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January 24, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes that its EHR Incentive Programs are not one-size-fits-all. Not every meaningful use measure applies to every provider, acknowledges CMS. Accordingly, the agency recently updated a fact sheet that gives specialty providers tips on how...
January 21, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), charged with administration of the incentive programs for making meaningful use of certified EHR systems, issued a reminder on Jan. 17 that several changes to Stage 1 take effect during 2013. Several are optional, but others are required.
January 17, 2013 | Salvador Lopez - Content Writer, CareCloud
Manipulating four primary design factors -- access, comfort, privacy and flexibility -- to increase productivity can be a relatively inexpensive and speedy undertaking.
January 17, 2013 | Benjamin Harris - New Media Producer
Instances of healthcare organizations failing to keep a tight lid on patient records have been racking up over the past few years. Fortunately, there are steps any organization can take to safeguard communications, records and devices. Here are three areas to consider when devising a secure...
January 16, 2013 | Stewart Gandolf, MBA - CEO, Healthcare Success Strategies
Sooner or later every healthcare provider will need to name, or rename, his or her professional practice. And for most, it will be sooner, given the upheaval in contemporary health delivery systems. The business or practice name is such a fundamental ingredient to your brand and branding message...
January 15, 2013 | Stephanie Bouchard - Associate Editor
If you're shopping for disability insurance - or reviewing your existing coverage - be sure you carefully read your proposed/current policy's definition of disability. Insurance experts caution that such language could make a difference in whether a policy would pay a claimant.
January 11, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to bulk up its online resources for eligible providers and hospitals looking to qualify for EHR meaningful use incentive payments. Here are the 8 new questions recently added to CMS' FAQ resource, with corresponding links to the...
January 10, 2013 | Benjamin Harris - New Media Producer
Practices need to be reimbursed, the lights need to be kept on, and doctors need to get paid. Managing the flow of cash in any business can be a head-scratching affair, but with a myriad of patients, providers and payers, the revenue cycle in healthcare is fraught with black holes that gobble up...
January 09, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
The best leaders motivate, inspire and energize people by connecting the vision, values, purpose and business goals of the organization to individual values and needs, according to Dianne Durkin, who compiled lessons learned from dozens of successful company leaders for her book The Power of...
January 08, 2013 | Kristine Martin Anderson - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton's Healthcare Market, Kathryn Schulke - Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Enabled by an enhanced, robust health IT infrastructure, medical error data reporting and analysis can be become a more natural, less burdensome part of the healthcare system, leading to enormous improvements while maintaining patient privacy and security. To get there, we'll need a...

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