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Practicing ICD-10 mitigates productivity loss

Much of the resistance to ICD-10 comes from the fear of reduced physician productivity, which can result in decreased cash flow. While these reservations may be warranted, new research showed that there are ways to mitigate the effects of ICD-10 on workflow. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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CMS: Continue preparing for ICD-10

With just a year to go until the ICD-10 implementation date, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a reminder that practices should begin the transition process. This announcement came after a survey from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) showed that many providers have postponed implementation efforts. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Health Insurance: A Thriving Business of Collecting Premium

Insurance is without a doubt the best business on earth. Every month, insurance companies from many industries collect premiums from thousands of clients, relying on the statistical likelihood the companies themselves will collect more than they pay out. If the company has a poor year, they raise the premiums for the next year. It is a beautiful business model and a way to guarantee consistent profits year after year. Even better, if a company insures enough subpar clients or assets, it can become “too big to fail” and receive a government bailout when things go completely wrong. [cont...]

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William Rusnak, MD

Medical Information Advisor

William Rusnak, MD (@RusnakMD) is a resident physician in diagnostic radiology, financial investor, writer, and entrepreneur. He writes about topics such as healthcare information technology, data science, biotechnology, and prevention of chronic disease. With his involvement in several emerging healthcare companies, he is actively attempting to bridge the gap between medicine and information technology.

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Chiropractors should make most of extra time until ICD-10 switch

Many small chiropractic offices were relieved when the ICD-10 implementation date was delayed until 2015, but experts say they should not expect another postponement. Chiropractors and other physicians should dedicate a set amount of time each week to learning the coding changes. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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ICD-10 testing dates announced

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have announced the ICD-10 virtual testing dates. There will be three weeks - one in 2014 and two in 2015 - when healthcare providers will be able to assess their readiness for the transition before the official implementation on Oct. 1, 2015. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Reducing ICD-10 queries saves time, money

Practices concerned about how ICD-10 implementation will affect productivity should try to optimize clinical documentation techniques to cut down on queries. Experts say that physicians who deal with queries before the transition will save time and money once all organizations have switched to the new coding system. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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AHIMA clarifies misconceptions about ICD-10

Healthcare providers continue to be apprehensive about the implementation of ICD-10, but many of their concerns are unfounded. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) published a press release explaining why common myths about the new coding system aren't true, and how ICD-10 will supplement electronic healthcare records. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Date set for ICD-10 deadline

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its decision to implement Oct. 1, 2015, as the new date for transition to ICD-10. This transition has been delayed several times over the past few years, but the implementation of the new code will be an improvement for healthcare providers and work in conjunction with new medical billing solutions.  [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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Payers aim to engage patients with mobile applications

As one of the main aspects of Meaningful Use, patient engagement has come to the forefront of healthcare providers' minds in recent months. Getting the public involved in their own care is essential to advancing and reforming the industry. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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5 tips to maintain momentum with ICD-10

Although the new compliance deadline for ICD-10 is poised to fall on October 1, 2015, it doesn't mean that providers should pump the brakes on their training practices. According to HealthcareITNews, with the amount of codes set to nearly triple in size, it's high time for healthcare facilities to conduct thorough testing to ensure that the clinical staff is prepared. [cont...]

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Kevin McCarthy

Industry News Editor

An avid traveler and news junkie, Kevin covers a range of topics from healthcare technology to policy and regulations. As a former journalism student, he enjoys finding stories relevant to small practices and is passionate about keeping them informed. Before joining NueMD, Kevin worked for Turner Broadcasting as a Programming Intern where he conducted legal research and contributed to editorial content development. He received his bachelor's degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and currently serves as the Industry News Editor at NueMD.

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