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3 Things To Do While Waiting for ICD-10

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3-things-to-do-while-waiting-for-ICD-10Since the U.S. government recently extended the deadline for the mandatory transition to the International Classification of Diseases version 10 from ICD-9, many managers at medical practices and other organizations are breathing a sigh of relief because they weren’t quite prepared to make the change yet.

If you’re among their ranks, you will want to take advantage of the additional time to get all your ducks in a row and make sure your staff will be in a good position to implement and use ICD-10.

Organizations now have until at least October 1, 2015 to make the switch to ICD-10, giving them one additional year to get ready to use the latest version of the code, which is developed and maintained by the World Health Organization. In the meantime, here are three things to do while waiting for ICD-10.

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Whitepaper Excerpt: 3 Vital Things You Should Know About RIS Software

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Here is a sneak peek into our whitepaper, "3 Vital Things You Should Know About RIS Software."

The Digital Convience of Transcription

Radiology practices need to operate as efficiently as possible. One way to do that is through the RIS’ scheduler.

Today, a RIS scheduler needs to be used for much more than simply scheduling patients. It should be comprehensive enough to manage workflow throughout the practice, helping to keep things moving and identify where / when bottlenecks occur so that administrators can address and minimize, if not completely eliminate them.

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4 Steps for Putting Electronic Health Records Into Action

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4-steps-for-putting-electronic-health-records-into-actionYou have recently recognized the importance of implementing Electronic Health Records software in your organization. EHR solutions are designed to help medical practices improve the level of patient care they deliver, speeding up a variety of activities, ranging from checking on a patient’s insurance status to entering in the codes for diagnosis and treatment.

In order to get the most out of your EHR, here are four steps for putting it into action.

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3 EHR Tips Every Medical Practice Needs to Know

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3-EHR-Tips-Every-Medical-Practice-Needs-to-KnowInexpensive computers with astonishing processing capability, combined with advanced networking protocols and robust security and safety mechanisms to protect patients’ highly sensitive and confidential information have enabled a revolution in healthcare.

More and more medical organizations are harnessing the power of networked computers with Electronic Health Record or EHR software to enable their staff to work better and faster while improving patient care. At the same time, the efficiencies that EHR brings to a practice have a positive effect on the organization’s bottom line.

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5 Questions Every Doctor Should Be Able to Answer

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When patients come to your practice, it’s only natural they may be apprehensive about their situation. Patients and their family members may only know that “something is wrong,” for example, or they could have a fairly good idea about what the problem is because they have gone through it before.

Whether they have an injury or present symptoms of an illness or have run into a complication with a chronic condition that your staff has been helping them with for quite some time, you can expect that patients will have pressing questions that need answering as soon as possible.

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5 Expert Predictions for the Healthcare Industry in 2015

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5-Expert-Predictions-for-the-Healthcare-Industry-in-2015The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, as researchers make new discoveries and invent new techniques to improve how we take care of patients. At the same time, there are changes in policy and advances in technology that can make it difficult to see very far into the future.

However, we can imagine near-term changes more easily. With that in mind, here are five predictions for the healthcare industry in 2015.

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Whitepaper Excerpt: 3 Vital Things You Should Know About RIS Software

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How The Right Software Gets You Every Dollar, For Every Exam

Radiology practices need to use the right software to help ensure they get every dollar that is rightfully theirs for every exam. In an era of Medicare cuts, radiology practices are often seeing lower revenues. With a tight economy, radiology practices need to maximize their profits using every possible advantage.

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Why It's Time to Prioritize Your RIS Software

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Why-Its-Time-to-Prioritize-Your-RIS-SoftwareAs a busy manager or owner of a thriving radiology practice, you have likely determined that using an old-fashioned paper-based system is hindering the success of your operations. However, being busy can make it difficult for team leaders to prioritize tasks such as the implementation of a new software system in the office.

You don’t want to procrastinate when it comes to researching and purchasing Radiology Information Systems software, as well as getting your staff trained and accustomed to using it on a regular basis. Read on to learn why it’s time for you to prioritize your RIS software.
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The 3 Biggest Reasons Medical Practices Fail to Maximize their Revenue

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The-3-Biggest-Reasons-Why-Medical-Practices-Fail-to-Maximize-their-RevenueIn a perfect world, medical providers would simply focus on delivering the best possible service to all their patients, and the financial aspects of their practice would take care of themselves. Happy patients and a staff with high morale would be sufficient to ensure an adequate revenue stream.

However, some medical practices could do better with how they handle their business operations in terms of efficiency, denied claims, and unpaid claims. Here are the three biggest reasons why most medical practices typically fail when it comes to maximizing their revenue.

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Whitepaper Excerpt: 3 Vital Things You Should Know About RIS Software

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1. Connecting Your RIS Software to Your Referring Physicians' EHR/EMR Software

Radiology practices will benefit immediately by using RIS/EDI software for such tasks as billing, management reporting, and scheduling patients. Modern RIS applications can do much more, however.

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