What does Blockchain promise?

The Blockchain in healthcare is to solve many issues that the industry today is facing. Its aim is to create a common database of health information that doctors and providers can access; no matter what type of EHR they are using. By 2020, it is expected that about 60% practices will implement Blockchain. What’s possible and what blockchain could solve and make more promising future; the technology innovators in the healthcare industry are struggling to do.

How convenient it is, that you can capture all the surgeries, doctor’s visit, illness and even know all the medicines you have taken till date! As the quality of healthcare delivery is rising and the risks and costs are reducing. Read more ›

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What is your approach to Interoperability?

In the case of healthcare, new software applications, technology systems and cloud-storage solutions are revolutionizing the way that hospitals manage patient care and store medical records. Recently, in HIMSS analytics, EHR interoperability received all the attention as there is lack of information exchange that makes it difficult to maintain revenue cycle for the practices. The analytics study said that the practices and hospitals face the biggest challenge when it comes to denied claims and disparate systems. Read more ›

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Is Chronic Care Management leading to improved health outcomes?

The providers are doing their best as the CCM provides essential elements of good care for the people with chronic conditions, but there is a gap between what is known and what is actually done. The chronic care management (CCM) has lately launched new technology and services that support individual with behavioral health conditions, developmental disabilities and drug addiction. This new platform helps in identifying any care related gaps. The comprehensive care planning, care coordination and monitoring is the overall aim of the care team. Read more ›

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Value-Based Care – is here to stay

Shifting from fee-for-service to value-based-service has caused providers to change the way they render services to their patients. The providers’ payments are now based on value of care instead of being paid by the number of visits. Though this value-based care is supposed to help providers give better care at a lower cost; the providers are still not able to achieve the required score, due to the penalties and lower reimbursements. The change in revenue does have some impact and the providers do face some challenges. Read more ›

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How does EHR complement the Population Health Management System?

Population health focuses on interrelated conditions and factors that influence the health of a group of individuals over the life course. It is a field of study of health determinants. The health determinants along with social components (income, culture, education, employment) include medical care, public health interventions, genetics, and individual behavior. Population health is also concerned with the environment – clean air, water, urban design. Read more ›

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Patient’s financial responsibility is equally important as Patient Care

Patients’ financial responsibility is on rise, as revealed by analysis at HIMSS18. Patients have observed that average cost increase is 11% in 2017. Increasing healthcare costs and patient responsibility is an ongoing trend that does not seem to be slowing down in the near future. Given the increased payment responsibility, being able to determine a patients’ ability to pay is increasingly important for hospitals. In order to allow patients to focus on getting the care they need, healthcare providers need processes and tools to help patients meet their financial obligations and to establish funding mechanisms that will benefit both the patient and the provider. Read more ›

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Details of MIPS performance for Year 2018, which should not be avoided!

Many providers wait until the end of the year to know where their practices stand, when it comes to the Cost Performance category. It is important to monitor on the continuous basis so that you can modify and take action as and when required. Now that CMS has unveiled its new portal for MACRA, the providers are able to see their real-time scoring for all MIPS categories. Read more ›

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Improve your Practice’s Efficiency by Enhancing your Medical Billing Software

Some practices still prefer manual documentation over electronic, in order to protect data from being hacked or stolen. The practices have fear that the data can be accessed by unauthorized individuals. Another reason of why manual documentation is preferred is because of the assumption that the medical billing software are quite complex and costly for practices to handle.

With better-organized patient records, bookings, treatment processes, and improved efficiency in billing, the profitability of a practice is enhanced. With EHR technology becoming more popular, a lot of vendors have started integrating Practice Management System to expedite medical billing in their practices. Read more ›

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Which CPC+ Track is best for your Practice?

MACRA has made way for new framework of Quality Payment Program (QPP) for rewarding the health care providers for giving better care. Under QPP there are two pathways – Merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM). Comprehensive Primary Care Plus is one such Advanced APM. It offers greater rewards for taking some risk related to patient outcomes. Read more ›

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Make a thorough assessment before switching your Medical Billing Software

The practices are balancing between higher reimbursements and better patient care. As a result of billing not done in time or coding errors, there will be low revenue generated and the practice workflow will be impaired. Read more ›

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