Medical Practice News & Updates

Providers discuss how they are preparing for ICD-10

Providers discuss how they are preparing for ICD-10

Now that 2014 is here, many providers may be concerned about making the switch to the ICD-10 coding system - and they should be, particularly if they have not been preparing.

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Senators criticize CMS for lack of thoroughness in ICD-10 testing

Senators criticize CMS for lack of thoroughness in ICD-10 testing

It seems like the complaints about the transition to ICD-10 will not stop coming.

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CMS to offer end-to-end ICD-10 testing for small group of providers

CMS to offer end-to-end ICD-10 testing for small group of providers

After repeated complaints by physicians swamped by imprecise electronic medical records, providers struggling with funding for updates to EMR system, small and large practices and more than a few high-profile agencies like the American Medical Association, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services appears to be changing its stance on the scope of ICD-10 testing before the Oct. 1 deadline.

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AHA, AMA, MGMA applaud CMS' end-to-end testing initiative

AHA, AMA, MGMA applaud CMS' end-to-end testing initiative

While it may have been a long time coming, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services capitulated to the concerns and complaints of several high-profile interest groups and congressional committees to reorient its plan for ICD-10 testing before Oct. 1.

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SGR repeal leaves unanswered questions about future of meaningful use

SGR repeal leaves unanswered questions about future of meaningful use

The sustainable growth rate has been a fixture of modern Medicare and Medicaid payment systems for years, but recent changes in Congress may mean that alterations to the SGR could have big impacts on the future of how physicians and health care professionals must interact with meaningful use requirements.

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President Obama's 2015 budget cuts discretionary spending for health IT services

President Obama's 2015 budget cuts discretionary spending for health IT services

Cost is at the center of any debate over health care reform, and as physicians continue to struggle with the workflow disruptions and lost revenue from ineffective electronic medical record systems, any extra source of income is welcome.

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ICD-10 communication: Who providers need to be talking to

ICD-10 communication: Who providers need to be talking to

With the ICD-10 compliance deadline less than a year away, many providers are getting the message: It is time to start prepping.

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The dangers of improperly using an EMR's copy and paste function

The dangers of improperly using an EMR's copy and paste function

Research has shown that some patients have data security concerns when it comes to their doctors using electronic medical records.

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McKesson's Medisoft launches new health IT for practices

McKesson's Medisoft launches new health IT for practices

Efficient workflow is an important part of a the day-to-day operations of a physician's practice, and in order to do it well, healthcare professionals need the right practice management software and effective medical billing services.

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False claims can lead to costly settlements

False claims can lead to costly settlements

Medical billing services are an important part of a hospital or physician practice's everyday operations.

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