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Reducing Payment Errors- The Right Contract Management Steps

In order for hospitals to be certain that they are being paid accurately for the care they provide, it’s crucial to the hospital’s financial health that they have an effective and functioning hospital contract management system. These contracts include Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, workers comp, and employer payers which account for more than 95% of all patient care.

How Medical Billing Services Can Prepare Your Practice for the Future

With all the changes in healthcare, it can be difficult for your medical practice to keep up on regulations, mandates, and other initiatives that will affect your bottom line. These changes include the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes, a shift from traditional fee-for-service models to value-based models, and updates to the new Affordable Care Act.
 
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CMS

Federal healthcare organizations such as CMS have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care with interoperability requirements and data integration, the mesh...

 
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PointClickCare and gEHRiMed join forces to develop solution
PointClickCare and gEHRiMed join forces to develop solution
PointClickCare and gEHRiMed join forces to develop solution

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light to adding 3,651 ICD-10 hospital inpatient procedure codes and about 1,900 ICD-10 diagnosis codes, beginnin...


 
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Three Behavioral Health Hospitals
Three Behavioral Health Hospitals
Three Behavioral Health Hospitals

by D’Arcy Guerin Gue, Director, Industry Relations Medsphere Systems Corporation In the public mind, the needs of the mentally ill and addicted have always taken a backseat to those of the physically ill and injured. This dic...

 
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Epic, InterSystems take top spots for HIE and interoperability in new KLAS rankings
Epic, InterSystems take top spots for HIE and interoperability in new KLAS rankings
Epic, InterSystems take top spots for HIE and interoperability in new KLAS rankings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) currently provide incentive payments to eligible professionals participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs that show the meaningful use of certified Electronic Health R...

 
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Medelinked Launches Partner Programme to Meet Global mHealth Development Challenge
Medelinked Launches Partner Programme to Meet Global mHealth Development Challenge
Medelinked Launches Partner Programme to Meet Global mHealth Development Challenge

Allscripts, Cerner, and NextGen EHR users now have access to EHR optimization guides for reporting clinical quality measures related to Million Hearts, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national initiative ...

 
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Epic, InterSystems take top spots for HIE and interoperability in new KLAS rankings
Epic, InterSystems take top spots for HIE and interoperability in new KLAS rankings
Epic, InterSystems take top spots for HIE and interoperability in new KLAS rankings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing providers who submit a hardship exception application to still attest to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for the 2015 EHR Reportin...


 
 
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LeadFerret Records Directory of Contacts at Electronic Health Record (EHR) Companies
LeadFerret Records Directory of Contacts at Electronic Health Record (EHR) Companies
LeadFerret Records Directory of Contacts at Electronic Health Record (EHR) Companies

Submitted by Irv Lichtenwald, President and CEO of Medsphere Systems Imagine you’re living in Brooklyn and you have a medical emergency. If the hospital nearest you, say Lutheran Medical Center, were to close, you could go to...

 
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Carestream Delivers Patient-Centered Collaboration across the Enterprise
Carestream Delivers Patient-Centered Collaboration across the Enterprise
Carestream Delivers Patient-Centered Collaboration across the Enterprise

The future of EHR certification and electronic clinical quality measures have much to gain the experiences of hospitals with EHR use and quality reporting over the past several years. That is the message from the American Hospi...

 
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Tracking Progress of 5 Major EHR Interoperability Initiatives
Tracking Progress of 5 Major EHR Interoperability Initiatives
Tracking Progress of 5 Major EHR Interoperability Initiatives

As the industry pushes toward better EHR interoperability, several different projects have emerged. Between privately-funded projects aimed at increasing data exchange and government initiatives using interoperability to achiev...

 
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Why Patients Switch Healthcare Providers
Why Patients Switch Healthcare Providers
Why Patients Switch Healthcare Providers

QPID Health, which helps hospitals and medical groups achieve their quality goals by generating actionable patient facts from EHR has signed an expanded enteprise-wide software and services agreement with Partners HealthCare. ...


 
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HIMSS Tool Offers New Healthcare Business Intelligence Insights
HIMSS Tool Offers New Healthcare Business Intelligence Insights
HIMSS Tool Offers New Healthcare Business Intelligence Insights

Dive Brief: Eligible providers could see speedier turnarounds on applications for exemption from the meaningful use requirements of the EHR incentive payment program thanks to a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama l...

 
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Medsphere Unveils Mobile OpenVista EHR for Clinicians
Medsphere Unveils Mobile OpenVista EHR for Clinicians
Medsphere Unveils Mobile OpenVista EHR for Clinicians

Dive Brief: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)released the final rule for Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU) in October and opened a 60-day public comment period to receive additional feedback. Comments were due y...

 
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Compliancy Group
Compliancy Group
Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group is excited to announce its latest webinar from its Free Education Series, How NOT To Fail Your HIPAA/Meaningful Use Audit, scheduled to air on Tuesday, September 29th from 2:00-3:30 EST. According to HHS, 70% o...

 
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Four Reasons for Optimism
Four Reasons for Optimism
Four Reasons for Optimism

Article by Irv Lichtenwald, president and CEO, Medsphere Systems Corporation, the solution provider for the OpenVista electronic health record. None of us would have the jobs we currently occupy without some ability to focus ...


 
 
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Anthem Subsidiary Wins $7 M EHR Incentive Program Contract
Anthem Subsidiary Wins $7 M EHR Incentive Program Contract
Anthem Subsidiary Wins $7 M EHR Incentive Program Contract

The CMS has awarded Anthem subsidiary National Government Services a contract to help it disburse incentive payments to Medicare providers that have met the standards for meaningfully using electronic health records. As part o...