Electronic medical records and Electronic health records
July 5, 2013

What are Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records?

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Electronic health records and electronic medical records refer to the digital storage of your health data at your doctor's office. Over time, more offices have been adopting technology that allows them to collect and store electronic data. As more offices make the move to electronic records, vast amounts of patient data will be available at the click of a button, which will be much more easily retrieved than previous methods. Slow To Adopt Although so

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Family medicine revenue cycle management
July 3, 2013

How Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management benefits Physicians Facing Large Medicare Cuts

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It was certainly a close call, but family medicine physicians were able to avoid a 26.5% cut in Medicare physician payments. This would have had a dramatic impact on the many physician's offices that make it possible for Medicare patients to have their health issues addressed. The change was scheduled to take place on January 1st, but instead a stopgap measure was put into place to keep the current stipulations in place through 2013. Changes were expected to happen in January that wou

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HITECH Act
June 28, 2013

What is HITECH Act?

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The HITECH Act was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 with an authorized amount of $25.9 billion to be spent in order to expand health information technology adoption around the country. Healthcare providers around the nation are encouraged to participate in technology upgrades with incentives for the adoption of electronic medical records (also known as EHR). The incentives will be provided through 2015, and at that point providers will be responsible for paying fines as

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