Technology still requires human input to ensure the integrity of automated front-end and back-end processes. Ten years ago, the healthcare industry was pushed into the digital world via the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH); and while some healthcare professionals felt uprooted and/or poorly equipped for this change, others used it ...
In Coding
Mar 4th, 2019
The robot in the next cubicle may become your favorite coworker. If you’ve trained Siri to call you Princess or talk to your Alexa like she’s one of your kids, you’re becoming a friend of artificial intelligence (AI). AI has been around for a few years, even affecting medical coding and billing, but it’ll have ...
In Billing
May 17th, 2018
How much do you charge your patients or their designated third parties for medical records?  Better take a look and check your state laws, the General Accounting Office (GAO) just turned their eagle eyes on how much it costs patients and others to access records. Medical Records Study Thanks to the 21st Century Cures Act, the GAO ...
Electronic health records (EHRs) are supposed to allow for the sharing of health information. If a patient, for example, is found to have an allergy to penicillin at the family doctor’s office, then emergency room and other medical providers should be able to see the allergy in their EHR systems. Unfortunately, EHR systems do not ...
Mar 25th, 2015
Those who work in the healthcare industry know all too well how important it is to protect the health information entrusted to them. That doesn’t make the task any easier. Even large health insurance companies with megabucks to spend on securing their clients’  health information are vulnerable to the attacks of cyber criminals—even Premera Blue Cross. ...