ICD-10 Info Series – Part 1

An old saying goes that “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”  The decision to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is no exception to this saying and most likely the finished product will not be appetizing to most healthcare providers

Being Dutiful About Compliance

Health care providers now more than ever must be proactive when it comes to addressing compliance and billing issues with Medicare and Medicaid.  Recently, federal and state governments have been devoting increased resources to detecting and combatting fraud in the health care industry.  At the federal level, both the Department of Justice and the United

Personal “Meaningful Use” Coaches

We know how difficult it can be to keep up with ever-changing healthcare regulations. The newest piece to the puzzle is the government’s “Meaningful Use” EHR incentive program. What is it and how can you benefit from it? MTBC strives to make your life easier by providing all the most up-to-date and accurate information on

The Rise in Online Health Engagement

Health consumers now have better access to information and can easily track their personal health data online as reported by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and the California HealthCare Foundation. This report has shown the trend of self-tracking of health by consumers for the first time in a national survey. As

An Upgrade Patch for MTBC EHR 5.0 is Released by MTBC

An Upgrade Patch for MTBC EHR 5.0 is Released by MTBC MTBC is pleased to announce that it has released a software upgrade patch for its EHR, MTBC EHR 5.0. This upgrade patch dramatically simplifies numerous processes, including writing e-prescriptions, reviewing patient alerts and managing incoming lab results. MTBC has also fully integrated its rule-based

Meaningful Use Leads to Growth of E-Prescribing Adoption by Physicians

According to a new report by Surescripts®, federal incentives to support healthcare IT have contributed to the growth of the nation’s use of electronic prescriptions by 72% in the previous year. Surescripts has released “The National Progress Report on E-Prescribing and Interoperable Healthcare”, which tracks the status of e-prescribing adoption and use in the United

Internet Gives Way to Increases in Prescription Drug Abuse

A new Health Affairs report reveals that the rise in availability and use of the Internet is a major contributor to the trend of prescription drug abuse in the country. The study shows that a 10% increase in the use of high-speed internet leads to a 1% growth in prescription drug abuse through admissions in

Continua Guidelines for Connected Healthcare Technology

Continua Health Alliance, an international non-profit organization, announces the public release of its 2010 Design Guidelines for healthcare networks. Releasing the guidelines to its members is a huge milestone achieved by the alliance that will create an end-to-end personally connected healthcare network for consumers. The industry standards and specifications selected by the alliance to ensure

A Free iPad 2™ Offers by MTBC for New Client Referrals

An exciting new offer has announced by MTBC in connection with its client referral program. Any MTBC clients who refer 3 of their colleagues before May 31, 2011, will receive a free iPad 2™, in addition to the usual $500 bonus already provided for each referral!* How It Works You refer 3 providers who sign

Usability as the Essence of EHR Adoption Program

We all know that EHR adoption is encouraged in the healthcare industry and the incentives that the government is willing to give help speed up the conversion process. However, adopting an EHR is just the beginning of the process. The conversion process isn’t complete until all healthcare providers implement it in their practices and keep