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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

Passwords in Your Practice

A Quick Note on Password Protection You may have heard that Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s email has been hacked and that unauthorized users obtained access to her private Yahoo! account took screenshots of her inbox and posted them online. What you may not have heard that the attackers used a rather simple “forgot password”

Real-time Claims Adjudication

Real-time claims adjudication: the process by which medical billing claims are submitted to a payer for processing whereby the claims are adjudicated automatically and payment/denial information is sent back to the submitter in real-time. The process allows the medical practice to submit a patient’s claim to the payer and determine the patient responsibility while the

Laptop Security: 5 Steps to Getting it Right

If you use a laptop in any capacity within your office you may be placing your practice at grave risk if you do not take the necessary steps to prevent data theft.  We’ve all heard the horror stories: May 22, 2006: A Department of Veteran Affairs data analyst (read: low on the totem pole) had

Automating Patient Check-In: How you can get started

Physician’s Practice reports in its August issue that self-service medicine, driven by electronic patient-entered histories, is improving patient outcomes. Touch-screens—shiny, user-friendly devices—are finally making their way into the doctor’s office. The new fad in start-up clinics is to place a touch-screen at the front desk to check-in patients, collect co-pays, take the patient’s picture, and