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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

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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

New Exchange Model Needed to Drive Value-Based Care

June 12, 2014 | The old-school HIE model is changing face, and it must do it quickly. To make waves in the ACO/population health realm, the traditional HIE structure of bricks and mortar must transform to realize the value-based world. In a recent report, Chilmark Research details the HIE model for today. New Exchange Model Needed to Drive Value-Based Care: Read more

Categories: Accountable Care, Health Information Exchange Insights, Healthcare Interoperability

Tags: population health, hie

VITL Study: Patients See Benefits of HIT

June 4, 2014 | Patient acceptance step forward for data exchange networks We know health data exchange is important to transforming care delivery but what does it mean to your patients? Medicity partner Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) sought to find out. They did, and the results were overwhelmingly in favor of health care IT. The statewide study showed that 93% of the 502 respondents believe HIE improves health care and reduces unnecessary or redundant testing by giving PCPs ready access to lab test results prior to preventive visits. VITL Study: Patients See Benefits of HIT: Read more

Categories: Accountable Care, Care Collaboration, Health Information Exchange Insights, Healthcare Industry News, Medicity Partners

Tags: hie, health information technology, care coordination, data exchange

Medicity Client CHRISTUS Wins with Data Exchange

May 29, 2014 | Amidst the obstacles health care organizations face, there are vital success stories. Long-time client CHRISTUS Health has hit the mark with Medicity technology, connecting to both enterprise and regional organizations for data health exchange to bridge information gaps that compromise care. Medicity Client CHRISTUS Wins with Data Exchange : Read more

Categories: Care Collaboration, Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange Insights, Medicity Partners

Tags: hie, data exchange, ehr integration

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