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Meaningful Use — CCHIT Responds With a Vengeance

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has responded to the Office of the National Coordinator’s recently released Meaningful Use matrix [pdf]–and responded with a vengeance. The bottom line: “CCHIT recommends that meaningful use measures be either simplified for 2011, or postponed until 2013.” Its recommendation was formed by comparing the CCHIT 2008 criteria

A Warranty for Your Health?

When you buy a car, the manufacturer usually offers some kind of warranty on your purchase e.g. bumper-to-bumper coverage for 50,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. Or coverage for 100,000 miles for the power train and 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper. Some are now offering oil changes for life, free car washes, dry cleaning, or

Meaningful Use Has Arrived. What Now?

On June 16 the Workgroup on Meaningful Use presented its recommendations on the definition of Meaningful Use. They prepared a preamble describing their overall path to this definition and a matrix to organize their recommendations for each year. For those who have been under a rock for the past 6 months, “meaningful use” is the

What Does CCHIT Certification Mean to You?

You maybe asking yourself why MTBC, a medical billing company, pursued and received CCHIT certification. What does medical billing have to do with electronic medical records? The answer for us is simple: improving our clients’ work flow improves their collections. The only way we could find to help improve our clients’ work flow was to

The Cost Conundrum — Must Read Article in the New Yorker

In the June issue of The New Yorker magazine, Dr. Atul Gawande contrasts the high-cost health-care system in McAllen, Texas, with the lower-cost systems at the Mayo Clinic and in Grand Junction, Colorado. McAllen, Texas is one of the most expensive health-care markets in the country. Only Miami spends more. He explores why costs in

CCHIT Certification is Received by MTBC EMR v 4.0

We are thrilled to announce that MTBC EMR v 4.0 has received the prestigious CCHIT 2008 Ambulatory Certification. The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology is the Recognized Certification Body in the United States for certifying health information technology products. MTBC’s new, upgraded Version 4.0 of our EMR is already being praised for its intuitive

Who cares? The FTC hopes you do!

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a site to provide older patients–and those who care for them–a reliable source of health information for such topics as healthcare agencies, medications, alternative therapies, and Medicare fraud. Physicians and healthcare providers are encouraged to direct patients to the FTC site in order to access accurate and updated information.

UnitedHealth Continuity – Insurance for your Insurance

UnitedHealth Group is again at the leading edge of technology and the delivery of healthcare services to patients and providers. Today UHC announced a new product designed to help patients secure medical insurance in the event they are no longer covered by another carrier. In a way, UHC is offering insurance for your existing insurance.

Visit the Doctor – Online

Why go to the doctor when the doctor can come to you through the comfort of your webcam? American Well is a new healthcare service which allows doctors and insurance companies to provide more “face time” for patients. Although this face time is virtual, patients have immediate access to a variety of specialists from their

Pri-Med NYC and MTBC

Pri-Med New York City MTBC arrived at Pri-Med NYC in our distinctive purple ambulances. Throughout the conference we were thrilled to acquaint many healthcare providers with our comprehensive medical billing services. We hope we conveyed our excitement about our remarkably cost-effective IT innovations for primary care providers. We also debuted our Patient Check-In Kiosk a