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How Corporate Culture Can Help Health Care from the Inside Out

September 9, 2014 | In this pivotal time of industry changes, health care organizations need to keep their culture front and center while focusing on patient satisfaction, teamwork, quality, and efficiency. Crafting and maintaining the right corporate culture makes a healthcare organization more attractive to the people it needs to grow business. How Corporate Culture Can Help Health Care from the Inside Out : Read more

Categories: Healthcare Industry News

Tags: pay for performance, care collaboration

The Health IT Hurdle - How ACOs Can Solve Problems with the Technology They Aren’t Using

September 4, 2014 | Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have come a long way in recent years, and their growth is exploding – earlier this year, Oliver Wyman reported that a majority of Americans now have access to accountable care. ACOs are everywhere - but are they working? The Health IT Hurdle - How ACOs Can Solve Problems with the Technology They Aren’t Using: Read more

Categories: Accountable Care

Tags: accountable care organizations, ACO, health care reform, health information exchange, hie

CMS Issues Final Rule on Timelines and "Flexibility" in Certified EHR Technology for 2014

September 2, 2014 | By Brian Ahier | CMS and ONC issued a final rule under which providers in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can meet Meaningful Use (MU) in 2014 using 2011 or 2014 Edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT), or a combination, with flexibility to attest to either Stage 1 or 2 objectives and measures if they faced delays in 2014 Edition CEHRs’ availability. CMS Issues Final Rule on Timelines and "Flexibility" in Certified EHR Technology for 2014: Read more

Categories: Meaningful Use in Healthcare

Tags: meaningful use, CMS, electronic health record, emr, ehr

Medicity Deployment Engineer Recognized by HISTalk

August 15, 2014 | Riton Khan, a HISP/iNexx deployment engineer for Medicity, A Healthagen Business, was the recent recipient of the HISTalk Beacon of Selfless Service (BOSS) Award. Riton embodies the Medicity culture – combining innovation and pragmatism to solve problems. Medicity Deployment Engineer Recognized by HISTalk: Read more

Categories: Medicity News

Tags: Medicity News

Will LTPAC Facilities Catch Up to the Technology Curve?

August 14, 2014 | While other systems in the health care ecosystem are coming together to exchange data, long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) organizations have generally been absent in HIE adoption/participation. Many LTPAC facilities rely on rudimentary systems and little EHR use – partly due to no financial incentives (for example, Medicaid and Medicare EHR incentive programs). There are growing demands that may switch the stage for LTPACs and technology, including the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement to transmit care summaries during transitions. Will LTPAC Facilities Catch Up to the Technology Curve?: Read more

Categories: Accountable Care, Care Collaboration, Care Transitions, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange Insights, Meaningful Use in Healthcare

Tags: care collaboration, care transitions, LTPAC, health information exchange

11 Tips to Billing Transitional Care Management CPT Codes

July 31, 2014 | Questions still swirl around billing appropriately for transitional care management (TCM) codes 99495 and 99496. The first code covers communication with a patient or caregiver within 2 business days after discharge and involves medical decision-making of at least moderate complexity. Communication can be via phone, email, text or in person and a face-to-face visit must be completed within 14 days of discharge. The latter code involves a face-to-face visit within 7 days of discharge and requires highly complex medical decision-making. Some tips: 11 Tips to Billing Transitional Care Management CPT Codes: Read more

Categories: Care Collaboration, Care Transitions

Tags: care collaboration, care transitions

The Need for Notifications

The Need for Notifications

July 22, 2014 | Do you need notifications? A recent study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show real-time event-based notifications deliver. And the need for timely follow-up, improved care transitions and coordination, and reduced readmissions is just as real – it’s mandated. Your reimbursement and care delivery depend on it. The need for notifications is huge. The Need for Notifications: Read more

Categories: Care Collaboration, Care Transitions, Healthcare Interoperability

Tags: readmissions, transitions of care, discharge, admission, notifications

eHealth Exchange: A Network Experience

July 9, 2014 | Value-based care models and population health cannot be reached without the foundational component of creating a secure network with trusted parties and organizations throughout the health care ecosystem. Healtheway’s eHealth Exchange is a step forward in standardizing query-based exchange and creating a network for trusted secure interchange. eHealth Exchange: A Network Experience: Read more

Categories: Health Information Exchange Insights

Tags: data exchange, eHealth Exchange, Healtheway

Do You Know When Your Patient Gets Admitted?

June 26, 2014 | Why you need notifications Providers are still often in the dark when patients get admitted or discharged. MU Stage 3 proposes requiring providers receive alerts upon significant care events. But it’s not happening in any meaningful way. The fact is – it needs to. In the age of data overload, more data is not a priority in and of itself. Rather, targeted data, actionable data is what your staff want. Notifications upon care events are the type of data that should flow for effective change to be made. Do You Know When Your Patient Gets Admitted?: Read more

Categories: Care Transitions, Healthcare Interoperability, Meaningful Use in Healthcare

Tags: care transitions, notifications

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