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Healthcare Organizations Need To Accept Accountable Care Arrangements

As per recent reports, major healthcare providers and healthcare IT companies have started to accept accountable care arrangements as an option to improve the healthcare facilities. Using these arrangements results in cutting down the overall cost involved as well as improving the patient care and thus, enhancing health management. Accountable care organizations or ACOs look

ICD-10 To Roll Out In 9

Good news for medical billing companies! The most anticipated ICD-10 is about to roll out in another 9 months, which will revive all the coding systems that are in use until now. ICD-10 PCS and ICD-10 CM were initially adopted in February 2014 with an implementation date a year after. So, the time delay in

Challenges Faced In Exchanging Health Data

According to the recent reports by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), several issues were faced by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2014. Among these, the meaningful and secure exchange and use of electronic health data was the most common one. In fact, the agency reviewed the common challenges faced last year

Recommendations by Physicians to Change Meaningful Use Program

Recently, several physicians made recommendations about the changes that needed to be implemented on the Meaningful Use Attestation program. The American Medical Association (AMA) made such proposals to federal regulators to make sure that the physicians make the best use of EHR or electronic health record systems. Among the recommendations that the American Medical Association

Artificial Intelligence Integration With EHR On The Cards

Recent statistics have highlighted that over 400,000 Americans die as a direct result of medical mistakes. To get a correct picture, the number will be equivalent to the number of deaths if the largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A-380 crashes every day, for an entire year! This comparison was pointed out by Forbes Contributor Dan

How to Setup Passwords or Authentication Process on your Mobile Device?

First step towards securing data on your mobile device is setup a password or an authentication process. Password is a combination of letters, numbers and keyboard characters that allows user to gain access to the mobile device. It is a means of user authentication. Authentication is a process of verifying the identity of a user,

What are the risks involved in using mobile devices to access patient data on it?

In today’s Information Age, smartphone and tablets have so much processing power that they are no less than a computer for all essential purposes. We now use them for daily usual activities, including searching web, accessing financial accounts, shopping, and communication and even editing documents and performing work related tasks. We even access many EHR

ICD-10: The Disaster Hoax

With the ICD-10 implementation deadline looming around, most people conceive the idea as a serious threat or potential disaster for the healthcare industry. The perspective predominantly prevalent is that of the concept promoting ICD-10 as a very serious challenge to the physicians, practices and hospitals. No doubt it is a challenge from a psychological stand

Challenges of Converting an ICD-9 Superbill to ICD-10

The U.S. healthcare system is now 10 months away from the ICD-10 “live” date and physician practices around the U.S. are currently deciding on whether or not to convert their current ICD-9 superbill to an ICD-10 superbill. Of course, there are several physicians who currently capture ICD-9s and CPTs through an EMR system or practice

ICD-10 Readiness Guidelines for Physicians

ICD-10 is being compared to the “Y2K” of the Healthcare industry. With that in mind, it is critical that physician practices be prepared for ICD-10 coding to minimize revenue flow disruption and ensure clinical documentation matches ICD-10 specificity. According to an April 2013 survey of 500 physician practices conducted by Navicure, practices consider physician/staff training and