November 18, 2015 By News
AdvancedMD has announced ICD-10 transition successes by their independent practice clients and billing services partners. As part of the company’s commitment to help clients stay one step ahead of compliance challenges, a cross functional team of experts called the ICD-10 Posse waged a significant three-year campaign to provide tools and continuous education on the ICD-10 transition process. As a result, 100% of AdvancedMD clients were ICD-10 compatible onOctober 1, and the first ICD-10 payment was received only seven days after the transition.
“I would like to commend AdvancedMD in making this transition over to ICD-10 ultra-easy,” said Neeta Sandhu, Practice Manager, Electrodiagnosis and Rehabilitation Associates of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA. “Our physicians demand the best and we expected that this would be one of the most difficult times for our financial operations; I am happy to say that this was not the case.”
Smaller physician practices, particularly those lacking extra staff, face unique challenges with the ICD-10 conversion. Because their employees have multiple roles, rarely can one person devote a lot of time to the process, or set aside a specific time to attend training. These practices took advantage of the full court press by AdvancedMD for ICD-10 awareness and education. As a result, clients needed less assistance during the week of the transition than forecasted.
“Not all ICD-10 compliant software and support is created equally,” commented Raul Villar, CEO, AdvancedMD. “Our goal is to give our clients the freedom to focus on patients by providing every tool and resource required to get independent physician practices up to speed – from the myICD-10 website, to live webinars, to the ICD-10 tracker app. As a result, our clients had an easy transition.”
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November 17, 2015 By News
Medflow, Inc. has announced the availability of Medflow 2.0 EHR, its most advanced cloud-based EHR system. Medflow 2.0 EHR streamlines the entire workflow, providing logic and guidelines to increase speed of data entry, while also satisfying regulatory requirements.
Medflow 2.0 EHR automated care plans are enhanced with features to make ophthalmology assessments run smoothly and efficiently. In addition, the simplified process links care plans and findings automatically with the correct ICD-10 codes. Medflow 2.0 EHR intuitive care plans also instantly autofill important data such as medication orders and returns visits, as well as deliver letters to referring physicians and patients through the patient portal. Tools including dashboards, longitudinal chart reviews, vision and pressure graphs and past summaries enable physicians to review and understand any patient condition in seconds.
“Medflow 2.0 EHR delivers usability, simplicity and configurability,” said Jim Messier, Vice President of Development at Medflow, Inc. “Our advanced EHR system is designed to enhance the patient-physician relationship, decrease stress and improve office harmony. With Medflow 2.0 EHR, our physicians and staff can focus on what is most important–patient care.”
Medflow 2.0 EHR will be shown and demonstrated on the most popular tablet technologies, Samsung Pro DROID tablet, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the new iPad Pro. The product is made to function on most mobile devices with the more popular browser technology. Medflow 2.0 EHR product design had mobility in mind, it utilizes a persistent left-handed vertical menu and made easy scrolling widgets in the common workspace. It is a perfect mobile solution for any physician who wants to have their charts with them anywhere anytime.
November 12, 2015
Raintree Systems and SnapMD have announced the development of an integrated telehealth software solution to give healthcare providers a new and efficient way to interact and provide care to their patients. Raintree Systems is the first EMR software to incorporate a telehealth solution directly into an EMR & PM software in order to facilitate deeper and timelier patient/provider interaction. … [Read More...]
CareCloud’s Practice Profitability Index of 5,000 Physicians Shows Improving Financial Outlooks Amid Ongoing Industry Challenges
November 11, 2015
CareCloud has announced the results of its annual Practice Profitability Index (PPI), one of the largest national efforts to study the operational health and profitability outlooks of U.S. medical practices. Leading the findings in the 2015 study is a mild upswing in projections for profitability among the more than 5,000 physicians surveyed. While physicians expecting a downward profitability … [Read More...]
November 10, 2015
The benefits of electronic health records have been well-documented, such as improved care coordination and efficiency. However, regulations involving their use have made them the subject of controversy in today’s health information landscape. This continued controversy highlights the importance of establishing a plan for implementation. To assist providers on their efforts, the Health … [Read More...]
November 10, 2015
Hypori is exhibiting the first HIPAA-compliant, mobile thin client at the mHealth summit in Washington D.C., Booth 917 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Hypori's mobile-first thin client solution provides secure remote access to sensitive data from any mobile devices. The Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) based approach ensures HIPAA data stays secure on the server just … [Read More...]
November 9, 2015
Ensuring patients understand medical treatments is an age-old challenge for physicians everywhere. Studies show that patients will forget up to 80 percent of what their physician tells them.() The American Academy of Ophthalmology is helping eye physicians and surgeons overcome this challenge with new multimedia tools. It will debut 40 new patient education videos at AAO 2015. The Academy's … [Read More...]
November 2, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final rules this week detailing how the agency will pay for services provided to beneficiaries in Medicare by physicians and other health care professionals in 2016 that reflects the administration’s commitment to quality, value, and patient-centered care. Payment rules for the 2016 calendar year for End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective … [Read More...]
October 29, 2015
The American Association for Physician Leadership has released a new book, How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One innovation at a time, by New York Times best-selling author Chris Trimble. The book examines how today’s physicians can foster a culture of innovation in health care by building positive change and nurturing multi-disciplinary teams. “While researching and shadowing physicians … [Read More...]
October 28, 2015
drchrono has announced new data on the number of medical professionals using its platform who have already successfully completed the conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 less than a month after the October first deadline. The drchrono team did an analysis of how successful the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 has been on its own platform. An overwhelming 99% of medical claims sent over the drchrono … [Read More...]
October 27, 2015
MedAptus has announced that Emerson Hospital has selected the company's Pro Charge Capture technology for its inpatient medicine, pediatrics and behavioral health providers. These clinical end-users utilize the Pro solution while on rounds at both Emerson and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals; the software is accessed via web-enabled workstations and mobile devices. Emerson Hospital is a … [Read More...]
October 23, 2015
Fujitsu has announced that McKesson, a healthcare services and information technology company, is the latest independent vendor to certify its software with the Fujitsu PaperStream IP TWAIN and ISIS image enhancement technology. The certification of McKesson's healthcare content management tool, OneContent(TM), with PaperStream IP further expands the capabilities of the Fujitsu high-performance fi … [Read More...]