This video is the third in a series of training videos produced by NueMD and Capture Billing. The previous videos introduced the basics of ICD-10 and how to format ICD-10 codes.
Wearables are getting some major hype recently, especially since the release of Apple’s HealthKit and with the growing popularity of Fitbit. Eventually, the technology will be widely used by providers to receive medical data from patients, helping to promote disease prevention and to improve treatment compliance. Wearables will allow for more frequent collection — and organization — of accurate and objective medical information.
This video is the second in a series of training videos produced by NueMD and Capture Billing. The previous video introduced the basics of ICD-10 while this and future videos in the series will take a closer look at topics like how to format ICD-10 codes and why it’s important to learn about anatomy and physiology to successfully code with ICD-10.
With the transition to ICD-10 just a few months away, many healthcare professionals are still stressing over whether or not they’ll actually be ready by Oct. 1 – especially those in small practices. Last month we conducted a survey of 1,000 healthcare professionals to gauge just how stressed they were about the transition and to see where they stood in terms of preparedness. When we asked respondents if they felt confident they would be adequately trained by the Oct. 1 deadline, only 11 percent say they are “highly confident.” And with less than six months to go, that’s a little concerning.
Wharton Business School recently held its annual healthcare economics conference, this year titled “Disruption Amidst Uncertainty.” The “disruption” in the title does not carry the traditional definition of the word or its negative connotation. Instead, it’s the economic process that allows a new idea to grow and eventually replace the status quo, the way telephones once disrupted telegrams, or the way Apple has disrupted the personal computer industry.
Despite patient care being the primary focus in healthcare, a lot more than direct medical attention is required for a thorough medical service. This is especially true of organizations that desire to support and improve their surrounding communities. As leaders in the field it’s imperative that providers consider the "non-medical topics" like finance, logistics, administration, and regulation. Less obvious are the environmental implications of providing care, but not insignificant by any means.
Physicians engaging in compliance with standards established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act face uphill battles at their practices. Regulatory updates and technological advances shift faster than most facilities can evolve internal processes, leaving a wake of challenges to navigate with each transition.
It’s the 21st century, and we are all dependent on our electronic devices to help us with our everyday tasks… probably more so than we should be. Regardless, it’s important that you manage these devices properly. Today we’re going to run through a list of items you may not have thought about. Whether the practice or the employee owns the device, these controls need to be applied to meet HIPAA requirements. How to manage those pesky devices:
Editor’s note: At the end of 2014, we conducted a survey of small practices and billing companies on HIPAA compliance. When we asked respondents from medical practices if they had conducted a HIPAA-required risk analysis, only 33% said they had done one. Interestingly, the risk analysis required by HIPAA is very similar to the analysis required for Meaningful Use. In this post, Robert Peterson of ACR2 Solutions discusses inner workings of a Meaningful Use risk analysis.
My fiancée and I just returned from Spain. We had left our phones at home, as the purpose of this trip was to spend a few weeks focusing on one another while planning our future together and enjoying Spanish cuisine. Without a cell phone to distract our minds we spent the whole trip holding hands while perusing the markets during the day and enjoying the sunsets by night. At night, our faces were not glued to an iPhone screen, but rather absorbed in one another’s eyes throughout late dinners. When we got into bed, there was no temptation to seek a new Facebook post to troll.