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Software Development Kit Available to the EMR and Practice Management Marketplace

Software Development Kit Available to the EMR and Practice Management Marketplace

July 21, 2014 – 2:06 am |

IntegraCoder’s Software Development Kit (SDK) will enable emergency medical record (EMR) and practice management developers to seamlessly integrate IntegraCoder into their specific platform. The collection of API libraries and utilities will help system developers unify …

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Keeping Up-To-Date With All the Changes

July 24, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Keeping Up-To-Date With All the Changes

Recently, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner with a request for more information on the agency’s progress and future plans for ICD-10 implementation. This interesting information came from iHealth Beat in their article, “Lawmakers Seek More Information on ICD-10 Implementation.”

Healthcare organizations are working towards transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets to accommodate codes for new diseases and procedures. In April, legislation was signed by President Obama that pushed back the ICD-10 compliance date until October 2015 or later.  Concerned about process and timelines, the letter asked CMS to take the necessary steps to ensure that the agency, providers, and contractors are all fully prepared to maintain the integrity of federal programs.

With this impending reality, making sure that claims are processed in a timely and compliant fashion becomes more important than ever. With the ICD Tagger automated indexing system, which flags potential coding errors in medical transactions, claims submission becomes streamlined. This all-inclusive application provides consistent, uniform, and auditable reporting plus error flagging.

Melody K. Smith

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

Official White House photo by Pete Souza, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States#mediaviewer/File:BarackObamaSigningLegislation.jpg

 

Security for Patient and Data

July 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Security for Patient and Data

Ambir Technology presented their full line of athenahealth approved solutions for digitizing hardcopy medical information at athenahealth User Conference 2014, this week in Boston. The annual user conference brings together physicians, practice managers, and healthcare …

Managing the Pressure

July 24, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Managing the Pressure

While some providers are deeply relieved at the recent ICD-10 delay, other organizations are worried about how the delay will affect their financials. Behavioral Healthcare brought this news to our attention in their article, “ICD-10: …

Codes, Delays and Risks – Oh My!

July 23, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Codes, Delays and Risks – Oh My!

We have heard time and time again about the increase in the number of ICD-10 codes compared to ICD-9 – five times the number. But despite the quantity, how is ICD-10 more valuable than its …

EHR Benefits Are Everywhere

July 23, 2014 – 2:04 am |
EHR Benefits Are Everywhere

Healthcare technology has made its way to the federal prison system with a basic electronic health record (EHR). The Bureau of Prisons is shopping around for a new electronic health record system for federal inmates. …

Avoid Derailing

July 23, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Avoid Derailing

With the additional year to prepare for the ICD-10 transition, many organizations might be tempted to slow down the process or take a break. That isn’t a wise move when you consider all that is …

Medical Data Management Grows

July 22, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Medical Data Management Grows

ASM Research has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Clinical Application and Enterprise Core Services. VistA is the …

Keeping Up With the Changes

July 22, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Keeping Up With the Changes

On April 1 of this year, President Obama signed into law a bill that again delayed implementation of the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The mandated conversion is now looking at an implementation date of …

Health Technology Advances

July 22, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Health Technology Advances

The original electronic health record (EHR) iPad app, drchrono, was ranked the top EHR for iPad by physicians in Black Book Ranking’s 2013 survey. This interesting news was found on Hispanic Business in their article, …

Continue Working Towards the Goal

July 21, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Continue Working Towards the Goal

While the ICD-10 delay may have been a relief for some, a recent survey shows that providers still have concerns over the effects of the coming implementation. The readiness of providers varies from 27% being …

Medical Data Storage

July 21, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Medical Data Storage

Medytox Solutions has acquired substantially all of the assets of Globalone Information Technologies, LLC, a company that specializes in electronic health record (EHR) solutions. Its proprietary software is web-based with medical transcription, revenue cycle management, …