Beacon Partners

Will Your Outpatient Physician Orders Be Compliant by the ICD-10 Deadline?

By Yvonne Dawdy – Imagine waking up on October 1, 2015 to thousands of non-compliant outpatient physician orders simply because they do not contain an ICD-10 code, are still using ICD-9 codes, or involve a handwritten diagnosis with no associated code. Unfortunately, this is a challenge that many healthcare organizations will encounter after the ICD-10 deadline if action is not taken immediately.

Preparing for Integrating Patient-Generated Data into an EHR

By William van Doornik – Patient portals, mobile apps, secure text messaging, and email are increasing collaboration between providers and patients in new ways. Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed requirements will likely be a driving force in determining how patient generated data (PGD) will be interpreted, used, and integrated into electronic health records (EHRs).

Reigniting ICD-10 Momentum in Your Organization

By Summer Humphreys – Now that Congress has rejected requests to delay ICD-10, it’s time to get on the bandwagon or risk significant financial implications. ICD-10 touches virtually every aspect of your organization’s processes and systems, and failure to prepare and comply with the mandate will have a significant impact on your reimbursements.