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New EHR Alert Increases HCV Screening Among Baby Boomers

Implementation of an electronic health record-based prompt significantly increased hepatitis C screening rates among baby boomers in primary care. According to the researchers, HCV screening among adults born between 1945 and 1965 increased fivefold during a 1-year period following implementation of the Best Practice Advisory (BPA) EHR alert. “Although there has been dramatic advances in […]

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The Influence of a Specific Ophthalmological Electronic Health Record on ICD-10 Coding

Abstract Background A specific Electronic Health Record (EHR) for ophthalmology was introduced in an academic center in Germany. As diagnoses coding corresponding to the International Classification of Diseases Version 10 (ICD-10) is mandatory for billing reasons in Germany, we analyzed whether a change occurred in the diversity and number of diagnoses after the EHR introduction. […]

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8 Key Concerns For Physicians in 2016

Physicians often say they feel like the rules, standards and policies regarding the way they practice medicine change all too frequently.

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How One Doc Made ICD-10 Work

For many practices, the day of Oct. 1, 2015 was the nerve-wracking great switch over from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Small practices were pegged as ill-prepared for the storm that was to hit on that particular day.

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Physicians Still Smiling Through Healthcare Changes: 6 key points

Physicians report they are still happy in light of healthcare changes, according to Physicians Practice’s 2015 Great American Physician survey. Kareo sponsored the survey. Here are six key points:

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AMA’s Long War of Words Against ICD-10

One of the more notable things about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ revisions to its ICD-10 policy on Monday is the fact that the suggestions come straight from the AMA. After all, there’s been no love lost between the two organizations when it comes to that subject these past few years.

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Medical Records: Top Secret

MANY readers were shocked by my recent article about Peter Drier, who received a surprise bill of $117,000 from an out-of-network assistant surgeon who helped out during his back operation.

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ICD-10 Best Practices

When Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first proposed the one-year delay of the compliance date for the transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10), it estimated savings of billions to the healthcare industry.

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Benefits of Medicaid EHR incentive program

Meaningful use expert Jim Tate has written that the Medicaid EHR incentive program reminds him of “zero entry” swimming pools: very easy to get into, with almost no barriers. Given its less stringent requirements compared to the Medicare EHR incentive program, Tate writes, he’s surprised that more eligible professionals are “not jumping into this incentive […]

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