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… Read More
August 14, 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… Read More
July 31, 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,… Read More
June 26, 2014

There’s not much literature yet on the effects of today’s healthcare models or technology. One area that’s getting some banter, and has recently shown real merit, is event notifications. We know admissions, discharges and transfers are critical periods to manage. We know readmissions cost facilities and patients alike, both monetarily… Read More
March 26, 2014
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