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Article Archive for November 2014

Paying Attention to Fraud

November 28, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Paying Attention to Fraud

Scams tied to Medicare have risen sharply as con artists seek to exploit the confusion among older individuals about the Affordable Care Act. Now that we are knee-deep in the open enrollment season, people should …

Fighting the Battle

November 27, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Fighting the Battle

Another ambulance company has been found guilty of fraud. The general manager of a southern California ambulance company pleaded guilty yesterday in Los Angeles to conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud, conspiracy to obstruct a Medicare …

Taking Stock

November 27, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Taking Stock

We frequently discuss the importance of training in preparation for the ICD-10 coding classification transition coming in October 2015. In a unique approach to providing training, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio is expanding its Good …

The Quality of the Product

November 26, 2014 – 2:04 am |
The Quality of the Product

It has been reported that a high percentage of electronic health record (EHR) systems were certified by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) without ever being tested on physicians or other clinical staff. Some …

Considering the Impact

November 26, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Considering the Impact

Fingers were pointing at the electronic health record (EHR) system at the Texas hospital as being at fault for allowing the Ebola-infected patient to leave untreated, thus exposing others. It is always easy to blame …

Increased Challenges for Data Integration

November 25, 2014 – 2:04 am |
Increased Challenges for Data Integration

The increased provider consolidation in health care could have challenging effects on operational areas within a health system. Electronic health records (EHRs) integration for hospitals, physician practices, and other providers in the same region could be creating their own unified …

The Cost of the Change

November 25, 2014 – 2:02 am |
The Cost of the Change

The impending ICD-10 coding classification transition continues. With numerous delays postponing the deadline to October 1, 2015, there are some still pushing for another delay or even a complete stop on the project. This interesting topic …

The Evolution of Healthcare

November 24, 2014 – 2:06 am |
The Evolution of Healthcare

The healthcare industry is in the process of changing its perspective from volume to value. That might be hard to believe when you work in the industry. It is hard to remember that the new changes …

Protecting Their Rights

November 24, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Protecting Their Rights

It appears that it is more than caregivers who are involved in Medicare and Medicaid fraud schemes. A former patient recruiter pleaded guilty recently in Miami, Florida, for his alleged role in a $205 million Medicare …

Something to Look Up To

November 21, 2014 – 2:02 am |
Something to Look Up To

The Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) of the Health IT Standards Committee has released recommendations regarding electronic health record (EHR) systems. According to NwHIN, improvements need to be made to the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture …

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