Keeping patient data private has never been more important, and requires medical practices to navigate a web of mandates, analyses, and agreements.
Familiarity with the new combination codes is needed to ensure that documentation is sufficient to capture any related conditions, both the etiology and manifestation, and/or any related symptoms for the condition being reported.
The controversy over copy-paste in EHRs has been around for a long time, but it has recently gained new urgency.
A new study casts doubt on whether the billions of dollars spent so far in meeting meaningful use requirements is actually improving patient outcomes.
Prior to the recent ICD-10 delay, many medical practices were well on their way to implementing the coding system and training their staff