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April 17, 2022 – 1:32 pm |

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Revisiting Telehealth for the Long Term

April 15, 2022 – 2:04 am |

Recently, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act for the 2022 fiscal year, which includes an extension of current Medicare telehealth waivers for 151 days beyond the expiration of the public health emergency (PHE). This interesting information came to us from ICD10 Monitor in their article, “Telehealth: The Current PHE Status and What to Expect.”

What does this mean for providers and patients?

This extension has Congress requiring the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report on how well telehealth flexibility is working, and if more protection is needed against fraud. They are also looking at the cost impact of telehealth to the Medicare program for the long-term.

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) can hinder fraudulent behavior among staff, or help prevent the appearance of fraudulent behavior. Healthcare professionals who utilize ICD Tagger have the tools of over three decades of experience at their fingertips, including cross-referencing and error flagging, which when combined can help eliminate fraud. This customizable platform works with the healthcare industry to ensure a level of excellence, regardless of office size.

Melody K. Smith

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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Healthcare Excellence in a Pandemic

April 15, 2022 – 2:02 am |

Population health and precision medicine are often set against one another because of the inherent differences in their approaches to health management. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some possible collaborations. Healthcare IT News brought …

Health Information and Emerging Tech

April 14, 2022 – 2:06 am |

There has been a lot of talk around the applications of machine learning in medicine. But how is machine learning actually helping scientists and clinicians do their jobs? This interesting topic came to us from …

Moving Beyond Documentation

April 14, 2022 – 2:04 am |

Electronic health record (EHR) documentation burden is not new, but the problem was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic as nurses and other clinicians were under growing pressure to provide care to more and more patients during …

HIT and Cybersecurity

April 14, 2022 – 2:02 am |

As health systems and hospitals are under unprecedented stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, their IT departments also are facing critical skills and staffing shortages as they battle unrelenting cyberattacks. Fierce Healthcare brought this interesting information …

Using Predictive Analytics for Healthcare

April 13, 2022 – 4:01 am |

Predictive analytics refers to the use of statistics and modeling techniques to make predictions about future outcomes and performance. By looking at current and historical data patterns, the technology determines if those patterns are likely to emerge …

ICD-11 Goes Live

April 13, 2022 – 2:06 am |

Unlike the previous version, ICD-11 was released in February of this year to minimal fanfare. ICD10 Monitor brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Early Studies Show Promise of ICD-11.”
The World Health …

Machine Learning Used in Diagnostics

April 13, 2022 – 2:04 am |

Researchers have developed an automated method using machine learning to predict the effectiveness of viral diagnostic tests and design optimized ones. This interesting news came to us from Phys.org in their article, “Machine learning could …

Cybersecurity in Healthcare

April 12, 2022 – 2:06 am |

Five recently reported breaches involving cyberattacks on a mix of healthcare entities have affected a total of more than 1.2 million individuals. This interesting news came to us from GovInfo Security in their article, “Big …

Patient Access

April 12, 2022 – 2:04 am |

Information transparency and access to medical information is valued by both patients and clinicians, but a 21st Century Cures Act requirement for the immediate release of test and lab results is proving more controversial. This …

EHRs and Search

April 12, 2022 – 2:02 am |

Clinicians are often frustrated over the way they have to interact with electronic health records (EHRs). This is not news. However, there is work taking place by search and tech giant Google for streamlining functions …