Category “Compliance”

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
ICD-10 ScribeAmerica

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

The Physician Sunshine Act: The Good, the Bad, and the Upside

The first round of data logged by the Physician Payments Sunshine Act is now coming to light. The act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biological, and group purchasing organizations (GPOs) that participate in U.S. federal healthcare programs to report payments, transfers, ownership and items of value given to…

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Posted In: Compliance, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 14 October, 2014

4 Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Documentation

Errors in documentation can occur along the patient trajectory — e.g., the patient doesn’t describe symptoms correctly, medical staff improperly triage the patient, the physician incorrectly interprets symptoms — or along the paper trail. When something is incorrectly entered into the documentation, it is handed through the care pathway, on to…

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Posted In: Best Of, Compliance, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Wednesday, 17 September, 2014

ScribeAmerica continues ICD-10 preparation

The anticipated change to International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) reimbursement codes has loomed over the healthcare industry for quite some time, and the legislation recently signed on Tuesday April 8th  further delays the actual date of switch from the currently-used ICD-9 to the new coding system until October, 2015. However,…

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Posted In: Compliance, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
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