On July 17, 2012 the Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics (DCPNC), released a brief analyzing statistical data from office-based physicians in 2011. The brief found a five percent increase in physicians adopting EHRs from 2010 to 2011. Of the total amount of physicians adopting EHR, 50
According to a recent article by Pamela Lewis Dolan published in American Medical News, contractors for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have started sending letters to select providers informing them that they will be audited for Meaningful Use bonuses earned in 2011 and 2012. Providers that have been selected for an audit,
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service recently issued a press release reporting the results of a national survey of office-based physicians. According to the survey, 55 percent of responding physicians in 2011 said they have adopted at least some EHR technology in their practices. In addition, 85 percent of physicians who have adopted
Over the years as an administrator and consultant I have been regularly surprised by some of the methodologies used by physicians to assign a CPT code for a patient encounter. My favorite was a cardiologist from Ohio who always used a 99213 unless the patient had beat up shoes, in those cases he would give
A new study, from the University of California, Davis shows that patients prefer using the internet to obtain healthcare information over asking friends or using reference books.
Implementing Healthcare Technology solutions is not only a necessity for practices but also for patients.
E-Prescribing or Electronic Prescribing is an eligible service that allows healthcare providers to electronically send an accurate and error-free prescription to a pharmacy. It is a centralized, paperless system for handling medical prescriptions. Instead of writing a prescription on paper, the physician enters it directly into his computer system and the prescription travels from the
On June 28, 2012, in a historic 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), approving a mandate that Americans must obtain healthcare insurance or face a tax penalty for failing to do so by 2014. While the full implication of this decision is yet
WebEHR, the latest innovation in the healthcare industry, brings peace of mind for providers and practices in several ways. When a practice signs up for a WebEHR, it gets relief from a lot of burden. Signing up for a web EHR is not like an ordinary buying and selling transaction, but is more like a
Web EHR is the latest EHR innovation. With web-based EHR, users can access EHR via any browser on any Internet-activated system. Keeping up with today’s fast growing healthcare technologies, a web-based EHR system allows patients to self-schedule appointments. A web-based EHR system makes it easy to add new users, doctors or locations. Web EHR allows