Posted and filed under Careers, Cybersecurity, Events, Technology.

Advize Health to Host HITsm Chat

Friday, August 18 | Noon EST Join Advize Health and our Managing Director Jeanmarie Loria for an hour long discussion on Diversity in Health IT. To participate, be sure to follow Advize Health, Jeanmarie Loria, and Healthcare Scene! Diversity has positioned itself at the forefront of social awareness for quite some time now, the apparent…

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Posted and filed under Compliance, Cybersecurity.

How Health Care Law Can Fix the EHR Problem

In what has been touted by industry experts as, “…the most important article no one [else] will read”, The Sedona Conference Journal has released an article diagnosing the many legal “illnesses” that plague Electronical Health Records (EHR), and the subsequent sharing of private information.  EHR was once regarded as the savior of health care information…

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Posted and filed under Compliance, Medical Record Auditing.

Sign, Seal, Deliver: Provider Signature Requirements

To a physician, providing authentication may appear as yet another inconvenience or hindrance to productivity in the midst of the already chaotic audit process – but it’s the difference between being reimbursed and having your claims denied. For the purpose of a medical record audit, Medicare requires that any services provided be authenticated within the…

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Posted and filed under Coding, Medical Record Auditing, Payers.

Think Twice Before Appending Modifiers

Coding Modifiers In the English language, a modifier is used to describe the who, what, how, why, and/or where of a situation. Coding modifiers perform the same role for medical coders and billers. These types of modifiers further describe procedure codes without altering its original definition. Modifiers can be found in both the CPT and…

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Posted and filed under Compliance, Medical Record Auditing.

Surviving the Medical Record Retrieval Process

Tackling a project as intricate as Medical Record Retrievals may seem daunting – and it is, but you can still make it through unscathed. Perhaps your firm was enlisted by an attorney, health plan, or medical auditing organization to retrieve medical records directly from a provider’s office. What tools do you need? How do you…

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Posted and filed under Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Technology.

Cover Your (Data) Bases: Recap

Late last month, Advize Health’s Managing Director, Jeanmarie Loria teamed up with Regine Bonneau of RB Advisory LLC to deliver a presentation on IT Inventory and standard security measures. This webinar was free to all attendees and included a discussion on the importance of IT Inventory, and the technologies available to help organizations maintain their…

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Posted and filed under Business, Healthcare, Payers.

Value-Based Purchasing Still Perplexing Providers

Providers are still struggling to align with payers in the transition to value-based purchasing. Value-based purchasing is used to measure, report, and reward excellence in health care delivery. To properly incentivize high-quality care, value-based purchasing requires the cooperation of employer purchasers, public sector purchasers, health plans, and providers who are all tasked with assessing care…

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Posted and filed under Community, Cybersecurity.

When You Give, You Get

“Diversity and inclusion are central to the vision, strategy, and success of Advize Health. We strive to attract and retain talented and diverse people and suppliers, while creating an inclusive, productive, and respectful environment where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential.” The declaration above is the Advize Health Mission Statement, one that remains…

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Florida Healthcare Fraud Heats Up

Florida is a hot state, but it’s also been named a Hot State for healthcare fraud by several agencies. Two of the most common questions that we’re asked here at Advize Health are: 1) What do you do, and 2) Why are you located in Florida? Our responses to both questions are heavily rooted in…

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Posted and filed under Coding, ICD-10.

ICD-11 Scheduled to be Finalized by 2018

Just when you thought it was safe, the World Health Organization has announced that the International Classification of Diseases is undergoing the 11th round of revisions. ICD-11 is scheduled to be finalized for presentation to the World Health Assembly by 2018, and is intended to be even more comprehensive than ICD-10. It’s understood than the…

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