Healthcare Technology Archive

A Health Care Perspective on the Apple iPad™

Apple®’s Newest Gadget May Have a Lot to Offer the Healthcare Industry The recent launch of the Apple® iPad™ incited a craze within the technology industry.  The device was designed with an eye toward improving and perfecting such tasks as browsing the web, playing games, reading electronic books and sharing photos, video and music.  While

Real Time Claim Adjudication – The Next Generation of Claims Submission

As a result of the rising cost of healthcare, today’s patient pays more for their healthcare which puts an increased burden on physicians to seek collections from patients.  This component of a patient’s bill may be due to copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or non-covered services which can be difficult to collect.  For example, with the onset

Real-Time Medicare Eligibility

It is very pleased to announce that MTBC now provides enhanced, real-time Medicare eligibility. This new functionality allows the providers to view detailed deductibles, procedure code and payment information on a real-time basis for the patient of your choice. The provider will continue to receive the color-coded eligibility information through the MTBC scheduler (green for

Free Billing Software is Launched by MTBC

Those that are responsible for billing medical claims understand the complexities of the business. Most medical billing online is submitted to insurance companies and the government via billing software; these medical billers may or may not be paid, based on a number of criteria. Medical billing online can be difficult to manage and even more

Finally the MTBC EMR 4.0 is Now Available

Another nice stuff, MTBC’s EMR 4.0 Helps Practices Get Stimulus Funds Ever since the introduction of the Stimulus Bill, EMR (Electronic Medical Records) adoption by clinicians is greatly increasing. EMRs are replacing paper recording methods used by physician practices, making a practice much more efficient. MTBC provides a free, CCHIT-certified EMR. Many clinicians have had

Presidential Press Conference on Healthcare

Tonight, President Obama spoke to the nation about his plans for healthcare reform. He outlined how he plans to reform the current system and how he plans to pay for it including cutting over $100 billion worth of subsidies to insurance companies as part of Medicare. Few key points: Wants to create an independent group

Republicans Create Nightmare Chart Depicting Democratic Healthcare Plans

Someone in the GOP needs to learn how to use Microsoft Visio, or the Democrats need to come up with a better plan for improving our healthcare system. If you believe this nightmare chart created by Congressman Kevin Brady’s office (R-Texas 8th District), then you’ll need a PHD in obfuscation to figure out what the

Meaningful Use — CCHIT Responds With a Vengeance

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has responded to the Office of the National Coordinator’s recently released Meaningful Use matrix [pdf]–and responded with a vengeance. The bottom line: “CCHIT recommends that meaningful use measures be either simplified for 2011, or postponed until 2013.” Its recommendation was formed by comparing the CCHIT 2008 criteria

A Warranty for Your Health?

When you buy a car, the manufacturer usually offers some kind of warranty on your purchase e.g. bumper-to-bumper coverage for 50,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. Or coverage for 100,000 miles for the power train and 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper. Some are now offering oil changes for life, free car washes, dry cleaning, or

Meaningful Use Has Arrived. What Now?

On June 16 the Workgroup on Meaningful Use presented its recommendations on the definition of Meaningful Use. They prepared a preamble describing their overall path to this definition and a matrix to organize their recommendations for each year. For those who have been under a rock for the past 6 months, “meaningful use” is the