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Online Tool Predicts Physician Shortages at Local, National Levels

by Kaitlyn Houseman on August 4, 2014

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management

ICD-10 Final Rule Released - Compliance Date Set

by Kaitlyn Houseman on August 1, 2014

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.

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Topics: ICD-10

EHR’s Role in Population Health Management: Q & A with eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani

by Kaitlyn Houseman on July 29, 2014

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.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, ACO, Care Coordination Medical Record

Review Your 2014 PQRS Interim Claims Feedback Data

by Kaitlyn Houseman on July 28, 2014

If you are an individual eligible professional who has reported at least one PQRS quality measure this year via claims-based reporting, you can now view first quarter data (January 2014 – March 2014) regarding your submission(s) using the 2014 PQRS Interim Feedback Dashboard.
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Topics: CMS, PQRS

Learn about Changes in the Meaningful Use Vital Signs Core Objective

by Kaitlyn Houseman on July 8, 2014

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Topics: Incentive Programs

Now Available: Interactive Tool to Help Providers Understand 2014 CEHRT NPRM

by Kaitlyn Houseman on July 7, 2014

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Topics: CMS, Incentive Programs

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: Family Practice and Internal Medicine

by Kaitlyn Houseman on July 3, 2014

CMS invites you to view a newly released webcast on ICD-10 documentation and  codingconcepts for family practice and internal medicine. 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. 

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:

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Topics: ICD-10

EHR Templates, Cloning, and Upcoding: Should You Worry?

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 27, 2014

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.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, EHR, Coding

Is 2014 the Year to Switch EHR Systems?

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 24, 2014

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.

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Topics: EHR

Electronic Health Records and the Data of Health Care [Infographic]

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 23, 2014

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.

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Topics: EHR

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: Orthopedics

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 18, 2014

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: Pediatrics

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 16, 2014

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. 

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: OBGYN

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 13, 2014

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: Cardiology

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 12, 2014

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. 

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Topics: ICD-10

Possible Issue with EHR Hardship Exception Application Filings

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 6, 2014

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Topics: CMS

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