In Audit
Feb 20th, 2019
I was recently asked by a medical coder if I thought our professional services would soon become obsolete as more and more computer-assisted coding (CAC) applications are developed. I did not have to think about this for very long because CAC increasingly has been brought on line in many specialties over the past 10-15 years. ...
May 20th, 2014
Providers and facilities struggling with adopting meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) technology may get a break. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a proposed rule May 20 that would provide eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals more ...
Feb 3rd, 2014
Physicians are spending an average of one third of a patients’ visits looking at at computer screen, and communication with patients is suffering, Northwestern University researchers maintain. Authors of the study, published in the journal Medical Informatics, said that when physicians spend too much time looking at the computer screen in the exam room, non-verbal ...