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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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Medical Records

Medical records are challenging to manage. Articles will address improvements, trends and tools to help manage medical records more efficiently.

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Learn about tools, software and more that can help improve efficiencies in medical records services.

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Content will address activities in the medical space related to medicaid and medicare fraud.

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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 blame as they can’t defend themselves like nurses and doctors can. However, after further review, some folks are eating the proverbial crow. iHealth Beat brought us this news in their article, “Texas Hospital Updates EHR After Misdiagnosis of Ebola Patient.”

In testimony before a House subcommittee last week, a Texas Health Resources official sought to clarify conflicting statements regarding the role of the hospital’s EHR system in its handling of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. He revealed that the hospital did not obtain the patient’s travel history during the admission process at the emergency department, which meant the pop-up alerts weren’t activated so they could serve their intended purpose.

Access Integrity provides tools and services for improved work flow in all sizes of healthcare providers. Their Medical Claims Compliance system will search, analyze, and verify all electronic health records, notes, and submission forms simultaneously and automatically. This type of sophisticated indexing will help reduce the risk of incorrect medical coding and will reduce costs in the workflow, allowing physicians to focus on their practice.

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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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 …

All Levels of Fraudulent Behavior

October 21, 2014 – 2:02 am |
All Levels of Fraudulent Behavior

More cases of fraud are reported every day. One of the more recent is from Massachusetts, where a pair of sisters who allegedly offered psychological services through their companies are being held without bail on …

Reining in the Fraud

October 20, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Reining in the Fraud

No one has ever agreed that healthcare costs are reasonable or as expected. In fact, it is always quite the opposite. So when asked the question, does billing fraud drive up the cost of health …

The Benefits are Important

October 20, 2014 – 2:02 am |
The Benefits are Important

Many benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) continue to be realized. The latest is from health facilities in New York City and New Orleans who have used EHRs to improve their routine HIV screening rates. We …

Moving Forward

October 17, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Moving Forward

Change isn’t easy for anyone, despite what they might proclaim. For some it is harder than for others. As far as industries go, healthcare is pretty resistant to change. One would think that since the …

Harvesting, Reaping, and All That

October 17, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Harvesting, Reaping, and All That

The former owners of two now-defunct medical equipment companies have been sentenced to 54 months in prison and ordered to pay almost $2 million in restitution after being convicted of submitting claims on behalf of Florida …

Good Health is a Good Incentive

October 17, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Good Health is a Good Incentive

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for the oversight of the electronic health record (EHR) Incentive Programs, has made several resources available to provide clarification about the meaningful use hardship …