Top Three Ways to Increase Patient Engagement Without Burning Out Your Staff

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As coding changes and regulation compliance issues continue to escalate, medical offices are searching for ways to handle the increasing demands. As physicians and office staff attempt to juggle the avalanche of requirements, patient-physician engagement can suffer. When your staff is too busy doing paperwork to properly greet patients, or when physicians become so overwhelmed… Read more »

Tips for Choosing Podiatry Templates

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If you are a podiatrist or run a podiatry office, you know how important it is to keep current with record keeping standards. You have to interact with hospitals, surgery centers, pharmacies and fellow medical practitioners. You also need to offer modern patient communication options and comply with ever-changing government medical practice regulations like HIPAA… Read more »

Review Steps for Submitting Stage 2 Meaningful Use Data Through the Attestation System

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May 16, 2014: From the CMS Newsletter Review Steps for Submitting Stage 2 Meaningful Use Data through the Attestation System Are you preparing to submit Stage 2 meaningful use data for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program? If so, CMS has recently posted the following step-by-step guides to help navigate the CMS Attestation System: Stage 2… Read more »

Concerned About Employee Resistance to New EMR Software?

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You’ve heard about the cost savings of using the right Medical Practice (MP) or Electronic Health Records (EHR) software. You know that thoseMeaningful Use incentive payments are going to help your practice stay afloat. You recognize the value of cutting man hours so you aren’t paying employees to do work that could be automated. You… Read more »

Learn About the Special EHR Reporting Periods for Eligible Professionals in 2014

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May 14, 2014: From the CMS Newsletter If you are an eligible professional, make sure you are aware of the special reporting periods for submitting meaningful use measures in 2014. Meaningful Use Reporting for Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals You only need to demonstrate meaningful use for a three-month, or 90-day, reporting period, regardless if… Read more »

How to Choose Specialty Medical Practice Software

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If you work in a specialty medical practice like a podiatry or a chiropractic practice, you know that most specialty practices face unique challenges. You don’t have the expansive budget or support larger health care groups have. Providers that work in hospitals or group practices have office management staffs that support them and make decisions… Read more »

How to Handle the ICD-10 Deadline Change

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On April 1, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which postpones the compliance deadline for the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding until October 1, 2015 or later. No definite deadline has been declared yet, but an extension has been granted. You Had Not Begun Transitioning to ICD-10 Codes… Read more »

Tax Return Fraud Scheme Targets Docs

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April 24, 2014: From FierceHealthPayer.com  Several states experienced a spike in tax fraud cases against medical professionals this year, leading to theories of a data breach at a national organization that provides certification or credentials for doctors, KrebsOnSecurity reported. When physicians in 10 U.S. states attempted to submit their federal returns electronically, they found out someone already… Read more »