By Art Gross – Human-error; we talk about it all the time, but what exactly do we mean? Human-error occurs when an individual performs a task or does something with an unintended outcome. The post Security Awareness Training – Time to Jump on the Bandwagon appeared first on HITECH Answers: HIPAA, MIPS, EHR, Cybersecurity News.
By Cathy Turner – It’s Nurses Week! Let’s talk nurses. It goes without saying that nurses are busy. Caring for patients and keeping up with documentation takes up the majority of their time and resources. The post How EHRs Give Time Back to Nurses appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
New Study: Patients Could Save Time and Money If Neighborhood Pharmacies Can Administer More Vaccines
Patients could save time and money if federal law is reformed to allow pharmacists to administer all CDC recommended vaccines, a new study released by the Pacific Research Institute found. The post New Study: Patients Could Save Time and Money If Neighborhood Pharmacies Can Administer More Vaccines appeared first on HealthcareNOWradio.com.
By Jamie Clifton – It’s hard to imagine what patient data will look like in ten years, seven years or even five years from now. We know there will be a lot more of it and its value in the delivery of care will only continue to grow. The post PACS Renewal: Time For The […]
By William Hersh MD – Another couple of studies have been published documenting the amount of time physicians spend with computers in primary care and ophthalmology clinics. The post The Still-Incomplete Answering of Questions About Physician Time With Computers appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
By Michelle Barry – Availity recently commissioned an independent research company to survey providers—physicians and non-medical staff, in practices and facilities—about their credentialing process. No one should be surprised that providers are not happy with how it’s conducted. The post It’s Time to Fix the Credentialing Process appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Kimberly Zapf – It’s that time of year again! Time for the ICD-10 CM code updates. The new codes will go into effect with 10/1/17 discharges. There are over 800 changes this year in ICD-10 CM alone! The post Time for ICD-10 Code Updates appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Jim Tate – There is less than two weeks left on the clock. October 2nd is coming fast and brings the beginning of the last 90-day MIPS performance period for 2017. If plans have not already been made then this week is the last opportunity. The post MIPS 2017: Time Runneth Out appeared first […]
With over $ 37 Billion spent on the EHR Incentive programs, what can we say looking back and what should we do moving forward? The NEJM ask just those questions to six people who we trust to give us some insight. The post Time for Reflection on HITECH appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, […]
By Crystal Ewing – “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” Who among us hasn’t heard that phrase at some point in our careers? It’s definitely a common refrain in business. Change can be difficult, which means it’s much easier to continue doing what you’ve always done… The post Knowing When It’s Time to Send […]
By Morris Panner – Artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of medicine. Facebook uses AI to suggest friends’ faces to tag in a photo; Spotify to suggest your perfect playlist. Healthcare is far behind, but catching up. The post Our Health Data – The Most Important Medical Discovery of Our Time appeared first on HIE […]
By Vinil Menon – There is no question that the shift to cloud computing in healthcare is accelerating: Healthcare spending on cloud services topped $ 3.73 billion in 2015 and is expected to nearly triple to $ 9.5 billion by 2020, according to MarketsandMarkets research. The post The Time is Now: 3 Tips for Cloud […]
By David Harlow – MACRA, the current framework for Medicare physician payments, specifically quality incentive payments, took effect January 1, 2017. The 2015 law replaced the flawed SGR (sustainable growth rate) reimbursement formula in a rare show of congressional bipartisanship, The post MACRA Time: Value Based Payment Writ Large appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Holly Taylor – With the recent release of the MACRA final rule, CMS confirmed that they remain committed to implementing the legislative requirements in less than 3 months, but did make some provisions to satisfy provider concerns. The post Getting a Head Start: Now is the Ideal Time to Jump on MACRA Quality Reporting […]
By Robert Freedman – If you mistakenly submit a single claim that results in a $ 100 government over reimbursement, you could now be subject to a penalty of over $ 20,000, according to the lawyers at Mintz Levin. The post False Claims Act Penalties Doubling: Time to Beef Up Your Compliance Program appeared first […]