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October 18, 2021 – 2:06 am |

Health informatics is a term that describes the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of healthcare information to foster better collaboration among a patient’s various healthcare providers. Health informatics plays a critical role in the push toward healthcare reform.
Health informatics represents the intersection of information …

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COVID-19 and EHRs

June 4, 2020 – 2:04 am |
COVID-19 and EHRs

After much posturing and opposition to the federal data-sharing rule proposals, one prominent electronic health record (EHR) provider has now switched sides and is voicing support for the new regulations aimed at improving patients’ access …

Telehealth Gets Stamp of Approval

May 29, 2020 – 2:06 am |
Telehealth Gets Stamp of Approval

Many changes have taken place during the past three months since COVID-19 has swept across the country. In an unprecedented move, Medicare has been promoting virtual medical care or telehealth. It just took a pandemic …

PDPM Changes the Landscape

October 1, 2019 – 2:06 am |
PDPM Changes the Landscape

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is the proposed Medicare payment rule for skilled nursing facilities. It is intended to replace the current RUG-IV system with a completely new way of calculating reimbursement. Under PDPM, therapy …

Exceeding Expectations

September 6, 2019 – 2:06 am |
Exceeding Expectations

Progressive healthcare leaders in the United States are looking at the proposed rules to drive interoperability across the healthcare ecosystem as a base level from which to improve operations. Healthcare IT News brought this subject to …

CMS’ New Proposal Causing Some Concerns

October 30, 2018 – 2:06 am |
CMS’ New Proposal Causing Some Concerns

The last several decades have been filled with increasing requirements in healthcare. However, just recently the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposal to eliminate documentation requirements for providers in office evaluation and management …

Opportunities for Fraud Being Reviewed

October 12, 2018 – 2:06 am |
Opportunities for Fraud Being Reviewed

The current administration is considering revisions to the Stark laws prohibiting physician self-referral. According to Joseph Grogan, JD, associate director of health programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), “We’re talking about something …

Today’s Healthcare

August 6, 2018 – 2:06 am |
Today’s Healthcare

Technology is our friend. I know that’s hard to believe 100 percent of the time, especially when so much is blamed on computers and technology. However, technology such as data analytics, can help catch fraud …

ICD-11 in the Early Stages

July 23, 2018 – 2:02 am |
ICD-11 in the Early Stages

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that the International Classification of Diseases, Eleventh Edition (ICD-11) was being released. “Released” is not the same thing as finalized. ICD-10 Monitor brought this interesting news to us in …

Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Technology

July 12, 2018 – 2:04 am |
Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Technology

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking measures to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic by having states increase their utilization of health information technology (HIT) to target prevention and treatment activities. Health Data …

The Pressure is On

July 2, 2018 – 2:02 am |
The Pressure is On

Medicare and Medicaid fraud has run rampant and many efforts are in the works to slow it down. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched several initiatives aimed at cutting down on …

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