Clinical Documentation

How would you answer these public health reporting questions? August 02, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted new entries on its FAQ system related to public health measure reporting requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs. Test your knowledge before clicking through to view the full answers.
Medical community benefits from broadband build-out July 31, 2013 | Anthony Brino - Contributing Writer
Medical community benefits from broadband build-out
In greater Chattanooga, Tenn., where fiber-optic broadband is available through a public-private partnership, 10 radiology practices exchange medical images among 14 hospitals and clinics.
Smart devices make smart practice partners July 31, 2013 | Lindy Benton - CEO of MEA
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Mobile devices and applications have the power to put information and insight into providers' hands whenever they want while saving them money.
Lab and clinical terminology groups align July 24, 2013 | Diana Manos
The Regenstrief Institute and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation announced July 24 they have signed a long-term agreement to begin cooperative work linking their global healthcare terminologies. The cooperative work will connect the clinical semantics of SNOMED CT to LOINC codes, which provide extensive coverage of laboratory tests and some types of clinical measurements.
Taking control of ICD-10 July 24, 2013 | Thomas Ormondroyd, MBA - Vice President, General Manager, Precyse Learning Solutions, Bruce Scott, MD - Precyse ICD-10 Consultant, Christian Oliver - Associate Vice President, Catalog and Courseware, Healthstream
Physicians who learn to document with specificity will reduce productivity losses by having fewer queries from coders and position themselves to receive accurate and higher reimbursement. Here's a summary of key ICD-10 education goals and a 5-step process for developing a training matrix.
A 'do it yourself' approach to EMR implementation July 23, 2013 | Joel S. Koenig, MD - Founder, Town & Country Pediatrics
My decision to transition Town & Country Pediatrics to a digital practice was influenced by the desire to increase patient safety, chart more efficiently, automate prescribing and billing processes, and enhance profitability. I followed a 10-step process to precisely define the features and functionality I needed in my EMR system.
Crazy ideas July 22, 2013 | Rob Lamberts, MD
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My care is no longer episodic, so why should my records be? I no longer need "visits" as units of commerce, and no longer need "problems" as the goods for which I am paid.
Providers focused on ICD-10 barriers July 18, 2013 | Diana Manos
Providers focused on ICD-10 barriers
A survey, conducted by eHealth Initiative in partnership with the American Health Information Management Association, reveals a lack of communication around the benefits and value of the new ICD-10 code set, which was expanded to improve the quality of care, research and surveillance with more accurate and specific data.