MOST OF THE POPULATION may proceed beyond October 1 completely unaware of major changes in the coding system used for medical billing purposes.
IN THIS EDITION of Central Florida Doctor magazine, you’ll read about the risks versus benefits of telemedicine. The term “telemedicine” seems to some like it’s a relatively new concept, but in reality, various telemedicine services have been in existence for decades. The difference between telemedicine now and telemedicine 15 years ago is what has industry
WITH THE INCREASED use of technology comes increased risk of cyberattacks. Anything transmitted or stored electronically is at risk of being stolen by a hacker.
OVER THE LAST YEAR, we’ve held seminars and published several articles in Central Florida Doctor relating to the upcoming ICD-10 conversion. With the deadline approaching this October, this special Technology Edition of Central Florida Doctor focuses on some specific considerations for your practice that you should deliberate over (if you haven’t already). For some of
| Considering the coding complications with non-HIPAA-regulated entities | THE GO-LIVE DATE for the ICD-10 conversion is fast approaching, and all HIPAA-covered healthcare entities should be working hard to be ready to go on October 1, 2015. The financial ramifications of the conversion are many, both in preparing for the conversion and once it has
Here are some of the key aspects to watch in in the coming year:
Have you gotten your clinicians buy-in for documentation? Now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed the go-live date for ICD-10— October 1, 2015— providers must focus on making their ICD-10 readiness a top priority. The growing and dominant interest continues to be Clinical Documentation.
Q&A with Judy Monestime, expert on the what, when, where, and how of the new medical coding/billing system For some in the medical field, the delay to the ICD-10 conversion is a welcome deferment, allowing some much-needed extra time for training as well as trial and error of the new medical coding and billing system.
If you are a medical professional in the industry today, then you’re here at a time when change is more familiar than constancy. With residents having new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, ongoing local hospital and clinic mergers, as well as continued preparations for the ICD-10 medical coding / billing conversion (which has
On February 27, we held a very informative seminar for our members and local industry professionals. Over dinner at Grasslands Country Club, attendees were able to here from experts on the upcoming ICD-10 conversion. Presenters included Mary Ellen Schmitt, IT/computer coordinator at Polk State College; Judy Monestime, MBA, CDIP, CPC~AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and vice