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EHR Systems – Are They More Trouble Than They’re Worth?

The sharing of information is one of the most important actions facilitated within the medical field. Electronic Health Records (EHR) were designed to make the task of sharing and receiving patient information more efficient. The Health Information Technology of Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), was created in 2009 to implement EHR and other innovative…

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Advize Health’s 12 Days of Giving

Last Tuesday, Advize Health kicked off our 2nd Annual 12 Days of Giving event with season’s greetings and holiday specials on our RN/LPN CPC Bootcamp and CPC Prep Courses. Today, we’d like to showcase the incredible acts of kindness that have been offered to the community by our team of auditors, interns, and associates. Judy…

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Listen Up, Doc. These MACRAnyms Can Make You Money in 2017.

If you’re in the healthcare industry – you’ve heard about MACRA. The Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act, Medicare’s two-track payment system for physicians and healthcare providers will be implemented on January 1st, 2017. Understanding the new system and rules that comes along with MACRA’s implementation is vital for the success of physicians and hospitals….

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On the 1st Day of Giving…

On Tuesday, Advize Health kicked off our 2nd Annual 12 Days of Giving event with season’s greetings and holiday specials on our RN/LPN CPC Bootcamp and CPC Prep Courses. Today, we’d like to showcase the incredible acts of kindness that have been offered to the community by our team of auditors, interns, and associates. From…

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Overview of Colonoscopy Coding

Diagnostic Colonoscopy A diagnostic colonoscopy is a test performed as a result of an abnormal finding, sign, or symptom (such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.). Factors for Consideration: Symptoms before the procedure such as a change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, etc. Findings during the procedure (polyp, cancer, diverticulosis, etc.) Personal history of cancer or…

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The Future of Healthcare Embraces Telemedicine

The future of healthcare is changing rapidly, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an aging baby boomer population, and a predicted shortage of primary care providers, especially in remote and rural areas. As a result of the increased demand for healthcare delivery, especially in populations with limited mobility and access to quality care – telemedicine…

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Teaching Physician Guidelines

Billing and documentation guidelines are not the same in all 50 states. A statement such as, “I saw and evaluated the patient. I agree with the resident’s documentation,” may be acceptable in some states, but in other states, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) would consider this to be a generic attestation, and require the teaching…

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Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016

Last week the Managing Director of Advize Health, Jeanmarie Loria, was among those who attended the Forbes Healthcare Summit 2016. Widely regarded as the World’s Most Influential Healthcare Event, the 5th Annual Summit was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The overarching theme of this year’s summit was “Solving Healthcare’s Biggest…

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