Outsourcing much of their ancillary work is usually the best way for a healthcare facility to concentrate on their primary concern – their patients. Nowhere is this fact more obvious than when it comes to outsourcing your medical coding. This tedious but necessary process must be accomplished in an efficient, accurate and timely manner or else you, your company and, most importantly, your patients will not be properly served. Continue reading
Not so long ago, before the health information exchange, sitting in a waiting room at a doctors’ office there would be patients nervously clutching huge files of paperwork ready to show the doctor. This was their life in terms of health care and it was up to the doctor to decipher the seemingly endless array of medications taken or surgeries performed. Continue reading
Following EHR privacy and security electronic health records regulations or HIPAA compliance can be a daunting task for medical organizations, hospitals, clinics or even for private practices.
Electronic health records security issues can pose problems for data security, patient safety and for regulatory compliance. There is a wide range of security issues that healthcare IT departments, hospitals, urgent care facilities, coders, auditors, management and other personnel face on a daily basis. Continue reading
A valuable part of your health records management is your medical coding process. This is the backbone of your healthcare business. It is after all how you get your billing done. Although medical coding specialists and health information technicians do not provide direct patient care, they work regularly with physicians and nurses to clarify diagnoses or to get additional information to make sure that records are complete and accurate. Continue reading
More and more medical coding companies are equipping themselves with coders and technicians that are trained and certified in electronic health records so they can meet the growing demand for such medical coding services. Is your health care facility ready to meet the new challenges you will face with EHR and medical coding? Continue reading
With an aging population, specifically “baby boomers,” changes in industry coding standards, the move to national Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) standards, and the need for many healthcare facilities, urgent care centers, hospitals, clinics and even private practices to “outsource” medical records coding and insurance billing, may be the way you more efficiently manage your health information systems. Continue reading