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Information Typically Found in Electronic Medical Records

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Information-Typically-Found-in-Electronic-Medical-RecordsRegardless of whether your practice has or has not yet transitioned to EMR, you may still have questions about how they work.

EMR enables easily controlled access to patient records. Now, instead of locking filing cabinets and needing to have the “key person” open them as needed, protocols can be established as to the levels of patient medical information (“role based”) each system user can or cannot access.

One of the most important questions that you may be wondering about is what kinds of information you might find in electronic medical records.

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ICD and DSM Coding: What’s the Difference?

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Differences-Between-ICD-and-DSM-CodingThere is a lot of talk these days about CMS’ impending required change from ICD-9 to ICD-10. The coming change, due to occur on October 1, 2014, is designed to let medical organizations take advantage of a greatly expanded and much more detailed code set.

ICD was created and is maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO), as the codes are used to communicate medical information worldwide.

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Whitepaper Excerpt: The Benefits of Connecting RIS Software

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Complete-Guide-to-RIS-Meaningful-Use-3D-Book-ClearBG-250x250-1Here is a sneak peek into our whitepaper, "The Benefits of Connecting RIS Software with Your Referring Physicians' EHR Software." Learn how connecting your software can speed up your processes and save you money.

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Ebook Excerpt: Medical Billing Software & ICD-10

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Medical Billing Software and ICD-10The following is an excerpt from our ebook, "Medical Billing Software & ICD-10: Everything You Need to Know."

Get the entire ebook for FREE by clicking here or clicking the image at the bottom of this post.

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5 Common Misconceptions About EHR

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5-Common-Misconceptions-About-EHRIt’s easy for managers and owners of medical practices to become so used to the way they are doing things, that they can’t easily see the benefits of using a new tool. A medical practice’s team may think that their old paper-based system is still up to the task of managing patient information, despite all of  the information to the contrary.

Electronic health records, or EHR software, is designed to streamline a medical organization’s work flow, helping staffers process patients much more quickly than they could when restricted to paper-based encounters and searching through files for paper records.

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Whitepaper Excerpt: 13 Essential Steps to Becoming ICD-10 Compliant

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13 Essential Steps to Becoming ICD-10 CompliantHere is a sneak peek into our whitepaper, "13 Essential Steps to Becoming ICD-10 Compliant." Learn what your practice needs to implement in order to become ICD-10 Compliant.

 

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6 Ways to Help Your Practice Transition to ICD-10

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6-Ways-to-Help-Your-Practice-Transition-to-ICD-10In healthcare, change is constant.

New methods for diagnosing and assessing medical problems are constantly being developed and improved upon, as are new techniques and treatments to help patients.

Healthcare software is very much in the “change” mix as well, a current example of which is CMS’ announcing of the switch to ICD-10 by October 1, 2014.

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5 Ways to Tell Your Practice Isn't Ready for ICD-10

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5-Ways-to-Tell-Your-Practice-Isnt-Ready-for-ICD-10By now, you and your staff are no doubt aware of CMS’ “hard” deadline of October 1, 2014 for moving to ICD-10. It’s “hard” because the last date for ICD-9 is September 30. There is no grace period, no leeway, and no option. You will either be ready for claims on the morning of 10/1, or you won't.

For that reason, being aware of the upcoming change and actually doing something about it are two different things.

You need to do something about it. If your practice isn’t preparing or prepared for the change yet, time is running out. Here are five “sure fire” ways to know your practice is not ready for ICD-10:

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Potential ICD-10 Productivity Losses and How to Avoid Them

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Change is coming to how practices will be using diagnostic and treatment codes, as it has been a decade since the World Health Organization last upgraded the ICD code set. Now, medical organizations in the United States are all gearing up in preparation for the coming mandated shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

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7 Common Misconceptions About ICD-10

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7-Common-Misconceptions-About-ICD-10If you are the owner or manager of a medical organization and are just getting ready to make the switch from the International Classification of Diseases code version 9 to ICD-10, you may have picked up some misconceptions about ICD-10. Whenever there is a big change in how healthcare organizations must do business, you can expect to hear rumors and questions from people who are anxious to know how they should proceed.

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