Get Ready For ICD 10 Transition

ICD or International Statistical Classification of Disease and Related Problems is a module prepared by the World Health Organization. This medical classification includes the various codes for diseases, complaints, abnormal findings, signs, causes of an injury, cause of a disease, social circumstances, etc. Now, the WHO has revised this list with the all-new ICD 10.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Why Is It Essential

Meaningful Use refers to the measure that prompts the medical providers to implement and utilize electronic health records (EHR) in healthcare centers. By digitalizing the healthcare industry, the overall quality of the care and facilities provided to the patients is improved, thereby ensuring more safety to the patients. Stage 1 of Meaningful Use includes 13

Healthcare’s Worst Nightmare: Anthem Breach

According to Anthem’s website, one in nine Americans receives coverage for medical care through Anthem’s affiliated plans. Despite being a data storage powerhouse, Anthem failed to encrypt consumer data which surprisingly is not against the law. Anthem, the country’s second largest health insurer was hacked recently compromising names, birthdays, medical IDs, social security numbers etc.

About 84% Of The Hospitals Put Population Health At Stake

A good majority of the struggling hospitals are pinning their hopes for a bright future on clinical analytics infrastructure and population health management, but not until they make significant investments in healthcare IT solutions for the year 2015. Diagnostic and surgical patient services, electronic health records implementations and patient engagement tools will be consuming the

Non-Certified EHRs A Common Hurdle To Stage 2 Attestation

Physicians and doctors around the country have expressed doubts regarding the advisability of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 attestation requirements issued by CMS. A significant number of practices wonder whether they can achieve the requisites within the allotted time. With the outlook being far from promising from the transitional perspective, the reason for most practices

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

Recent Study Encourages Healthcare Providers To Pick Advanced EHR Solutions

A recent study conducted in few states of U.S shows that many a number of healthcare providers and physicians are not impressed with the current EHR solutions (Electronic Health Records) they are using. The study found three major drawbacks with the EHR systems being used. They lacked convincing features, technical support and were rather cumbersome

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

Most Healthcare Organizations Ready For ICD 10 Coding Transition

As per a recent survey conducted among some of the major healthcare organizations, many hospitals have stated that they are quite ready for the ICD 10 coding transition. However, some smaller organizations have also clearly mentioned about the issues they would be facing with the change in the ICD coding as they are not well-equipped

Majority of the Patients Support Health Data Sharing

Even though there are concerns about data security, majority of patients say that data sharing is essential for availing the best healthcare. In a survey conducted by Health IT Policy Committee, more than 70 percent of patients were of the view that electronic data sharing from EHR software would help them to get better treatment.