In Audit
Jul 1st, 2014
By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Staff Writer Jun 30, 2014 This KHN story also ran in . Reprinted by permission of Kaiser Health News  www.kaiserhealthnews.org SALT LAKE CITY – When a car rolls off an assembly line, the automaker knows exactly what parts, labor and facilities cost.  Not so in health care, and now ...
Sep 20th, 2012
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Five-year comparison indicates consistent progress in this healthcare sector. By David Blackmer, BA, and Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC Download the PDF of this article Snapshots are instant slices of our lives. Compare them from year to year while placing them side by side and our lives become stories. Every year, Coding Edge presents AAPC’s ...
Sep 1st, 2012
By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a voluntary program that pays eligible professionals (EPs) (including Medicare physicians and select providers and therapists) who provide services to Medicare beneficiaries and report on approved quality measures. For 2012, the incentive equals 0.5 percent of the EP’s total estimated Medicare Physician Fee ...
Sep 1st, 2011
  You are in a position to safeguard accurate medical data capture within electronic exchanges. By Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC Health care organizations are encouraged by the U.S. government to accelerate their adoption of health information technology (HIT), including electronic health records (EHRs). There is significant evidence that improvements in health care’s quality and ...
In Billing
May 13th, 2011
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced May 5 that it will provide as many as 40 grants totaling $12 million to help rural health care providers achieve meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). These grants will be distributed through the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program. HRSA Offers Grants to ...