Frank Irving

Frank Irving is the Editor of Medical Practice Insider, a digital-only publication for forward-looking physician practices. He writes technology and business management at physician practices and is responsible for overall coverage decisions. Follow Frank on Twitter @Frank_M_Irving.

By Frank Irving 11:00 pm November 20, 2013
The American Medical Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society are wielding their influence to spur congressional repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for determining physician payment under Medicare.
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By Frank Irving 12:27 pm August 27, 2013
The agency's state grants are funding surveillance, detection, and outbreak response efforts in zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, food-borne diseases, influenza, and healthcare-associated infections.
By Frank Irving 07:36 pm May 05, 2013
The Finance and Operations track at the ATA's 18th Annual International Meeting & Trade Show offers physicians of all practice sizes a chance to get ahead in the ever-shifting healthcare landscape.
EHR Incentive Programs
By Frank Irving 07:55 am May 03, 2013
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this year implemented pre-payment audits on Medicare and dually eligible -- Medicare and Medicaid -- providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. The audit programs target between 5 and 10 percent of eligible professionals attesting for meaningful use, according to Elizabeth Holland...
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By Frank Irving 10:09 am March 25, 2013
Saying the U.S. is "on the cusp of a crisis," a statement announcing the Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today Act explained that the proposed legislation would work toward eliminating the workforce shortage by 2025.
By Frank Irving 05:50 pm March 05, 2013
Gregory Lisiak and Lori Polzin, both representing Wisconsin's renowned Marshfield Clinic, put things in perspective for attendees at "Preparing a Multi-Specialty Group Practice for Stage 2 CPOE," an intermediate-level educational session at HIMSS13 on Tuesday. Their constituent physicians merely requested, "We want the system to read our minds."
By Frank Irving 02:49 pm March 05, 2013
Attendees at HIMSS13 -- in one way or another entrusted with the protection of their patients' personal health information -- may not be pleased to learn that they work in the most widely breached industry in the United States.
By Frank Irving 06:03 pm March 04, 2013
The Congressional Affairs Panel, held Monday at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition, featured health policy experts and congressional staff members who engaged in a discussion of current national and state legislation affecting healthcare and health IT.
By Frank Irving 05:59 pm March 04, 2013
Big data is a big concept to wrap your arms around. But once you gain an understanding of what you can do with your data, the results can be transformative.
By Frank Irving 07:44 pm March 03, 2013
The HIMSS/AMDIS Physician's IT Symposium, a daylong event held Sunday, included vivid testimony of the importance of meaningful use in a practical sense.

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