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Article Archive for December 2013

Technology Can Reduce Risks

December 31, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Technology Can Reduce Risks

Electronic health records (EHRs) in the United States are supposed to take full effect by 2015. The promise of the Affordable Care Act – to provide better health care to more people for less money – …

Juggling the Challenges

December 30, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Juggling the Challenges

Even with the ICD-10 coding classification deadline looming less than ten months away, there are still some who are seeking a delay, again.
This interesting news came from ICD-10 Watch in their post, “Can CMS delay …

Solutions to Prevent Fraud

December 30, 2013 – 2:04 am |
Solutions to Prevent Fraud

In an effort to thwart fraudulent billing, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is going to regulate the controversial copy-and-paste capability of electronic health record (EHR) systems. This was announced in response to …

Successful Implementation Celebrated

December 27, 2013 – 2:04 am |
Successful Implementation Celebrated

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System has successfully implemented its chosen electronic health record (EHR) system, Allscripts. This new system will support Appalachian’s efforts to change the organization by providing single, integrated patient records with the …

Proper Use of EHRs Can Reduce Medical Errors

December 26, 2013 – 2:06 am |
Proper Use of EHRs Can Reduce Medical Errors

Even with electronic health records (EHRs), the onus still lies on the caregiver to instigate proper documentation and recordkeeping. The VA Office of the Inspector General recently cited the Medical Practice clinic in San Francisco for a …

Maintaining the Quality

December 26, 2013 – 2:02 am |
Maintaining the Quality

Even with all the focus and chatter around the ICD-10 coding classification transition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has addressed concerns around clinical quality measures regarding electronic health records by adding some …

EMRs Can Tailor Treatment Plans

December 25, 2013 – 2:06 am |
EMRs Can Tailor Treatment Plans

“New Medical Records Software Provides More Personalized Health Care for Older Adult Patients” from News Medical is about research software (Brain Care Software) being developed that addresses the aging process related to mental decline disorders. The …

Positive Impact on Salaries by the ICD-10 Conversion

December 25, 2013 – 2:02 am |
Positive Impact on Salaries by the ICD-10 Conversion

Experts are predicting that hospital employees can expect to earn slightly more in the near future, due to the focus on ICD-10 coding classification transition. This interesting topic was found on Fierce Healthcare in their …

New Year Resolutions

December 24, 2013 – 2:06 am |
New Year Resolutions

The end of the year is, gulp, next week. Are you ready for the ICD-10 flurry of activity that will encapsulate 2014? The holidays can be all consuming, and heaven knows we all are looking …

The Devil is in the Details

December 24, 2013 – 2:02 am |
The Devil is in the Details

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) recently issued guidance to help the healthcare industry better understand where to focus transaction testing to ensure that ICD-10 coding is accurate. “WEDI guidance directs focus for ICD-10 …

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