ICD-10 Frequently Asked Questions
Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS)announced that it would not initiate enforcement action until March 31, 2012, with respect to any HIPAA covered entity that is not in compliance with the ASC X12 Version 5010 (Version 5010), NCPDP Telecom D.0 (NCPDP D.0) and NCPDP Medicaid Subrogation 3.0 (NCPDP 3.0) standards.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year 2012.
Physician Using Ingenix CareTracker Becomes One of the First in the U.S. to Demonstrate Meaningful Use of HealthIT
New Meaningful Use Dashboard supported patient care and administrative decision-making to help Dr. Douglas Forman demonstrate Meaningful Use in the first 90 days of 2011.
Cloud-based systems save time, keep it simple, and deliver value, thus addressing the three most significant concerns for physician practices as they transition to EHRs: Are they secure, Do they make economic sense, and Are they flexible enough?
Unprecedented financial incentives exist for today’s physician practices to implement electronic health records (EHR) solutions. Eligibility requirements for physicians to earn these incentives are dependent upon the physician’s use of a “certified” EHR, and demonstration of “meaningful use”. Physician practices should be well on their way to implementing an EHR or determining the EHR that they will use. The physician practices that will thrive in this current environment will be the ones that...
ALN provides complete IT services and offers two proven Practice Management and Electronic Medical Record systems, developed by industry leaders with long-term staying power. Choose the option that's right for your practice: the Centricity® Practice Solution from GE Healthcare or CareTracker® from Ingenix.
ALN's RCM services can be configured to meet the needs of any practice. So whether you want a full outsourcing partner or someone who just handles selected RCM activities, we can do the job. No matter how you choose to use our capabilities, the goals will always be the same: help you get more performance from your revenue cycle so you can control your future.
ALN - helping physician practices control your own destiny. ALN offers Revenue Cycle Management, Information Technology, and Business Services Support.
What is the HITECH Act? What is then main objective of the HITECH Act? What is the potential benefit to physicians? Who qualifies for the HITECH Act? What is the financial impact if I wait? Does the HITECH Act require our practice to purchase a certified EHR? And more...
There are three requirements that must be met to qualify for incentive payments. First, you must be an Eligible Professional. AMA has defined a set of qualification guidelines for both Medicare and Medicaid. Second, you must adopt EHR software that is certified to the 2011 standards set forth by the ONC. And finally, you must demonstrate Meaningful Use.
10 Most Common Revenue Cycle Challenges and Best Practice Solutions click here for PDF version 1. Inadequate practice management systems First,...
Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Records: A Summary of CMS' Proposed 25 Criteria
Deciding to adopt an EMR is one of the most important decisions made by any practice. The transition to an EMR from a paper system can be challenging due to the fact that it will change the way everyone works. Considering the vast changes that have to occur to adopt an EMR, extensive planning must occur for a successful implementation.
Using information to improve the value of your practice can be a great way to create leverage and improve the performance of your practice. Business Intelligence is the result of a complete system that produces meaningful insights by providing the information necessary to make business decisions. Changes made from these insights both improve the performance and value of your practice.
Quick, what's the largest asset on your balance sheet? Almost certainly it's accounts receivable. Many physicians fail to realize that, and many fail to appreciate that aggressive management of accounts receivable is key to any practice's financial success.