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Physician success depends on technology

The deployment and utilization of electronic medical records (EMRs) is driving a health-care technology revolution as physicians find that their EMRs complement their other systems, enabling the establishment of patient portals, medication tracking, and electronic prescribing among other things. Physicians are making strides in regard to technology adoption, however, in many cases it’s the result… Continue reading Physician success depends on technology

Debunking three ICD-10 myths

As we move toward the October 2015 compliance deadline for ICD-10, the Journal of AHIMA has tackled three misconceptions about the new coding system. ICD-9 isn’t so bad. In reality, ICD-9 is obsolete, and the longer it is in use, the more the quality of health-care data will decline, leading to faulty decisions based on… Continue reading Debunking three ICD-10 myths

Final rule sets ICD-10 compliance deadline in stone

The Department of Health and Human Services has set the final deadline for health-care organizations to transition to ICD-10, and it’s just 14 months away—on October 1, 2015. ICD-10 is designed to provide better patient care, disease management, and quality measurement—especially for patients under the care of multiple providers. It replaces ICD-9, whose limited structural… Continue reading Final rule sets ICD-10 compliance deadline in stone

It’s time to get ready for ICD-10

The compliance date for ICD-10 is farther away than it once was, but it’s still coming — and health-care practitioners should be moving forward with preparedness plans, if the results of a recent survey are any indication. The survey — which questioned physician practices, hospitals, payers, vendors, and others — was conducted by eHealth Initiative… Continue reading It’s time to get ready for ICD-10

Boost profitability by reviewing your clinical processes

Ensuring you are paid for the important work that you do is a significant challenge for most practices—but you can solve it by maintaining control over the entire revenue cycle. The problem is, with ICD-10 regulations that’s only going to get harder. And, payer reforms affecting how insurance companies pay out, and how much, are… Continue reading Boost profitability by reviewing your clinical processes

We’re ready for ICD-10

President Obama has authorized yet another delay in the implementation of ICD-10 after the Senate approved the measure as part of the Sustainable Growth Rate legislation on April 1. To IT vendors who haven’t prepared for the transition, the delay is a relief – but to us at gloStream, it’s a disappointment, as we had… Continue reading We’re ready for ICD-10

ICD-10 delayed?

In a surprising move, the House of Representatives approved a bill that includes a delay to mandatory ICD-10 implementation until October 2015. After the announcement we are sure that many medical practices breathed a long sigh of relief. The problem: Without a fix to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, Medicare physicians face a 24%… Continue reading ICD-10 delayed?