EHRs and Coding
March 10, 2014

EHRs and Coding

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Even though it’s becoming the norm across the industry, there are still some challenges when it comes to electronic health records. Many systems have software to help providers figure out the best evaluation and management codes, and when used properly, can support accurate coding founded on medical necessity. In addition, when these codes are used correctly, they have been linked with higher levels of E/M coding. In some cases, however, there are some software glitches. When combined with

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2014 Physician Fee Schedule
March 5, 2014

2014 Physician Fee Schedule

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During last year’s holidays, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were working hard in order to release the 2014 Medicare physician fee schedule. This critical schedule influences doctors and healthcare facilities around the country and includes one of the most importance announcements regarding the Medicare Conversion Factor for 2014. The new rules also include provisions for physical quality programs. Changes could be in the works for physician groups that have more than 10 eligibl

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HIPAA privacy rule changes 2013
October 22, 2013

HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

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When it came time for review and changes in the 2013 Omnibus Rulemaking, multiple changes were made that impact the HIPAA Privacy Rule. All professionals deemed responsible for the protection of patient information under HIPAA must maintain an understanding of current HIPAA regulations and keep an eye out for proposed and enacted changes that will affect compliance. Changes to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Genetic information is from here on out classified as “protec

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