By Josh Fanning 08:03 am May 06, 2015
Delving into the final letter CMS released about payment year 2016 uncovers some changes on a course that is otherwise strong and steady.
By Chris Bowen 12:58 pm May 05, 2015
Warning to technology vendors that service the healthcare industry: nearly half of serious data breaches occur in the healthcare sector and the majority are caused by a third party.
By Jeff Rowe 07:48 am May 04, 2015
Some attorneys are beginning to go after the technology vendors that make electronic health records with lawsuits soaring into the millions of dollars.
By Chad Johnson 08:15 am May 01, 2015
At HIMSS15, Chad Johnson teamed with Mandi Bishop and four health IT leaders to organize the annual #HITsm live event. This post covers the first two topics presented to the panel.
By Edmund Billings, MD 08:52 am April 30, 2015
What would you call a physician who sewed up a patient’s wound without addressing the behavioral health issue that led to the injury? We might cynically label the doctor disinterested or inattentive; we might sympathetically call her distracted or overwhelmed. But it might be far more accurate to say the doctor lacks information.
By Carl Natale 01:33 pm April 28, 2015
Coders can be hired as employees or freelancers, which means planning and budgeting now. And medical practices need to do a cost-benefit analysis to determine if it's better to hire personnel or accept longer reimbursement cycles.
By Jeff Rowe 10:18 am April 24, 2015
Yes, there is a university preparing doctors-to-be for the sorts of technologies they will invariably encounter in the future.
By Carl Natale 03:45 pm April 23, 2015
If you're scrambling to meet the Oct. 1 ICD-10 compliance deadline, why would you want to start assigning ICD-10 codes before then?
By Sheetal Shah 01:34 pm April 22, 2015
Providers and health systems are looking to create digital patient experiences that will help serve this segment of the population in order to meet their financial and clinical objectives.
By Tom Sullivan 05:00 pm April 21, 2015
Are you currently dual-coding? Holding off until after the deadline? Or planning another tactic altogether?

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