National Safe Toys and Gifts Month 2012:
Read on for Ways to Keep Children Safe

December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month, a project led by Prevent Blindness America. The group hopes to educate parents and other gift shoppers through awareness efforts all throughout the month. The rate at which children are being checked into ERs due to choking, eye injuries, or even poisoning is astonishing. Hundreds of thousands of children have undergone unnecessary injuries due to poorly made items and misuse of toys.

This holiday season, Meditab hopes to spread the word on the many easy ways parents can keep their children safe. Simple tips such as looking for the appropriate warning labels can help save children’s lives. Toys are meant to be used as a developmental tool as well as a recreational activity for children, not to cause harm. Children should be carefully instructed on the proper use for a toy and they should be supervised at all times.

Labels are the best way to decide whether a toy or other item is right for a child. Most new toys have appropriate age labels and these should be abide by. Fabric items should be non-flammable and/or flame resistant, stuffed items should be machine washable, and art supplies must read non-toxic. Crayons and paints should say ASTM D-4236 on the package, which means that they”ve been evaluated by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Also, outdoor recreational items such as skateboards or baseballs should be accompanied by the appropriate safety gear (such as helmets and gloves).

When buying toys or other items for children keep these simple tips in mind. Happy Holidays from Meditab Software Inc.

ANSI 5010 Update: Why everyone should transition now

As we shift gears towards the holidays, the one thing left for Meditab to do as we prepare to receive the new year, is make sure everyone is ready for ANSI 5010.

Our training and support team has been hard at work hosting webinars, creating simple checklists, scheduled E-blast reminders, setting up provider’s EDIs for their specific clearinghouses, and conducting courtesy calls to clients in efforts to make sure all IMS users are completely prepared and reimbursed on time come January 2012.

Meditab IMS has long been ANSI 5010 and ICD-10 ready, striving to maintain our “Practice On” promise while ensuring that our doctors and nurse practitioners continue to ‘practice on’ with peace of mind that, with IMS, all state and federal regulations will be met and receiving reimbursements on time will not be a challenge.

QUICK ANSI 5010 NOTE

Any and all providers still using Version 4010 will not be able to be reimbursed after January 1, 2012. The extension is mostly beneficial to those providers who are still unfamiliar with Version 5010, allowing for some time to overcome challenges. CMS made it very clear that ANSI 5010 will still be mandatory by January 1st, however enforcing penalties will not take place until March 31st, 2012. After March 31st CMS will begin penalizing providers who use Version 5010 incorrectly. It is in the physicians’ best interest in reaching out to Meditab and converting to Version 5010 as soon as possible, that way January through March are used strategically in working out any kinks with the new version.

Visit the main website www.meditab.com to schedule a demo.