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ICD-10: Not One But Two Deadlines Coming in 2015

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The following is an excerpt from an article on ICD10 Monitor. It was written by D'Arcy Guerin Gue.

ICD-10-Not-One-But-Two-Deadlines-Coming-in-2015We all know that the official deadline for implementing ICD-10 has been moved to Oct. 1, 2015. Any healthcare organization that singles out that date as its primary focus, however, is placing itself at grave financial risk. While there are some portions of ICD-10 that simply cannot be implemented in production early, like sending ICD-10 codes on claims, there are others that can – and simply must – be implemented earlier.

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Top 5 Reasons to Utilize EHR Software with a Patient Portal

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Patient PortalAs the manager or owner of a thriving medical practice, you may already have some experience using electronic heath record software to streamline workflow at your facility, cut down on errors, and improve patient care.

EHR software definitely makes it easier on your employees, and using certified EHR software can make you eligible to receive financial incentives from the government because of the gains in efficiency providers -- typically experience.

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Topics: patient portal, EHR software

 

Preparing for ICD-10: Everything You Need for the Transition

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The ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 1, 2015, is less than a year away, and it is crucial that your team is fully ready for the switch. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decided to extend this deadline due to the complexity of the process of getting your entire healthcare facility ready to make this change.

ADSC cares about the readiness of you and your colleagues. As a result, we want to help you prepare for this large scale transition by providing you with these 3 resources we have put together.

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Protecting Revenue Cycles in the ICD-10 Transition

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The following article is an excerpt from Healthcare IT News. It was written by Barbara Allen.

 

ICD-10 Transition

There’s no question the transition to ICD-10 will bring with it a significant loss in coder productivity. If left unaddressed, this loss of productivity will cause hospitals to get bills out more slowly. And if addressed incompletely, it will cause hospitals to incur excessive expense in increased coder headcount.

Fortunately, there is still time to greatly narrow the productivity gap to protect revenue and to minimize the need to add coding resources that are increasingly difficult to secure. The key is to move quickly and with precision in addressing the root causes of productivity loss.

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Topics: icd-10, icd-10 readiness, ICD-10 Testing

 

How Implementing an Updated RIS Will Change Your Radiology Practice

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Implementing an Updated RISWhen you manage or own a radiology practice, you are aware of the importance of making sure your staff has access to the latest tools, including hardware and software solutions designed to make work easier.

If it’s been a while since your team has evaluated the radiological information system software that you’ve been using, read on to see how implementing an updated RIS will change your radiology practice and your referrers’ practices, as well.

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Topics: RIS, RIS software, radiology information system

 

3 Problems an EHR System Will Help Solve

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Problems an EHR System Will Help SolveHow would you assess your medical practice’s overall health in terms of such issues as operational efficiency, protecting your patients’ data, and making each patient feel welcome and valued? If your organization is still relying on an antiquated paper-based system to keep track of things, you undoubtedly know that computerized systems are much more useful.

Medical practice owners and managers who are still on the fence about the benefits of software will want to give more consideration to using electronic health record software. EHR applications are designed to help your staff work far more efficiently and will make a big difference when it comes to your bottom line. With that in mind, here are three problems that an EHR system will help solve for you.

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Topics: EHR, EHR system, electronic health records software

 

What is Practice Management Software, Really?

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 Practice Management SoftwareIf you are looking to modernize your medical practice, chances are that you have begun to explore software solutions. One of the most crucial applications your organization can invest in is practice management software.

However, you may have limited experience with evaluation, implementing, and then getting your staff to start using such an application. To begin, you may simply be wondering what practice management software is used for. Read on for details on what practice management software is and how it will help your organization improve its daily operations.

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Why ICD-10 Timing is Everything

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icd-10 timingPrudent owners and managers in charge of the daily operations at medical practices make it their business to stay on top of changes in industry and governmental requirements regarding health care, such as the upcoming required shift from the International Classification of Diseases code version 9 to ICD-10.

The United States government has announced that we must make the transition to ICD-10 by October 1, 2015. This is an extension to the due date, as we were formerly required to make the change in 2014. Many medical organizations had informed the government that they were simply not going to make the transition in time.

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Topics: icd-10 compliance, icd-10, icd-10 readiness, ICD-10 Testing, icd-10 timing

 

4 ADSC Tools Your Business Can't Live Without

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4 ADSC Tools Your Business Can't Live WithoutThe team at Advanced Data Systems Corporation is relentlessly focused on helping our customers work more efficiently and improve operations overall at their medical practices.

To that end, we want to showcase four ADSC tools that your business simply can’t live without.

1. FlowText

In the interest of saving your staffers time and effort, we want you to know about Medics FlowText. Your physicians can use FlowText to generate letters or other documents such as reports with either voice recognition (powered by Dragon Medical transcription) or handwriting recognition. The information will automatically populate into the correct fields in the patient’s electronic health record.

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3 Weekly Habits That Will Improve Your Medical Staff's Productivity

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Improve Your Medical Staff's ProductivityHow productive is your medical staff? Rather than being complacent about worker efficiency, it’s a good idea to encourage weekly habits in your staff to help them become more productive. It will make things easier for your patients and can help increase profits at the same time.

1. Continuing Education

Learning is never finished, and this is especially true for such an important profession as medicine. You will want to encourage (or even mandate, depending on your particular organization’s circumstances) your medical staff to stay on top of developments in your field.

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