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Article Archive for September 2014

You Are Not Alone

September 30, 2014 – 2:04 am |
You Are Not Alone

There are many resources out there to help healthcare organizations and providers be prepared for the ICD-10 coding classification transition that is effective on October 1, 2015. After two delays and much worry, some providers …

Safety First

September 26, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Safety First

The transition to ICD-10 has spawned many fears and negative projections about the possible impact on a variety of things. Some professionals are now projecting that it may have a negative impact on patient safety …

No Snooze on This Clock

September 25, 2014 – 2:06 am |
No Snooze on This Clock

After all the grumblings, reassurances of no more delays, and then delays, some providers are wondering whether the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will actually occur on October 1, 2015. This interesting topic came from …

New Ruling Eases the Requirements

September 25, 2014 – 2:04 am |
New Ruling Eases the Requirements

The Health and Human Services Department recently ruled that providers can define meaningful use according to the standards in ONC’s 2011 Edition CEHRT (certified EHR technology) Standards & Certification Criteria (S&CC) or a combination of …

The Learning Curve

September 24, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Learning Curve

Can you learn the new coding classification system, ICD-10, in 10-15 minutes a day? Highly unlikely, but you might be more familiar with it as your practice continues the progress forward to meet the transition …

Maintaining Personal Contact in the World of Technology

September 24, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Maintaining Personal Contact in the World of Technology

People have been complaining about technology taking over the personal aspects of their lives for quite awhile. It started with answering machines and voice mail, moved to automated banking, and now it has joined us …

Handling the Rejection

September 23, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Handling the Rejection

Understandably, ICD-10 is a primary focus for healthcare providers right now. Technology, testing, and testing again is all-consuming. Hopefully that isn’t at the expense of other important facets of the coding classification transition, like cash flow …

Anatomy 101

September 23, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Anatomy 101

Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, an integrated clinic and hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, took training measures into its own hands recently by enrolling its medical coders in Anatomy & Physiology for Coders, an online course …

Whistleblowers and Fraud

September 22, 2014 – 2:06 am |
Whistleblowers and Fraud

With daily reports of fraudulent behavior in regards to Medicare and Medicaid billings, the fear of billing technology continues to increase. At the same time, the focus on technology as the catalyst or culprit continues to increase. Electronic health records …

Above the Crowd

September 22, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Above the Crowd

Healthcare organizations continue to implement the government’s meaningful-use incentive program for electronic health records (EHRs). FrontRange has introduced what it calls a change-management application to facilitate the move toward EHR implementation. This interesting news was …

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