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Looking Closer at the Billing Process

Looking Closer at the Billing Process

September 15, 2014 – 2:06 am |

When electronic health records (EHRs) first became part of the healthcare provider scene, some were concerned about the potential to game the system. They perceived the possibility of providers obtaining payments to which they are …

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

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Department of Defense Moves Forward with EHR Project

September 19, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Department of Defense Moves Forward with EHR Project

The Defense Department (DoD) is moving forward with their electronic heath record (EHR) project by issuing a request for proposals. This interesting information came from Dolphin News in their article, “DoD takes next step in modernizing electronic health records.”

The project plan is to modernize its electronic health records and allow the DoD to share health data with the private sector and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department’s strategy is to engage the larger health information technology marketplace to help identify a solution approach that provides best value and meets operational requirements.

Electronic health records provide a way that healthcare providers can focus on improved accuracy. Making use of an EHR system can avoid dangerous record errors with the assistance of medical indexing programs like ICD Tagger. Any flagged or erroneous files are made easily available for review and corrections as necessary.

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, Test, and Test Again

September 19, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Test, Test, and Test Again

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 …

Getting the Most Out of Your EHR

September 19, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Getting the Most Out of Your EHR

iMedicor has launched the first-in-class, fully customizable, cloud-based, iCoreMD electronic heath record (EHR) system. IT Business Net brought this news to us in their article, “iMedicor Launches Proprietary iCoreMD, Cloud-Based, Customizable Electronic Health Records Platform.” The …

The Lingering Effects of Fraud

September 18, 2014 – 2:06 am |
The Lingering Effects of 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 healthcare …

Reviewing Best Practices

September 18, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Reviewing Best Practices

Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute recently pondered the best practices in pediatric preventive care and how they can become unwarranted and possible criminal in the world of technology. EHR …

Increasing the Quality of Care

September 18, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Increasing the Quality of Care

The Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program was established a few years ago to determine how health information technology investments and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) can increase the quality and sustainability of patient care. …

Holding Those Accountable

September 17, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Holding Those Accountable

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 …

Taking Advantage of the Time

September 17, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Taking Advantage of the Time

With the ICD-10 transition delayed until October 1, 2015, physicians have more time to assess their programs and look for weak points. Working with referral partners is one area that has a huge potential for problems, and the delay now …

Embracing the Future

September 17, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Embracing the Future

Many healthcare organizations and physician practices are moving right along with their implementation plan for the ICD-10 coding classification transition. Some are stuck and can’t seem to move forward. Some regret the direction they took. …

More Benefits of EHRs Realized

September 16, 2014 – 2:06 am |
More Benefits of EHRs Realized

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 …

The Impacts on Health Care

September 16, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Impacts on Health Care

Many factors are affecting our healthcare system, and not all of them are technology-related. Chronic diseases are having a massive impact on our healthcare system and our society. Chronic disease care accounts for 93 percent …