Posted and filed under Coding, Compliance.

Clinical Documentation vs. Patient Care

The keystone of Clinical Documentation Improvement is that quality documentation often results in quality continuum of care, and while this is true, many physicians report that paying too much attention to documentation actually leads to poor patient care. This poses a dilemma for some providers; do they care for the chart or for the patient…

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Posted and filed under Compliance, Technology.

EHR Incentive Program Deadlines

The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs were designed to provide eligible professionals (EPs) the opportunity to receive EHR incentive payments as they adopt, implement, upgrade, or practice meaningful use of relevant EHR technologies. The EHR Incentive Programs have three stages: Stage 1 set the foundation for the EHR Incentive Programs by establishing requirements for…

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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 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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Safeguard Your EHR

If healthcare was a chemical solution, and relevant technologies were solutes – the mixture would quickly become a fragmented clump of, well…various technologies. The healthcare market is over-saturated with technology designed to “fix” the present problems plaguing the ecosystem. Of course, in a paradoxical twist of fate, these solutions come with a new set of…

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Posted and filed under Healthcare, Technology.

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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