ICD-10 implementation metrics
November 18, 2015

Top Metrics to Monitor During the Initial Months of ICD-10 Implementation

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Cheers to all! Contrary to everyone’s apprehension, the healthcare sector as a whole has managed to weather the ICD-10 storm and majority of the healthcare practices have even settled into the requirement mode quite smoothly. However, fear still looms large. Despite doing things right, many practices fear loss of pay. The real cause of this fear is unfamiliarity. To mitigate uncertainties, providers need to monitor certain metrics and have appropriate mechanisms in place. In this blog we talk

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overcome future ICD-10 claim-denials
November 9, 2015

How to Overcome Future ICD-10 Claim Denials

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) predict that the number of claim denials will nearly double and reach 200% in the very near future. Well, all these are ominous signs for healthcare providers who are already battling the high cost of ICD-10 implementation. With this is mind, we have put together a list of steps that will help you to overcome future ICD-10 claim rejections: Be Prepared Coding errors are one of the major causative factors for majority of medical c

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HIPPA security regulations
October 30, 2015

The Cost of Violating HIPPA Security Regulations

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Privacy and confidentiality of patient records was a big concern that troubled the healthcare industry until mid-1990s. But everything changed with the introduction of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996. The act which makes it mandatory for every healthcare player to maintain electronic electronically records also requires that every healthcare practices to set up certain technical, physical and administrative safeguards for electronic patient data, including cre

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