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Tick Tock

September 30, 2015 – 2:06 am |
Tick Tock

Today is the last day before the ICD-10 coding classification transition goes into effect. This change to the nations healthcare system will affect physicians and providers everywhere. This was brought to us by Western Slope in …

EHR Satisfaction in Question

September 29, 2015 – 2:06 am |
EHR Satisfaction in Question

As electronic health records (EHRs) continue to grow in usage, the percentage of health care clinicians who say they wouldn’t recommend their EHR to a colleague has grown from 24% in 2010 to 51% in …

Eleventh Hour Exceptions Granted

September 29, 2015 – 2:04 am |
Eleventh Hour Exceptions Granted

As we approach the final deadline for the ICD-10 coding classification transition, four state Medicaid programs have been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay transitioning to direct ICD-10 code …

ICD-10 Still A Go

September 28, 2015 – 2:06 am |
ICD-10 Still A Go

If you have been watching or listening to the news you know that Congress must pass an omnibus spending bill or a temporary spending measure for fiscal year 2016 before the current fiscal year ends …

In the Immediate Future

September 25, 2015 – 2:06 am |
In the Immediate Future

If you are like any other healthcare provider, you have been working  to ensure complete ICD-10 transition readiness. You have been doing training, testing, and health IT system upgrades. EHR Intelligence brought this news to us …

Everyone is Getting Prepared

September 24, 2015 – 2:06 am |
Everyone is Getting Prepared

Pulse Systems is one of the leading providers of electronic health record (EHR) systems and other healthcare management solutions. They recently announced an update to their EHR system in preparation for the transition to ICD-10 …

Sharing Information Enhances Services

September 24, 2015 – 2:04 am |
Sharing Information Enhances Services

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions is focused on electronic health record (EHR) interoperability and information sharing. At a recent hearing, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) highlighted a variety of reasons in his own …

Just Relax and Ask for Help

September 23, 2015 – 2:06 am |
Just Relax and Ask for Help

In a seemingly ironic turn of events, the healthcare industry is creating work for itself. Billing and procedure coding aren’t exactly dangerous jobs, but many preparing for the upcoming ICD-10 transition are suffering from stress and …

Just Days Away

September 23, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Just Days Away

After many delays over several years, industry professionals believe that nothing will stop the October 1, 2015 deadline for the ICD-10 coding classification transition. Just this summer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a …

Final Preparations Are Being Made

September 22, 2015 – 2:06 am |
Final Preparations Are Being Made

In one week years of work and preparation goes live with the ICD-10 coding classification and recently it was announced that William Rogers, MD, director of the Physicians Regulatory Issues Team at the Centers for Medicare …

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