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How Your Software Vendor Can Make ICD-10 Compliance Simple

Posted by Christina Rosario

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How-Your-Software-Vendor-Can-Make-ICD-10-Compliance-SimpleAny healthcare entity mandated to comply with HIPAA regulations have to be ready to use the ICD-10 coding system on October 1, 2015.

While hospitals and corporate-run practices are likely to have few issues making the transition because they have the budget and the people to dedicate to devising and implementing a transition plan, small clinics, group practices, and solo practitioners face challenges with the switch to ICD-10.

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Topics: icd-10 compliance, icd-10, icd-10 readiness

 

Still Haven't Started ICD-10? Here's How

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The following is an excerpt from an article by Carl Natale. This article originally appeared on Government Health IT.

How-to-Start-ICD-10Next week marks another ICD-10 milestone: One year left to go. For those of you just deciding to take it seriously now, start with education.

Educate Thyself

You can start with some free resources to help you understand what the ICD-10 transition means for your medical practice.

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Topics: icd-10, icd-10 readiness

 

Top 5 Features of Medical Billing Software

Posted by Jason Caruso

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Top-5-Features-of-Medical-Billing-SoftwareMedical billing software provides increased convenience for providers, less tracking of paperwork, and a more streamlined office. Physicians no longer spend valuable administrative time looking for records and retrieving past patients medical records from off-site storage facilities.

Medical billing software can save money by avoiding claim denials and avoid the possibility of submitting incorrectly formatted claims.

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Topics: EHR, medical billing software features

 

How Do EHR Systems Work?

Posted by Christina Rosario

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How-Do-EHR-Systems-WorkElectronic Health Records, known as EHR, are real-time, digitized versions of traditional paper-based medical files.

Digital medical records are cloud-based systems, meaning that the information entered into the electronic medical records software is stored in secure, remote servers to ensure patient privacy and system reliability.
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Topics: EHR systems, EHR, electronic health records software, electronic health records

 

Pros & Cons of Patient Access to Electronic Medical Records

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Pros-and-Cons-of-Patient-Access-to-Medical-Records-1Switching over to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is leading to changes on many levels, with many of those changes being facilitated and accelerated by Meaningful Use. One significant change is the requirement to provide patients with electronic copies of their health records, as well as clinical summaries after each visit.

As a result, patients throughout the United States will soon have access to their own medical records through a patient portal – a revolution being debated by physicians and health care providers.

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Topics: patient portal, EMR, electronic medical records

 

Four Key Components to ICD-10 Budgets for 2015

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The following is an excerpt from an article by Craig Greenberg, Practice Director for Strategic Services at Consultancy Beacon Partners. This article originally appeared on Health Data Management. 


Four-Key-Components-to-ICD-10-Budgets-for-2015"The fall is fast approaching and with that brings the reminder that the new ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 1, 2015 is a little over a year away. Before the delay, healthcare organizations were working diligently on their transition plans and many were making progress on addressing key implementation challenges.

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EMR's Lower Operating Costs and Increase Hospitals' Efficiency

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The following is an excerpt from an article by Stephanie Ocano of Healthcare Global. This article was originally written by Adam Groff and appeared on healthcareglobal.com.

Electronic-Medical-Records-Lower-Operating-Costs-Increase-Hospitals-EfficiencyThe paperless revolution is taking the world by storm, so it's no surprise hospitals across the United States are jumping on the paper-free bandwagon.

From digitized patient files to paperwork and documents sent by email, the medical community is embracing a paperless lifestyle.

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Topics: electronic medical records

 

How to Move Beyond ICD-9

Posted by Jason Caruso

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How-to-Move-Beyond-ICD-9Whether you like it or not, your medical organization is going to have to make the switch from the International Classification of Diseases version 9 to ICD-10. Some healthcare providers may have grown complacent because they have seen the U.S. government declaring that the deadline for the switch would be a few years ago, only to see an extension until 2014.

The latest deadline is October 1, 2015, and we should work under the assumption that this will be the last extension from the government.

As a prudent leader in your healthcare group, you’re not likely going to want to delay any further in getting your team ready for the impending transition. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you move beyond ICD-9.

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3 Ways ICD-10 is Reshaping Healthcare

Posted by Jason Caruso

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3 Ways ICD-10 is Reshaping HealthcareAs you already must be aware, a big change is coming to the healthcare industry, now that the U.S. government is requiring us to switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Version 10 of the International Classification of Diseases has already been adopted by many countries around the world, but our government has granted a few extensions so that providers can spend more time preparing for the switch.

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Topics: icd-10 compliance, icd-10, icd-10 readiness

 

What You Don't Know About ICD-10 May Hurt You

Posted by Jason Caruso

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What-You-Dont-Know-About-ICD-10-May-Hurt-YouBusy owners and managers of medical practices may not always be able to budget much time to keep up with the latest healthcare industry news and regulatory updates. You have likely been briefed, however, on the U.S. government’s mandate that providers must switch from version 9 of the International Classification of Diseases code to ICD-10.

Developed and maintained by the World Health Organization, the ICD codes provide international standards for describing ailments and diagnoses, enabling the industry and government entities to communicate more easily.

Since the transition to ICD-10 has been delayed until October 1, 2015 in the U.S., now is a good time to consider that what you don’t know about ICD-10 may hurt you.

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