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Congress urged not to Further Delay the ICD 10 Implementation

It was the very slow rate of ICD 10 transition among the hospitals that forced Congress to pass the legislation pushing the ICD 10 implementation date to October 2015. But, many hospitals were prepared to meet the initial deadline and they are disappointed by the fact that the Federal Government keeps delaying the full implementation

Concerns Rise about Achieving ICD 10 Transition within the Stipulated Time

The repeated postponements and delays in setting the transition deadline for ICD 10 coding are raising new concerns in the healthcare industry. Many industry leaders are wondering whether the transition from ICD 9 to ICD 10 will ever get done. Already, it is becoming clear that the Federal Government might have to further extend the

CMS Issues New Guidelines For Stage 2 Attestation At HIMSS14

The 2014th chapter of Healthcare Information And Management Systems (HIMSS14) discussed very deeply about the Electronic Health Record adoption incentive programs. The annual meeting noted that the criteria for the adoption of EHR and the meaningful use stage 2 attestation programs should be made clearer to the healthcare organizations across the country. The major focus

American Heart Association highlights the Significance of Hospital-Paramedics Coordination

A recent study conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) reveals that the integration of Electronic health record specialist alone can’t yield positive results unless there is a coordination of works undertaken. To highlight its point, the AHA pointed out the remarkable decline in the number of heart attack death cases after hospitals in certain

Vital Considerations When Buying EMR Software

When looking for EMR Software to buy, EPs have a variety of options they can choose from. You will need to fully understand your requirements first, and assess how each of the systems in the market will fit in with them. Following are the main aspects of the web based EMR Software that you should

Training Centers started Medical Billing Programs on ICD 10 Codes

There have been much advancement in the healthcare sector and the latest one is the introduction of ICD 10 codes. Now, ICD 10 implementation is not an easy task, mainly because it requires training. However, the medical billing program of some of the firms has come up with training in ICD 10 codes. One of

Newly Formed Consortium hopes to make ICD 10 Transition smoother for Smaller Providers

October 1, 2015 has been set as the final date for healthcare providers for ICD 10 implementation. With this, ICD 10 training and implementation has been the major topic of discussion in the medical industry. Since ICD 10 is about to bring a major change in the overall system, industry experts are looking for simpler

Latest Software Bridges Gap In Precision Medicine

University of California, San Francisco has recently unveiled a web-based software platform that improves the precision of the medicines used in cancer treatment significantly. This new platform seamlessly integrates genomic analysis and testing, clinical and outcome data, and personalized treatment regimens. This integrates all of the features directly into the web-based EMR systems. This project

IT Panels Recommend Solutions To Improve EHR Interoperability

Of late, two major IT panels have come forward to offer EHR interoperability solutions to improve the overall facilities and care provided to the patients. These health information technology advisory panels have recommended a new approach that can be used while employing EHR software in the systems. This will help in enabling seamless communication across

ICD 10 Implementation may not be a Burden on Smaller Practices as Expected

Many of the smaller health care providers were reluctant to make ICD 10 preparation, since they thought that the transition would be a big financial burden. However, according to the latest reports, the estimates for ICD 10 implementation figures were exaggerated. The report, which was published in one of the health journals also found that