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Technology and Health Care

October 20, 2014 – 2:06 am |

In all fields, there is some kind of advanced technology that is trying to improve processes. Health care is no different; in fact, it may be leading the race. Healthcare providers are constantly looking for …

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AHIMA is Gearing Up for Next Year

October 24, 2014 – 2:06 am |
AHIMA is Gearing Up for Next Year

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) met in San Diego earlier this month, and it’s safe to say that the ICD-10 coding classification transition was on everyone’s mind and tongue. Timing seems to be a little off, considering they were meeting over what would have been in the implementation period had the previous deadline stood. In 2015, they meet in the three days leading up to the new October 1, 2015 deadline. EHR Intelligence brought us this article titled, “AHIMA Leadership Addresses ICD-10 Delay and Implementation.”

The general feeling on the show floor was anticipation, which was a bit surprising, considering how many delays there have been and the start-and-stop pattern that could easily wear folks down.

It is important to stay focused. Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which healthcare providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Access Integrity, a leader in data integrity and content creation, offers tools and services for quality assurance and validation of medical coding. The cost savings are potentially huge.

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Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.

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Fraud is Taking Advantage of Those in Need

October 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Fraud is Taking Advantage of Those in Need

It appears that it is more than caregivers who are involved in Medicare and Medicaid fraud schemes. A former patient recruiter pleaded guilty recently in Miami, Florida, for his alleged role in a $205 million Medicare …

Pushing Forward

October 24, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Pushing Forward

With a deadline set for October 1, 2015, there are some arguing against the need for the transition to ICD-10. EHR Intelligence brought this news to us in their article, “Debunking several arguments against the necessity …

Don’t Be Stagnant

October 23, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Don’t Be Stagnant

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Exchange (WEDI) recently issued a letter to the Health & Human Services, outlining the results of a recent survey that included more than 300 providers, 87 vendors, and 103 health plans. …

Holding EHRs to Standards

October 23, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Holding EHRs to Standards

The Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) of the Health IT Standards Committee has released recommendations regarding electronic health record (EHR) systems. According to NwHIN, improvements need to be made to the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture …

Paying Attention to the Details

October 23, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Paying Attention to the Details

Oversight of the health insurance exchanges and the shift to value-based payments are the leading management challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services in the coming year. This also means that the possibility …

Accountability is Crucial

October 22, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Accountability is Crucial

We reported a couple of weeks ago how the finger pointing started as soon as news got out that a patient in a Texas hospital was released with Ebola. Electronic health records (EHRs) took the …

Test Time

October 22, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Test Time

Three weeks of ICD-10 testing have been scheduled by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This testing is designed to allow providers, suppliers, and billing companies the opportunity to determine whether CMS will …

Reducing Hospital Stays

October 22, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Reducing Hospital Stays

Providers continue to find more and more benefits of using electronic health records (EHRs). The latest comes from a study published by JSTOR that says that EHRs have the potential to reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs) in …

Physicians Facing New Challenges

October 21, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Physicians Facing New Challenges

ICD-10 is among the largest healthcare changes in history. So, are you ready? Healthcare as a whole is, or should be, focused on the changes and challenges facing them in electronic health records (EHRs), affordable …

Addressing the Need

October 21, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Addressing the Need

In the midst of many challenges, the healthcare industry is also facing a potential disruption due to the lack of skilled medical coders. CNBC brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Prescription for …