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At this joyous time of year, we take time to think about all that we are grateful for. Our relationship with you is one thing that all of us here at NEPS treasure. Thank you very much for trusting us with the opportunity to serve you.
From the whole NEPS family, we wish you and your co-workers, family, and friends much happiness, joy, and peace during the Holiday Season and throughout the New Year.

Who owns the document?

I have been hearing this question for over 25 years. It started during post-merger time in a large company and my department was tasked with finding the “owners” of each document from the two former entities. We were trying to eliminate redundancy so we asked each “owner” to make the ultimate call – toss or keep. The result was that we kept a lot we should have tossed and tossed a lot we should have kept.
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Installment 3: Checklist point 2 – What are your output volume expectations?

In the last installment, we looked at the challenges involved in selecting label stock. This time we’re going to explore how to determine if your hardware matches your volume requirements and what options you have to ensure that it does. In order to determine the hardware necessary for producing label output, you should consider the following questions.
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Tech Corner: Help! Why Aren’t My Labels Printing?

When distributed print output is your business, almost every support call you receive boils down to what may seem to be a very simple question: “Why aren’t my labels (wristbands, forms, checks, [insert-your-document-here]) printing?” Yet, when you consider the complexity of the systems involved in converting raw stored data into a physical variable data driven document, whether that document is an IV bag label or a MICR Accounts Payable check, the answer to that question can be as complicated as the system itself. Read More

Designing with XMPie — How to Create a uImage template in Photoshop

Well it’s that time of year again – time to fix your broken string of lights and show your holiday spirit with your big inflatable snowman. And while you’re still in the holiday spirit why don’t you launch Photoshop and InDesign and make a sweet Holiday Card using XMPie? Read the entire tutorial on our blog!

Digital Mail

Not quite ready for primetime but stay tuned!

Based on an extensive analysis of surveys with over 1,500 consumers; 300 businesses across 8 vertical markets; and in-depth interviews with 25 leading service bureaus, billers, financial institutions, and digital mailbox service providers, InfoTrends, the leading worldwide document strategy and consulting firm, estimates that digital mailbox services will deliver 2 billion paperless transactional documents to U.S. consumers in 2015—representing 7% of all transaction documents, 19% of all paperless delivery, and $323 million in transaction document delivery fees alone.
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2012 ASHP Midyear Meeting & Exhibition

NEPS will be exhibiting at The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting & Exhibition from December 3rd to December 5th. ASHP is one of the largest accredited providers of Continuing Education for pharmacists. Learn more about NEPS at ASHP Midyear Meeting and Exhibition.

Readmission

Black Monday, the Day CMS Readmission Reduction Program became effective

Stay away, we don’t want you!

That‘s what hospitals are telling their patients as they get discharged. Why? Readmissions to the hospital for certain conditions are becoming very expensive. Under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are now getting penalized for readmission for heart failure, heart attacks or pneumonia, with more conditions being added in future years. This year 2,217 hospitals will be penalized resulting in $280 million dollars being returned to Medicare. That doesn’t include any state penalties they might incur.
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State Insurance Exchanges are coming – Health insurers scramble to prepare

To effectively capitalize on new State Insurance Exchanges being implemented as a result of the Affordable Care Act, many insurers are in a bit of a scramble. The new exchanges will undoubtedly increase the number of individual plans sold by health insurance companies nationwide. While individual plans have typically been a low volume product line for many insurers, the new state exchanges will provide individual consumers with new insurance options that will drive significant growth for the insurers’ individual product lines.
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Meet the Team

Brett Peabody, VP, Information Technology
Brett had been a part of the NEPS team since 1995. As our VP of Information Technology he is responsible for the information systems, including, networks, PC’s, servers, and telecom, for all of the NEPS offices. He also oversees the management and administration of the NEPS hosted platform infrastructure, and plays a major role in providing support to our customers within our hosted services environment.

When Brett is not at the office he enjoys any kind of home improvement project. He also loves to spend time outdoors, and has recently taken up biking. Brett enjoys most sports, but pro football and pro hockey are his favorites. Two of his favorite teams are the St. Louis Rams and the Boston Bruins. Though he does not get to travel nearly as much as he would like, when he has the chance, he enjoys trips with his partner Ruth. Their most recent and most memorable trip was a two week visit to England and Scotland in 2010.