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Practice-management system vendors launch trade group
By Joseph Conn | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association, a not-for-profit trade group for developers of software systems used by office-based physicians to keep patient accounts and track claims, opened for business Monday. The group hopes to answer what some see as a need for an industry voice for...
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Divestment isn't only approach to advance public health, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Aug. 4 cover story “Health systems urged to divest fossil-fuel stocks as UK doctors act,” highlights a vital issue for socially conscious organizations.
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Allscripts posts higher revenue, smaller loss in Q2
By Joseph Conn | August 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Executives from electronic health-record systems developer Allscripts Healthcare Solutions head into their annual users' group meeting next week with mixed financial news. The Chicago-based company reported a second-quarter loss, but a smaller one than for the same period last year—and...
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ICD-10: Is it for clinicians or reimbursement?
By Joseph Conn | August 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
There's a division among physician informaticists about whether the national conversion to ICD-10 should—or even will—take place next year, despite the latest line in the sand deadline by the CMS for compliance by Oct. 1, 2015.
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Final ICD-10 coding conversion date set
By Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In a final rule issued Thursday, HHS formally set an Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date for conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, incorporating the absolute minimum delay imposed by Congress when it ordered HHS to roll back the conversion date previously set for Oct. 1, 2014.
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It's a date: HHS final rule sets ICD-10 switch for Oct. 1, 2015
By Joseph Conn | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In a final rule issued Thursday afternoon, HHS formally set an Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date for conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes, incorporating the absolute minimum delay imposed by Congress when it ordered HHS to roll back the conversion date previously set for Oct. 1, 2014.
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Practice Makes Perfect: ICD-10 delay allows time for clinical documentation improvement
By Robert Tennant | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we'll tackle No. 1 on that list: preparing for the transition to ICD-10 diagnostic...
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Vital Signs
Healthcare can learn automation lessons from Asiana plane crash
By Sabriya Rice | June 25, 2014
Healthcare can learn some important lessons from a new report outlining the causes of an Asiana Airlines jet crash in San Francisco last July.
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Physicians seen as not ready for ICD-10 rollout, poll finds
By Beth Kutscher | June 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Healthcare executives had widespread skepticism that all the stakeholders, and especially physicians, were prepared for ICD-10 procedure and diagnostic code implementation this year before Congress let the healthcare world off the ICD-10 hook.
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By Modern Healthcare Custom Media | June 24, 2014
What is the biggest challenge facing today's CFO? What trends in healthcare are encouraging growth? What will impact patient collections? These three questions are addressed by Kris Joshi, Vice President of Products at Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical...
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