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Article Archive for November 2015

The Challenges of ICD-10

November 30, 2015 – 2:06 am |
The Challenges of ICD-10

Many medical specialties worried that the ICD-10 coding classification implementation would affect them differently, even worse, than the medical field in general because of whatever eccentricities their particular field may harbor. We heard from pediatricians, radiologists …

Pharmacy Fraud Identified

November 30, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Pharmacy Fraud Identified

Fraud continues to infiltrate all parts of healthcare and sometimes in the strangest of ways. Most recently, three Nassau County professionals — a doctor, a pharmacist and a CPA — were arrested by federal agents …

Proof in the Pudding

November 27, 2015 – 2:04 am |
Proof in the Pudding

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun returning paid electronic remittance advice for claims submitted using ICD-10 codes. This comes after the ICD-10 coding classification system went into affect on October 1, 2015. Home …

Fighting the Fraud

November 27, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Fighting the Fraud

We talk a lot about what providers can do to prevent fraudulent billings but what about the patients? What can they do to protect themselves from less than honest providers? The San Diego Union Tribune brought …

The Details in the Data

November 26, 2015 – 2:04 am |
The Details in the Data

Getting all of a patient’s information and history is critical when trying to provide quality and comprehensive health care. Many tools are being used to help with this effort; the latest includes virtual humans. This interesting …

Opening the Lines of Communication

November 26, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Opening the Lines of Communication

Many physicians have voiced complaints about the invasion electronic health records (EHRs) have been in their time with patients. This stigma on technology is not isolated. Many medical providers are not comfortable with technology and …

The Next Project

November 25, 2015 – 2:06 am |
The Next Project

Despite the worries and the lamentations, most providers are breathing a sigh of relief after the long-awaited ICD-10 coding classification went into affect on October 1, 2015. Other than some minor hiccups and annoyances, physician …

Fraud Doesn’t Pay

November 25, 2015 – 2:02 am |
Fraud Doesn’t Pay

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. is one of the largest U.S. kidney dialysis providers. Recently, the company agreed to pay $450 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing it of deliberately wasting medicines in order to …

Medical Technology Continues To Evolve

November 24, 2015 – 2:04 am |
Medical Technology Continues To Evolve

The chief information officer (CIO) at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center would like reconsideration of Stage 3 of the electronic health records (EHRs) Meaningful Use program. Health Data Management brought this information to us in …

Looking to 11?

November 23, 2015 – 2:06 am |
Looking to 11?

With little to no repercussions or hurdles after the ICD-10 coding classification implementation, many are already starting to look forward at ICD-11.
Yes, you read that correctly. Even as some healthcare practices in the United States …

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