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Article Archive for April 2014

Medical Records Fight Fraud

April 30, 2014 – 4:04 am |
Medical Records Fight Fraud

Medicare has plans to arm itself with broad new powers to better control doctors engaged in fraudulent or harmful prescribing, even to the point of banning them from the program completely. Pro Publica brought us this …

Technology in Surgery

April 29, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Technology in Surgery

Google Glass surprised few people when it sold out on its first day. The $1,500 glasses recently went on sale for a single day, allowing Google to gauge market demand. Interestingly, Glass has also captured the …

So What Now?

April 28, 2014 – 2:06 am |
So What Now?

One little sentence – “The Secretary of Health and Human Services may not, prior to October 1, 2015, adopt ICD-10 code sets as the standard for code sets….” – has changed strategies, plans, and timelines …

The Power of Communicating

April 28, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Power of Communicating

In the middle of a medical media scandal involving broken promises and broken contracts, he saids and she saids, it appears that one of the issues at stake includes electronic medical records (EHRs). On some …

Planning for the Unknown

April 25, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Planning for the Unknown

You might have heard, the ICD-10 coding system has been delayed a year.
Though some predict the delay will cost the industry billions, healthcare executives are being advised to remain vigilant in their preparation efforts. However you …

Setting Priorities

April 25, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Setting Priorities

In addition to managing the transition to a new coding classification with an unknown deadline, healthcare providers are converting to electronic health records (EHRs), and many are finding this additional task cumbersome. Some are referring to …

Funding Held Until Results Are Seen

April 24, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Funding Held Until Results Are Seen

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year 2015 budget plan that would withhold 75% of the funding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requested for electronic health record (EHR) system upgrades until …

Waiting for Clarification

April 23, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Waiting for Clarification

A coalition of health care organizations has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator urging the agency to clarify the ICD-10 implementation delay as soon as possible. Many are …

Sharpening Your Skills

April 23, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Sharpening Your Skills

It is refreshing to see the education system recognizing the shift in the skills needed in health care. Ashworth College has added an Electronic Health Records Management Career Diploma program to its expansive list of accredited …

Time to Train

April 22, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Time to Train

More and more colleges and vocational schools are offering courses, certificates, and programs for their professional medical coding curricula. The latest to jump on board is the Continuing and Professional Development division at San Jacinto College in …

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