By William van Doornik – Patient portals, mobile apps, secure text messaging, and email are increasing collaboration between providers and patients in new ways. Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed requirements will likely be a driving force in determining how patient generated data (PGD) will be interpreted, used, and integrated into electronic health records (EHRs).
By Summer Humphreys – Now that Congress has rejected requests to delay ICD-10, it’s time to get on the bandwagon or risk significant financial implications. ICD-10 touches virtually every aspect of your organization’s processes and systems, and failure to prepare and comply with the mandate will have a significant impact on your reimbursements.
Understanding your organization’s workflows and knowing what educational methods work for your staff can guide the creation of a tailored training program that will transform your entire team into advocates for patient portal use.
The annual MGMA conference gives medical practices an opportunity to learn, collaborate and network with peers. Always Forward was the theme for this year’s conference held in Las Vegas this year. One topic everyone seemed to be talking about was next year’s ICD-10 deadline.
Five Key Components for Building CDI Programs By Wendy Vincent, National Practice Director, Strategic Advisory Group, Beacon Partners Twitter: @BeaconPartners According to a 2014 survey by ORC International, pay-for-performance or value-based reimbursement (VBR) is on the rise. The survey indicates that most payers and providers expect VBRs to overtake fee-for-service by the year 2020. This model […]
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