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Christina Rosario

Christina Rosario is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Advanced Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions for medical practices and billing companies. When she's not helping ADS clients boost productivity and profitability, she can be found browsing travel websites, shopping in NYC, and spending time with her family.

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What Is Transitional Care Management?

By: Christina Rosario
October 12th, 2017

You’ve probably seen first-hand or have heard from your colleagues how patients who don't receive adequate levels of after care services can often wind up relapsing and/or need to be readmitted.

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What Is Telemedicine?

By: Christina Rosario
October 5th, 2017

What enables doctors and nurses to “see” patients without the patient needing to come into the office or the medical professional having to make a house call? The answer is telemedicine.

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MACRA: How to Prepare for Tomorrow's Healthcare Industry.

MACRA: How to Prepare for Tomorrow's Healthcare Industry.

Ensure your practice is properly prepared for MACRA. Billions of dollars can be saved by focusing on quality of care rather than quantity of care.

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Why is Population Health Important?

By: Christina Rosario
August 30th, 2017

You’ve been working in the healthcare profession for some time now. While you have a good understanding of the fundamentals of your work, whether in a general practice or specialty, you are only beginning to become acquainted with the topic of population health. As the nation continues to work out the details of making health care services more widely available to all, issues of population health become all the more important.

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A Complete Walk-Through of Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

By: Christina Rosario
August 3rd, 2017

In modern healthcare, more attention is being paid lately to the level of quality we provide to our patients, rather than emphasizing how much (the quantity) care is being doled out to them. To that end, the U.S. government has lately been promoting Alternative Payment Models or APMs in support of the goals of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

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5 Steps for Transitioning to Value-Based Care

By: Christina Rosario
July 27th, 2017

When you first entered the medical profession, patients typically were asked to make reimbursements for treatment under a fee-for-service system. That is a natural aspect of providing healthcare in a capitalist country like the United States, where the focus can sometimes be on profits rather than on achieving the highest standards of care.

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What Is Meaningful Use?

By: Christina Rosario
July 18th, 2017

Does your medical organization currently provide care for Medicare or Medicaid patients, or are you planning to begin offering service to them in the near future? You should know that the government has a keen interest in streamlining how we deliver healthcare in the United States, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. To that end, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (also known as CMS) launched its Medicare and Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs in 2011 to encourage eligible providers to demonstrate  Meaningful Use.

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What Is Patient Engagement in Healthcare?

By: Christina Rosario
June 13th, 2017

In any business, it will typically take a lot more time, effort and other resources to attract new customers than it does to retain them. The same typically holds true in healthcare organizations. Better patient engagement fosters trust between patients and the professionals treating them and is key for maintaining continuity of care. There are also financial considerations to keep in mind, of course, that will motivate practices to do their best to engage with each patient to keep them happy and satisfied with the services they receive.

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How to Thrive With MACRA & MIPS – Expert Advice from Justin Barnes

By: Christina Rosario
December 7th, 2016

We all have our own roles to play as we do our part to promote health in society. From the patient perspective, special attention to preventative care, nutrition, exercise, and getting vaccinations when recommended by a physician are examples of what ordinary people can do to cut down on the costs of healthcare in this country. From the perspective of medical practices, getting ready for MACRA and MIPS is an essential aspect of streamlining healthcare services and being more efficient in how we diagnose and treat each patient.

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Your Top 5 Value-Based Care Questions -- Answered

By: Christina Rosario
October 28th, 2016

Inefficiencies in the way we provide medical services to patients in the United States have led to increasing costs while not necessarily leading to equivalent improvements in the outcomes of each sick and injured person being treated. Doctors and other medical professionals with an overriding goal to help others above all else may be dismayed when they consider how much emphasis is placed on finances rather than the healing arts.

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Medicare vs. Medicaid: Which is Better for Meaningful Use?

By: Christina Rosario
October 18th, 2016

Your medical organization routinely sees a large number of patients who are covered by Medicare or Medicaid. This may be attributed mostly to your location, such as near retirement facilities, senior care organizations and other entities charged with serving the elderly and other eligible patients. Or, the nature of your practice attracts more people who rely on government-funded medical coverage. Regardless of the reasons why you are treating more people under Medicare and Medicaid, you are also concerned that you are getting the appropriate financial incentives from the government. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the government began offering Medicare and Medicaid incentives to medical professionals in exchange for them attesting to Meaningful Use.

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