael Stevenson, MBA, PT, Director of Product Management, MediServe. Additionally, the outpatient rehabilitation solution tracks the 10 visit progress note requirement.

MediServe offers the Web-based, Boston University Activity Measure-Post Acute Care™ (AM-PAC) patient self-assessment instrument, which is one of four endorsed measures for meeting the CMS reporting requirements. The Arizona-based company continues to invest in a leadership role in outpatient payment reform through its efforts with the DOTPA program, which is mentioned extensively in the CMS Final Rule and MedPAC as a next critical step in implementing outpatient therapy payment reform.

Upcoming Webinar

MediServe is hosting a webinar for all who want to learn about the new CBOR requirements on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 12:30 p.m. ET. The webinar is free and will be recorded. Any outpatient therapy provider, including private practice owners, hospital outpatient directors and managers, and skilled nursing and home health (part B) providers should plan on attending. By attending, you'll learn the G-codes and modifiers for new reporting systems, when to apply the new codes, and what to consider when selecting which outcomes measures to use. Register now!

Coming Soon

A CBOR calculator will be deployed on the MediServe website to assist clinicians in knowing how to code the patient, along with free tools for mapping to appropriate G-codes and modifiers. The "Claims-Based Outcomes Report Resource" is being constructed and will be available soon at

About MediServe

MediServe delivers software solutions and services to the Rehabilitation and Respiratory care communities. MediServe works with clients to bring quality and performance improvement to the clinical and business workflow, while actively addressing regulatory compliance and revenue cycle improvement. Founded in 1985, MediServe is a privately held company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. For more information, please visit

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