Topics: Revenue Cycle Management
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule Thursday afternoon for a compliance date of October 1, 2015 for conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes.
Accordingly to a recent survey of 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties, 40% of physicians do not use an EHR because EHRs interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. Patient engagement has been a difficult concept for most EHR vendors and developers to grasp leaving providers frustrated with their EHRs meeting the Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria.
Topics: Incentive Programs
An AHIMA-certified coder presents on the webcast, which focuses on unique ICD-10 clinical documentation needs and hot topics for family practice and internal medicine:
Electronic Health Records are designed to help practice’s save time, improve the quality of documentation, and ultimately provide better patient care. However, some features of electronic health records could endanger your business and lead to False Claims Act violations.
With up to 23 percent of physician practices reporting they were trading in their current EHR system for a new brand system in 2013, what will 2014 bring? Eighty-one percent of survey respondents who indicated they were ditching their current systems said they were on track to replace their EHR within the next year; some 11 percent said they were unsure, according to the report.
Are today's data science masters tomorrow's leaders in medicine? The transition to electronic health records represents a sea change for the medical industry as a whole. Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla has said “In the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together." Already, we're seeing results: electronic health records may reduce outpatient care costs by 3 percent, and some hospital systems have seen reductions in duplicate tests and adverse drug reactions, to the tune of half a million dollars. How does your state stack up when it comes to EHR adoption? Are radiologists more or less likely than psychiatrists to have transitioned to digital records? And what is the difference between electronic health records and electronic medical records, anyway? In this infographic, datascience@berkeley explores the past, present, and future of these game-changing EHRs.
CMS invites you to view a newly released webcast on ICD-10 documentation and coding concepts for pediatrics. This webcast is the first in the CMS “Road to 10” series designed to help you with ICD-10 clinical documentation specific to your medical specialty.
CMS invites you to view a newly released webcast on ICD-10 documentation and coding concepts for cardiology. This webcast is the first in the CMS “Road to 10” series designed to help you with ICD-10 clinical documentation specific to your medical specialty.