Category “Compliance”

The Growing Threat of Cyberattacks in Health Care

Hackers see too many hospitals and other healthcare facilities the way a car thief sees a parking lot full of unlocked vehicles. Easy pickings. How pervasive is the cybersecurity problem in health care? A Ponemon Institute study found that in the previous two years, 89% of healthcare organizations had dealt with data…

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Posted In: Compliance, Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 6 March, 2018

How to Build a Culture of Safety in Health Care

In health care, we don’t refer to once-in-a-while events or not-very-often events. The phrase that describes wrong-site surgeries, medication errors, retained objects, surgical fires and a host of other potentially tragic occurrences is never events. And that’s as it should be, says consultant and safety expert Spence Byrum. “How can it be anything else?” he asks. “These…

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Posted In: Compliance, Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 6 February, 2018

Scribe Update

Since the advent of the EHR, medical scribes have been the helping hand to the overworked physician, fed-up with clerical duties that take away precious time from interacting with patients. The perks of using medical scribes in the healthcare setting have been mentioned time and time again. Studies have shown…

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Posted In: Compliance, General, Life as a Scribe On: Tuesday, 4 July, 2017

How the New CMS Quality Proposal Would Affect Physician Practice

The way physicians are paid is about to change dramatically — and yet it seems doctors don’t know an overhaul is coming. Half of non-pediatric physicians have heard of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (thankfully shortened to MACRA), including those with a high share of Medicare payments. A final rule on…

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Posted In: Compliance, Future of Healthcare, General On: Tuesday, 9 August, 2016
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The Revenue Cycle 3: Submitting Clean ICD-10 Claims

Now that ICD-10 is here, it’s more important than ever that you submit clean claims for services provided to Medicare patients, as well as those with private insurance. Early reports indicate that the denial rate since the transition to ICD-10 is hovering around 10%. That’s at the high end of the industry-average…

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Posted In: Best Of, Compliance, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 17 November, 2015
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