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ICD-10: The Clock Is Ticking

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ICD-10The following excerpt is from an article found on Forbes. It was written by Louis Goodman and Tim Norbeck.

Of all of the oppressing new regulations, etc. foisted on physicians and their medical practices today, few capture more angst than the forced implementation of the ICD-10 codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases) scheduled for October, 2015.

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ICD-10 Readiness: Examining the Role of Technology in Preparing Physician Practices

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icd-10 readinessThe following excerpt is from an article found on ICD-10 Monitor. It was written by Bill Reid.

It looks small – a coding change – but its impact will be far-reaching. Because ICD-10 readiness involves communication between parties, everyone has to change together.

To make this change easier for everyone, the industry needs to ensure that the right tools are in the hands of the people who begin the process – the providers who begin the referral workflows – in order to ensure that the codes are done right the first time, with crosswalks to previously used codes preserving clinical continuity. Such tools allow for complexity to be managed and for operational consistency across trading partners.

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5 Health IT Trends Set To Shake Up Industry

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Health IT Trends The following excerpt if from an article found on Healthcare IT News. It was written by Erin McCann.

For those healthcare providers still resistant to technology, you've got a problem on your hands: You're going to be left behind. This is where healthcare it going – with or without you.

That's according to a new Accenture report, Healthcare Technology Vision 2015, which lays out five key trends in the industry that show adaptation might be the best business model.

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Why All Medical Billing Software Companies Are Not Created Equal

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Medical Billing Software CompaniesIn a busy medical office, staffers don’t have time to waste when it comes to the billing cycle. The faster you can submit claims, the shorter the turnaround time should be, of course. Organizations with an eye on their bottom line require medical billing software companies that will fully meet their particular needs, especially in terms of speed, accuracy and ease of use for their staffers.

If you are displeased with your current medical software company or are starting up a new practice and need to quickly select and implement billing software, you should know that not all medical billing software companies are created equal.

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5 Ways to Use EMR Software to Your Advantage

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shutterstock_287368472As you join the growing ranks of medical organizations that have made the leap from using an old-fashioned, paper-based solution to a modern electronic medical records application, it’s important to learn as much as you can about the software. 

Becoming more familiar with the various features in your EMR will help you boost productivity and lower the stress levels of your staff. Here are five ways to take advantage of EMR software.

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3 Ways to Find the Best Radiology Software for Your Practice

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best radiology softwareBy now, you have already determined that you cannot run your radiology practice to its full potential by relying only on generic medical office software solutions. You know that you need to implement dedicated radiology software in your organization. 

One of the biggest challenges you face at this point is simply finding the best application to meet your particular practice’s needs. 

Is the software scalable if you drastically increase your operations? How will a particular radiology application dovetail with your organization’s core processes? For example, your practice may have a mandate to empower patients with a patient portal. The portal will let each patient sign in with an Internet-connected computer and then check things such as the latest X-rays or other diagnostic tests. Will the radiology software you have in mind be equal to the task? Such questions are designed to help you find the best possible application for your organization.

To help you with your decision making process, here are three ways to find the best radiology software.

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4 Features Medical Billing Companies Should Have

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medical billing companyAre you on the lookout for a medical billing company? If so, you likely have a number of questions that must be satisfied before you will make your final decision. It doesn’t matter if you have been in business for some time now or are just about to launch a new practice. The medical billing company you choose to work with will figure greatly in the financial health of your practice. 

With that in mind, here are four features that medical billing companies should have.

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Why a ‘Safe Harbor’ ICD-10 Transition Period is Harmful

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shutterstock_156020384-1The following excerpt if from an article found on EHR Intelligence. It ws written by Vera Gruessner.

The healthcare industry is at the tipping point when it comes to the ICD-10 transition period. With only 3.5 months to go until the ICD-10 implementation deadline, various new bills have cropped up within the House of Representatives looking for either another ICD-10 delay, a complete stop to the transition, or an ICD-10 transition period called “safe harbor.” 

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CMS Explores ICD-10 Scenarios with Interactive Case Studies

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ICD-10 ScenariosThe following excerpt is from an article found on Revcycleintelligence.com. It was written by Jacqueline DiChiara.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a series of interactive case studies intended to enhance and advance the healthcare industry’s collective ICD-10 documentation comprehension.

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New to Electronic Health Records Software? Here's What You Need to Know

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shutterstock_223929361These days, you would be hard pressed to find an industry that hasn’t embraced the use of computers and specialized software to streamline operations and get more work done, more efficiently. However, in such a forward-thinking industry as the medical profession, some organizations are still working with antiquated paper-based systems to manage the voluminous information they record on each patient.

As a savvy medical professional yourself, you may be new to electronic health records software but are ready to learn how to use it to improve the level of care you offer patients. That’s good, because the sooner you learn about and implement EHR software at your facility, the better. Here’s what you need to know about EHR applications.

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