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CMS, WEDI to launch ICD-10 success initiative

In collaboration with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other partners in the healthcare industry will be launching an ICD-10 success initiative aimed to help eligible professionals (EPs) prepare for the Oct. 1, 2014 deadline. They plan to design a range of products, including a public, searchable database for ICD-10 issues, in order to assist EPs with ICD-10 implementation. [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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Survey shows doctors not ready for ICD-10 deadline

Although the ICD-10 deadline date of Oct. 1, 2014 is still months away, a survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data (WEDI) showed that 80 perfect of eligible providers will be unsuccessful in completing the changes necessary to begin testing in early 2014. However, this isn't exclusive to EPs, as vendors too are falling behind, leaving the readiness for ICD-10 looking grim. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

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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EHR adoption only first step for healthcare

Since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced their incentive programs to reward eligible providers that converted to digital data, electronic health records became a tough hurdle to leap for some EPs. But, EHRs are just one of many technological advancements that will change the face of healthcare. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

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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Enabling engagement: What kinds of digital access do patients need?

Most doctors know that one of the biggest changes to Stage 2 Meaningful Use is patient engagement criteria for attestation. During Stage 2, doctors must provide more than 50 percent of all unique patients seen during the reporting period with timely online access to health information, and more than 5 percent of these patients must view, download or transmit this information to a third party. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

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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Small practice doctors can expect to see salary hike in 2014

Physicians have an immense amount on their plates right now. First, is Stage 2 Meaningful Use, the reporting period which kicks off Jan. 1, 2014. Then, just 10 short months later, doctors will need to be fully prepped, with experienced coders and a refined workflow, to take on the ICD-10 transition. And while good news is on the horizon - improving EHR software, the eventual widespread adoption of health information exchange (HIE) and, of course, further incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - much of this seems far off. [cont...]

Kevin McCarthy's picture

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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New survey has good and bad news regarding EHR adoption

A new survey released by Physicians Practice, a resource center and online community for doctors, indicates that the number of practitioners using EHR software is increasing. But at the same time, general satisfaction among users is going down, perhaps in part due to overwhelming administrative duties or inefficient EHR software. [cont...]

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Blake LeGate

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Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Examining the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Meaningful Use

Doctors adopting Meaningful Use strategies are making a huge step toward more efficient and secure EHR​ use. However, these men and women aren't the only ones embracing - and sometimes struggling - with all the difficult changes that​ the technology and its requirements can pose. [cont...]

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Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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How doctors can talk to patients about the ACA and EHRs

As more doctors begin to adopt EHR software in hopes of meeting Meaningful Use criteria in time for deadlines, they'll probably wonder how they should talk to their patients about the major changes in healthcare that are approaching. Beyond the usefulness of e-prescribing, the landscape of healthcare is being rewritten in significant ways. Here are some points that physicians and clinicians will want to hit on when talking to their patients. [cont...]

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Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Meaningful use can help doctors with personal finance planning

The major changes ushered in by the Affordable Care Act and meaningful use adoption mean that, when they're not caring for patients' health, most physicians have finances on their minds. After all, adoption of Stage 2 Meaningful Use could mean great benefits for even the smallest practice, not to mention a streamlined office and better patient care. But outside of EHRs, how do physicians manage their personal finances? [cont...]

Blake LeGate's picture

Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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What physicians can learn about EHRs from the pharmaceutical industry

The term "blockbuster" usually applies to movies - especially those big-budget expensive hits that arrive during the summer. But this term is used across genres, from books to medications. According to Fortune, a blockbuster in the pharmaceutical industry usually refers to the concept of one drug that treats a single disease affecting a large portion of the population - early cholesterol drugs, for example. [cont...]

Blake LeGate's picture

Blake LeGate

Sales Representative

Blake is a NueMD Sales Representative for Nuesoft Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia, and an MBA from Berry College. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, movies, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs.

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