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The Right Information at the Right Time

August 25, 2014 – 2:06 am |

Healthcare used to be very local and even more so, personal. Health information technology (HIT) has changed the paradigm. In the 21st-century healthcare system where care is safer, better coordinated, and more patient-centered — other things …

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Key to the Patient

August 27, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Key to the Patient

Electronic health record (EHR) systems are fast becoming an integral part of a healthcare practice’s business. However, while many medical practices adopted EHR in search of government incentives, they adopted practice management software for their own purposes. This is the software they use to run their business — scheduling appointments, registering patients, submitting claims, and getting paid. Do these systems work together? Information Week brought this thought to us in their article, “10 Medical Practice Management Systems For 2014.”

Ideally, EHR and practice management systems work together so that patient registrations become patient health records, and the diagnosis recorded into the EHR turns into a properly coded insurance claim. Automated indexing like that available from Access Integrity can help reduce the risk of incorrect medical coding and can reduce labor and work flow costs.

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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Honoring the Deadline

August 27, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Honoring the Deadline

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 …

Taking It All the Way

August 27, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Taking It All the Way

Making the mandatory transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by the October 2015 deadline will likely be one of the most costly and complex changes made by the American medical community. Between software, training, potential pitfalls in reimbursement, …

New Tools for an Old Battle

August 26, 2014 – 2:06 am |
New Tools for an Old Battle

The mega-billion dollar measure to modernize the Department of Defense’s (DoD) electronic health record (EHR) system continues to move forward. This interesting information came from Dolphin News in their article, “Health care modernization on track, acquisition …

Coding Challenges in the Transition

August 26, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Coding Challenges in the Transition

Regardless of whether you were annoyed or relieved by another delayed implementation of ICD-10, the benefit of having additional time to prepare for the transition transition can work to your favor. The expertise that is held …

Protection from Fraud

August 26, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Protection from Fraud

Oversight of the health insurance exchanges and the shift to value-based payments are the leading management challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services. These challenges also mean that the possibility of fraud is …

Important Part of the Process

August 25, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Important Part of the Process

You should be in full preparation mode for the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 compliance date. Part of that preparation should include evaluation and redefining the clinical documentation value chain. A value chain is a series of …

Will Digital Reduce Paperwork?

August 25, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Will Digital Reduce Paperwork?

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 …

Resources to Help in Preparation

August 22, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Resources to Help in Preparation

There are wide-reaching benefits to the clinical data and patient care that will be achievable with ICD-10. This is why many professionals believe that the move will result in better healthcare. ICD-10 Monitor brought this news …

Making Records Seamless

August 22, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Making Records Seamless

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, …

Keeping up with Technology

August 22, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Keeping up with Technology

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, …