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Article Archive for February 2014

What are the physicians doing?

February 28, 2014 – 2:02 am |
What are the physicians doing?

Healthcare systems are (or should be) actively preparing for the ICD-10 transition. But what about the physicians? Is someone paying enough attention in their preparation? They will be responsible for the clinical documentation required when …

Deadline Moved on Incentive Program

February 28, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Deadline Moved on Incentive Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline for Medicare EHR Incentive Program reporting attestation to March 31, 2014. Modern Healthcare brought this news to our attention in their article, ‘Deadlines extended …

There Are No Shortcuts

February 27, 2014 – 2:06 am |
There Are No Shortcuts

The former CFO for a Texas hospital has been charged with meaningful use fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to the indictment by a federal grand jury, the defendant falsely attested to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …

Technology Makes Launch Smooth

February 26, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Technology Makes Launch Smooth

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center has rolled out its electronic health record (EHR) system to provide a consolidated patient record for their 622-bed Charlotte hospital. This is the first provider within the Winston-Salem-based Novant Health system …

Incentives Continue to Do the Job

February 25, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Incentives Continue to Do the Job

With more than $19 billion in electronic health record (EHR) usage federal incentive payments having been disbursed already, it is safe to say that the providers are lining up to prove their electronic health record …

Denial is Disappearing

February 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Denial is Disappearing

For quite awhile now, there has been some strong opponents to the ICD-10 coding classification implementation, not to mention the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use. Whether it was a political maneuver or fear of change, …

Medical Care and Claims Can Be Improved with Machine Assisted Indexing

February 21, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Medical Care and Claims Can Be Improved with Machine Assisted Indexing

Wolters Kluwer Health was selected by Connexin Software to utilize their Health Language applications in the effort to provide high-quality clinical documentation and regulatory compliance in electronic health records (EHR). Knowledgespeak brought this interesting news our way in …

Don’t Fear the Technology

February 21, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Don’t Fear the Technology

Mastering electronic health record technology is part of every healthcare provider’s agenda, or it should be. It can be a difficult, cumbersome process in the beginning. Once you refine and optimize the system to better …

Medical Claims Management is Key

February 20, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Medical Claims Management is Key

Physiotherapy Associates in Exton, Pennsylvania has  begun implementation of Plexis Claims Manager (PCM) software to help facilitate greater automation and ensure ICD-10 compliance within its payer operations/cost containment division. This interesting information was found in …

Juggling the Challenges

February 20, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Juggling the Challenges

The ICD-10 transition is in full force as healthcare providers are training staff, planning for an interrupted revenue cycle, and testing, testing, and testing some more. It isn’t much different for third-party vendors such as electronic health …

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