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QuicDoc® & Office Therapy® March 2017 Newsletter
During the month of March we celebrate the contributions of social workers to our society. Social workers improve the welfare of communities, individuals, families, and groups promoting development, empowerment, and beneficial change. This month we pay special tribute to our customers who are social workers and honor all social workers for their relentless efforts and dedication to the well being of others.
Jane Addams was an early influence on professional social work here in America. She was a founder of the U.S. Settlement House movement, and was one of the first women to ever receive a Nobel Peace Prize. For more information on the history of social work, visit the Social Work History page on the National Association of Social Workers website.
Vista Support Ends in April
Extended support for Windows Vista operating system will end April 11, 2017. Next month Microsoft will no longer provide any security or reliability patches for Vista. What this means is that you will no longer receive updates that can protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information or your clients’ protected health information.
Auto-Renewal for Professional Edition Software
Maintenance Auto-Renewal for technical support is a convenient service designed to automatically extend your software Annual Maintenance each year at the time of renewal. This eliminates the need for you to track renewal dates and saves you time. Auto renewal assures that your software is up-to-date and that you will never have to pay for upgrades.
Since maintenance is required for customers who use credit card processing, e-prescribing, call reminders, e-filing, and Wiley treatment planners, as well as for those with Cloud access, Auto-Renewal is especially convenient.
Courtesy Calls Automated Appointment Reminders
There is no question that reducing the number of your no-shows improves productivity, office workflow, and your bottom line. But have you ever wondered exactly what the cost of no-shows is to your practice? Our Courtesy Calls, automated appointment reminders partner, Callpointe, has a handy calculator that shows
With Courtesy Calls, powered by Callpointe, you get seamless integration with your DocuTrac software scheduler, whether Office Therapy or QuicDoc; and you get the flexibility of multiple delivery methods. Your messages can be sent to patients by phone, e-mail, or text. Additionally you can use multiple messages for your practice, including unique messages in languages other than English for different types of appointments, locations and providers.
Patient Statements for Office Therapy Users
Want a faster, easier way to handle patient statements? DocuTrac and TriZetto Provider Solutions® provide a trouble-free, time saving, and economical solution for handling patient statements. Here's how:
An electronic file is generated in Office Therapy. Then it's sent directly to TriZetto for processing. They handle all the rest – printing, sorting, folding, and mailing - significantly reducing costs and saving you time.
TriZetto will customize your statements to reflect your preferences, and they authenticate and update addresses. If patients call with questions, a PDF image of each statement is available online.
TriZetto provides revenue management tools and services to empower confident billing and faster payments. For more information and for details on this service, call TriZetto at
Opioid Addiction and e-Prescribing
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) is legal in all 50 states with a majority of providers sending prescriptions electronically. However, according to HealthIT.gov, far fewer are electronically prescribing controlled substances such as opioid drugs. An estimated 80 percent of abused controlled substances are obtained by prescription and legally dispensed. September 2016 statistics show that only 3.8% of controlled substances were electronically prescribed, the rest were hand written prescriptions that can potentially be diverted or misused.
The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in the Policy Report No. 385 states that mandatory electronic prescribing would allow doctors, pharmacies, and law enforcement to better monitor inappropriate opioid use, drug-seeking behavior, and reduce drug diversion. The Center sees EPCS as a ‘commonsense solution’ for the opioid epidemic.
Prescription drug monitoring in DrFirst® is effective for addressing prescription drug use and abuse. You can monitor patient medication adherence, obtain key details about medication history, as well as information on drug allergies and formulary information.
QuicDoc® with DrFirst is certified and approved for EPCS. For additional information regarding electronic prescribing, please call our Sales Department at 800-850-8510.
Brooke’s House Update
It seems no community is immune to the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic, including our own. Brooke Erin Simmers died of a heroin overdose at the age of 19 on April 14, 2015. To ensure that Brooke’s life was not in vain, her parents created the idea of building an addictions facility for women. Their vision was to create “Brooke’s House as a legacy to their daughter’s struggle with addiction.” Brooke’s House is a community resource to help save the lives of other women struggling with drug abuse. It is a public charity organization operating under its own IRS 501(c)3 non-profit status.
Total Medication Adherence with DrFirst®Medication management is critical when it comes to patient outcomes. QuicDoc® with DrFirst can help therapists provide optimal patient care with Total Medication Adherence. This includes medication history and adherence monitoring and support, as well as electronic prior authorizations and prescribing of controlled substances for those providers who can prescribe.
With DrFirst and QuicDoc you can monitor patient medication adherence; expand patient adherence with clinical, behavioral and socioeconomic support tools within your QuicDoc workflow; and obtain key details about medication history, drug allergies, and formulary information.
For information on regarding electronic prescribing, please call our Sales Department at
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