EHR Doesn’t Cause Rise Of Medicare Scams – Report

With WHO’s mandate for the adoption of electronic health records, experts in the healthcare industry feared that it would lead to fraudulent billing and coding tendencies. However, recent reports show that such fears are baseless. The report is based on the outcome of the researchers by Harvard School of Public Health and Michigan School of

Cyber Attacks on Electronic Health Data Increases

With your health records online, hackers are now more interested in your health history than your credit card information. Cybercriminals are devising new methods to exploit the vulnerabilities of EMR software. One of the healthcare security experts of the industry says, “As attackers discover new methods to make money, the healthcare industry is becoming a

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

New Report Says ICD 10 Adoption Costs Are Lesser Than Expected

Good news for small healthcare practitioners! A recent study indicates that the overall cost for small healthcare practitioners to migrate from ICD-9 to ICD 10 is relatively cheaper that what was predicted earlier. The study report, which was published in American Health Information Management Association’s official journal, is sure to trigger the pace of ICD