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The Evolution of Healthcare

The Evolution of Healthcare

November 24, 2014 – 2:06 am |

The healthcare industry is in the process of changing its perspective from volume to value. That might hard to believe when you work in the industry. It is hard to remember that the new changes that …

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Choose Wisely

November 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Choose Wisely

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances continues to increase in use and popularity. Part of this is due to the electronic applications that make it easy and safe to carry out. Of course, the use of electronic health records (EHRs) are also a catalyst for the growth in use due to the ability to collaborate on a patient’s medical history and treatment. PRWeb brought this news to us in their article, “Hospitals, Doctors, Electronic Health Record Vendors Prepare for E-Prescribing Controlled Drugs.”

Electronic prescriptions can reduce fraud, improve patient satisfaction, and help providers meet Meaningful Use electronic prescribing requirements. Providers looking to partner with a vendor in this field should take care to choose one who is in compliance and has certified their product by independent audit as the DEA requires.

Implementation of EHRs can help or hinder fraudulent behavior, depending on the software utilized. Healthcare professionals who utilize ICD Tagger have the tools of over three decades of experience at their fingertips, along with cross-referencing and error flagging, which when combined can help eliminate fraud and inadvertent coding errors. 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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Protecting Their Rights

November 24, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Protecting Their Rights

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 …

Collaboration is Key

November 21, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Collaboration is Key

Health care changes on a daily basis, so why wouldn’t the careers and roles? There’s little doubt that the role of the CIO will be dramatically different in just a few short years. This interesting …

Staying In Step

November 21, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Staying In Step

One of the top goals of the federal Meaningful Use program, which encourages adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), is to improve patient safety. The thought is that the increased collaboration that is made possible with …

Something to Look Up To

November 21, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Something to Look Up To

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 …

Nursing Taking on New Roles

November 20, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Nursing Taking on New Roles

In the 1990s, when hospitals started making the transition to electronic health records (EHRs), many nurses moved out of a caregiving role and into an information technology role. Modern Healthcare brought this information to our …

Taking Precautions

November 20, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Taking Precautions

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 record (EHR) systems took …

Staying on Top of the Situation

November 20, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Staying on Top of the Situation

Group health plans with 50 or more participants, including self-insured plans, must be able to conduct electronic transactions in accordance with the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) standards and operating rules. An additional …

Different Career Courses for Nurses

November 19, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Different Career Courses for Nurses

There have been many changes in careers as a result of the ICD-10 coding classification transition. Long-time medical coders have left the profession for early retirement or in some cases, completely left the field because …

The Cost from Another Perspective

November 19, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Cost from Another Perspective

Cost is a common subject when it comes to ICD-10 and the upcoming transition, but it is usually in the context of how much the preparation will cost when all is said and done, or the impact …

The Power of Change

November 19, 2014 – 2:02 am |
The Power of Change

ICD-10 is among the largest healthcare changes in history. So, are you ready? Health care as a whole is, or should be, focused on the changes and challenges  that providers face in electronic health records …