With Meaningful Use continuing to drive the adoption of healthcare information technology, it’s no surprise that one of the major developments in this year’s HIT market is a marked increase in patient portal adoption.
It is no secret that the current healthcare system could use a good lesson in coordination. To aid in this task, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has rolled out a payment program called The Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. Their goal is to increase accountability among providers and to improve the quality of a person’s care as they are seen by different providers
This article is the third in a series that explores different care and reimbursement models. In this series, William Rusnak, MD, provides some quick insight into several models and discusses the pros and cons of each. William's last article focused on Capitation.
EHR review site Software Advice recently published their 2014 EHR Software BuyerView Report (SlideShare version available here). The report analyzed interactions with 385 EHR buyers to understand physicians’ common pain points and their primary reasons for purchasing new software.
This article is the second in a series that explores different care and reimbursement models. In this series, William Rusnak, MD, provides some quick insight into several models and discusses the pros and cons of each. William's last article focused on Accountable Care Organizations.
This article is the first of a series that will explore different care and reimbursement models. As our healthcare system evolves, providers are being presented with new ways to organize their businesses and get paid for their services. Over the next few weeks, William Rusnak will provide some quick insight into several different models, some newer than others, and discuss the pros and cons of each.
Medical billers are the workers in the healthcare industry who ensure that practices get paid. They take providers' services and translate them into billing claims, then ensure the claim leads to reimbursement. A good biller can improve a practice's revenue cycle management - but his or her duties extend beyond claims, especially with the ICD-10 transition on the horizon.
As a physician, informaticist, and Certified Professional Coder, Richard Loomis, Director of Medical Informatics at Practice Fusion, has extensive experience with medical coding, optimizing the coding process in EHR workflows, and transition planning for ICD-10. In this blog post, Richard answers some important questions about the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
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When it comes to purchasing the perfect practice management system, the only solution is the one that’s right for your practice or billing company.
Here are 10 things to consider before making a purchase: