Health Care Information Technology

New initiative will give patients greater access to physician's EHR recordsFive primary care facilities will test a new initiative that will allow patients to view and add to their physicians’ visit notes in their electronic health records (EHR) systems.
Coding association predicts a smooth transition to ICD-10The November round of ICD-10 testing conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been deemed a success through a poll conducted by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Premium Content | 4 Surefire Signs You Need a New EHRAs of November 1, 2014, only 2% of eligible professionals had attested to Meaningful Use 2. This is not good news for the thousands of independent physician practices that rely on Medicare payments: the Center for Medicare Services is slated to hand out 1% penalties this year for MU2 slackers

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7 ways to prepare for a meaningful use auditHere are seven strategies your practice can use to make sure you meet all the requirements of the MU program should the auditors come calling, and ensure you can keep the incentive money you earned.
How to fix meaningful use to help physiciansWhile the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have made tweaks to the meaningful use (MU) program to help physicians attest to stage 2, many physicians are still struggling with the burden.
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How physicians should negotiate with payers
Letter: EHR requirements will ruin small practicesA reader shares a letter written to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the hardships electronic health records impose on small medical practices.
Coding changes for 2015: New evaluation and management codes explainedThe new year brings changes to many evaluation and management codes physicians use, including chronic care management and advanced planning
Streamlining your practiceWhy upgrading the workflows of your front desk, clinical practice and administrative functions are necessary to improve efficiency and gain time

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