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ICD-10 Delay - Latest News on Coding

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

With all the hype that went into the launch of ICD-10, there is a lot of debate on how the delay, signed into law by President Obama on April 2, will affect the healthcare community. The 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems was slated to go live this year, but that changed when Congress passed H.R. 4302. How will the wasted momentum affect medical practices and EHR implementation?

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Using EHR Implementation to Solve Patient Scheduling Issues

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

EMR & Medical Billing Best Practices Series: #3

Last week's blog in the Best Practices Series covered the need for organization in your medical practice. This week, we'll look at how a strong EHR implementation removes common issues from one of the most difficult organizational aspects of a medical office: Patient scheduling.

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EHR Software - 5 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

Tips for Smooth Transition to EHR Software

The benefits of switching to an Electronic Health Record system are clear: more accurate records, less paperwork, a reduced environmental footprint and an overall increase in productivity. In some cases, you may even qualify for an incentive from Medicare or Medicaid when your practice implements EHR technology. However, transitioning from paper records to EHR is anything but easy. Below are five tips to help you simplify this transition as much as possible.

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Implement Electronic Health Records & Save $25K in Uncompensated Work

Posted by Alok Prasad

This post has been contributed by Alan Edwards who holds an MBA in Health Care and is a former hospital CEO and group practice administrator. He continues to be active in the field and often writes on health insurance and health policy.

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EHR : The Top 5 Myths You May Believe Even Today

Posted by Alok Prasad

Top EHR Myths That Need to be Dispelled

As healthcare providers across the country implement electronic health record solutions, there's a lot of advice being handed out online and in professional settings. While much of the information circulating about EHR systems is true, there are some myths and bad advice that could put your practice on the wrong road when setting up electronic billing and medical record software.

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Overcoming EMR Implementation Barriers in Medically Underserved Areas

Posted by Shreya Iyer

This post has been contributed by Alan Edwards who holds an MBA in Health Care and is a former hospital CEO and group practice administrator. He continues to be active in the field and often writes on health insurance and health policy.

The world of medical care providers turned itself upside-down and inside out over implementation and meaningful use of electronic medical records also known as electronic health records. The industry uses the acronyms EHR or EMR to describe electronic medical records.
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Electronic Health Records - Adoption Brings Better Referrals

Posted by Shreya Iyer

Increase Referrals To Your Private Practice Now By Adopting Electronic Health Records

Like any new office policy integration process there exists a learning curve. One well worth the time investment is the introduction of a new electronic health records system into your private practice. The government is currently offering potential financial incentives for those who adopt early, but has also laid out a series of penalties for those who miss mandated deadlines. Everyday, more providers are going paperless to streamline their process- what could this imply for your referral base? 

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4 Common Challenges in Small Clinic EHR Implementations

Posted by Shreya Iyer

EHR Implementation Challenges in Small Practices

One mistake many offices make when converting files to electronic health records is to attempt to do everything at once. If your medical office isn't ready for a full-scale EHR implementation, a push to complete the process on a tight deadline overwhelms and burns out staff. Converting records at a pace that isn't right for your office—or doing so before you're ready or have the right resources in place—can also corrupt your patient care processes, resulting in treatment mistakes or poor patient experience. Here's a look at how to face those, and other, EHR challenges in a small or mid-sized medical office.

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5 EHR Training Tips to Ensure Successful EHR Implementation

Posted by Shreya Iyer

EHR Training

EHR training is vital to the success of your EHR software. Regardless of your specialty, it is important for every member of your staff to receive adequate training to ensure that your practice continues to run smoothly, as well as to ensure that your patients continue to receive excellent care. Perhaps you are shopping for a new EHR System because you're dissatisfied with your current software. Or, maybe you're working toward implementing EHR for the first time. Either way, here are five training tips to help you guarantee a successful EHR implementation

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Planning your EHR Selection Approach

Posted by Aparna Prasad

Each phase of EHR implementation is vital to the success of the EHR itself. Now that you've done an assessment of your practice for EHR readiness, you're ready to move on to the next step in the process, which is planning your EHR approach.  

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