By now we all know this is true that is this the new normal,but a little reminder doesn’t hurt once in a while to re-address the benefits as well as the processes of implementing one. Continue reading: Electronic Medical Records Are the New Normal
Medscape has an article out today talking about this topic. Electronic Medical Records systems are taking a beating in the media the last couple of weeks the and author of this article has some good ideas to suggest. Continue reading: Unhappy with your EHR? Suggestions and Ideas For Improvement
The American Medical Association feels that an outside evaluation could give a better look as an outsider versus the internal processes to see if there are areas that require additional attention, modification and so forth. Continue reading: AMA Asks CMS and ONC to Hire Outside Company to Review Stimulus Incentives
Government Health IT reports December 2012 was one of the biggest months for incentives with current estimates and this is due to hospitals leading the pack being there were more hospitals collecting incentives than any other month according to CMS. Year to date numbers for incentives comes in to over $10 billion. CMS is still working to finalize the exact numbers. Continue reading: Over 10 Billion Paid in EHR Meaningful Use Incentives Through End of December 2012
Fierce Health IT published this article today discussing how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to help you so they can benefit with better information from EMRs, such a deal. Continue reading: CMS Wants To Help You Maximize Your EMR So They Get the Reports They Want
Fierce EMR today focused on a study of an analysis created by the New England Journal of Medicine that takes a deeper look in to why some of the medical billing today is growing. In the news of late we have been reading about the government and others questioning the billing and coding of physicians with using electronic medical records. Continue reading: Using EHRs in the Emergency Room With Higher Billings Does Not Always Indicate Fraud
Feb. 28, 2013 is the deadline for attesting. There are only 4 days left for the first year eligibles to begin their 90 day reporting period. Most are probably already deep in here with the incentives; however there are always those who may wait until the last minute thus we thought a friendly reminder could be beneficial to get you to the websites. Continue reading: EHR Incentive Deadline, December 31, 2012 Countdown for First Year Eligibles Is 4 Days
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives this week about the importance of electronic medical records and cites how during the Sandy hurricane that patient care kept going during the natural disaster. Continue reading: New York Congressman Calls for Expanded Use of Electronic Medical Records
Below is one of the charts included in the ONC report giving an update on where the incentives and attesting stands today. It is broken down into several components but the one listed below gives the story in a short visual version. Continue reading: Adoption of EHR Technologies With 66% Meeting Core Objectives, ONC Report
By Raul Villar, president, ADP AdvancedMD
According to Manhattan Research, more than 60% of physicians now use either the iPad, iPhone, or iPod and 30% have used one of these devices on the job. It’s not a surprise that physicians seek to leverage these mobile devices to become untethered from their desks. In particular, practices in the solo to ten-physician range have been very vocal about how they want mobility to improve their practices’ communications and help optimize medical outcomes, including getting data and inputting data to Electronic Health Records (EHR’s).
Continue reading: Physicians Want Mobile Technology – but How Much?
With all the current discussions on medical records and coding, the American Medical Association today has a with a study to shed some light with a surprise change in billing with the removal of consultation fees. Sometimes it may be hard to predict exactly how the math will work. Continue reading: Medicare End of Consultation Fees Provided Uptick in Medicare Spending–Not the EMR This Time