Electronic medical billing systems
- March 12, 2019
A hospital chargemaster maintenance tool is helping two health systems identify and address billing and coding inaccuracies.
- June 06, 2018
Jonathan Bush quits as CEO of AthenaHealth in the midst of an unsolicited purchase bid from an activist investor and details surface about domestic abuse in Bush's 2006 divorce.
- March 04, 2016
The HIT Squad took to the HIMSS 2016 exhibition floor, mic in hand. Among the booths they visited were Epic and IBM Watson Health.
- November 30, 2015
Many were fearful of the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10, however, it seems there have been few problems. Two industry sources explain what they're hearing on the issue.
- August 21, 2015
With the heat on physician practices to prepare for the impending ICD-10 implementation date, two analysts discuss how best to avoid negative outcomes.
- August 13, 2015
As the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation date looms on the horizon, three experts question whether ICD-10 will provide value to physicians or patients.
- June 12, 2015
The costs of the top 100 most frequently billed discharges were part of recently released Medicare payment data documenting the year 2013.
- March 28, 2014
Some health IT leaders welcome an ICD-10 delay; others are frustrated with the costs associated with 'flipping the switch' in 2015.
- January 27, 2014
North America dominates the global health IT outsourcing market as CIOs piece off revenue cycle management and security to third-party firms.
- October 09, 2013
Tasked with ensuring compliance with federal regulations and guiding big data projects, healthcare provider IT leaders will have their hands full in 2014.
- September 12, 2013
The controversial practice of using EHR copy and paste functions to move text between patient records is drawing compliance-officer scrutiny.
- August 20, 2013
CMS is seeking public feedback on whether to release individual physician's Medicare reimbursement data.
- July 16, 2013
Interviewees offer advice on stacking the deck to make sure payers and EHR vendors don't let providers down in 2014 ICD-10 transition.
- July 15, 2013
Taking the pulse of healthcare providers, some worry about payers, EHR vendors holding up their part of the IT bargain in 2014 ICD-10 transition.
- November 01, 2012
We talk to the Pulitzer-Prize-nominated journalist whose stories laid the groundwork for Congressional calls to suspend EHR incentives.
- October 15, 2012
We have EHRs in place, now what? Health data governance policies to get apples-to-apples EHR reports.
- October 15, 2012
CMS put ICD-10 switchover on ice until 2014. Some AHIMA 2012 attendees welcome it.
- October 11, 2012
HHS warning sets coders at AHIMA 2012 on edge and makes them more prone to downcoding, even though EHR implementation helps accuracy.
- October 02, 2012
This year's hot trends at AHIMA 2012 convention, and in-depth discussion of how data governance is the next task for HIM managers, IT and compliance staff.
- August 27, 2012
CMS calls for state Medicaid IT leaders to share their ICD-10 implementation difficulties; AHIMA responds to ICD-10 delay.
- January 04, 2012
Health care CIOs played an integral part in HIPAA 5010 implementation. Now that it's online, they're helping finance monitor transactions and keep revenue streaming in.
- December 15, 2011
Despite their insight on clinical workflow, EHR use and implementation, physician assistants are on the outside looking in for the EHR incentive programs. Some want to change that.
- November 18, 2011
The American Medical Association opposes ICD-10 and aims to seek an 'appropriate replacement,' but those who have invested millions in the switch say they won't change their plans.
- November 17, 2011
Even with the best laid plans, the ICD-10 transition may be rough for providers. To minimize the financial impact in the months after October 2013, place pressure on payers.
- November 17, 2011
Transcription helps physicians improve documentation, while computer-assisted coding helps billing get the right ICD-10 code. That chain reaction could make ICD-10 easier to bear.
- November 14, 2011
When hospitals ask vendors if they are ready for ICD-10, they need to know if the vendors' partners are ready. After all, each software application has its own ICD-10 challenges.
- November 14, 2011
As the ICD-10 transition deadline approaches, providers face many hurdles. Some are more prepared than others. This five-part series examines what must be done, why and how.
- October 07, 2011
While the U.S. transitions to ICD-10, the rest of the world is rapidly moving toward ICD-11, due in 2015. Also: AHRQ perspective on health IT and quality of care.
- September 30, 2011
When it comes to using ICD-10, clinical staff will be at the front line. Training staff in a comfortable way and mapping old codes to new will make ICD-10 changes easier to bear.
- September 29, 2011
Technology running back-end systems can enable ICD-10 preparation by giving the right space for new, extended documentation. Testing payer and vendor compatibility also matters.
- February 15, 2011
ICD-10 implementation is catching U.S. providers (who have many other federal health IT mandates to meet) off-guard. Fortunately, HIMSS 2011 will give them a chance to catch up.
- May 18, 2010
E-prescribing can reduce medical errors and improve quality of care, but doctors and clinicians must stop ignoring alerts from clinical decision support software, studies show.
- April 01, 2010
The medical home model combines health IT and better care management, but some caution against overemphasizing technology at the expense of the doctor-patient relationship.
- January 11, 2010
With PracticeOne acquisition, AdvancedMD supplements its medical practice management Software as a Service with PracticeOne’s electronic health record capabilities.