Time is running out for Windows XP

Microsoft announced that on April 8, 2014, the last security patch will be issued for Windows XP.  After that date, the 12 year old Operating System will no longer be supported by Microsoft.

What does that mean for you?

After April 8, your computer will become increasingly susceptible to virus, spyware, and malware infection which will inevitably render your system useless. While virus protection will offer some resistance, it will only be a matter of time before hackers and virus writers find a way around that protection by exploiting holes in the XP operating system.

What are your Options?

  • If your computer is new enough, upgrade your operating system. Windows Vista, 7, and 8 are supported by Microsoft. Bring your computer in and we will advise you of your options.
  • If your computer will not support a newer operating system, it’s time to start shopping for a new computer.  Stop by and we can discuss the wide selection of PCs that we have available. We even carry refurbished PCs for those that are not in the market to make a new purchase.  We have both Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems available for PCs newly purchased from our store.

CMS Extends Attestation Deadline for EPs until March 31, 2014

CMS is extending the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use from 11:59 pm ET on February 28, 2014 to 11:59 pm ET March 31, 2014.

EPs will have until the end of March to attest for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2013 reporting year.

CMS states that “This extension will allow more time for providers to submit their meaningful use data and receive an incentive payment for the 2013 program year, as well as avoid the 2015 payment adjustment.”

CMS reminds Medicaid EPs that “This extension does not impact the deadlines for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program or any other CMS program, including the electronic submission for the Physician Quality Reporting System EHR Incentive Program Pilot. “

For information on how to attest, visit www.cms.gov.