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Healthcare Data Blog posts

February 11, 2021
by Simon Hughes

Are You Properly Billing and Coding COVID-19 Vaccinations At Your Hospital?

Now that we have approved and recommended COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), it’s time to execute the correct medical billing and coding strategy to sustain the country’s vaccination efforts properly. These medical codes were nonexistent a year ago. Still, since we face a global pandemic, healthcare practitioners must quickly adapt to these new guidelines to […]

January 29, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Why physicians are concerned about public access to medicare payment data

January 28, 2020
by Simon Hughes

Eligibility and verification

When the patient arrives the day of the appointment, the first thing your staff should be verifying is the patient’s insurance. Sometimes you find that insurance has changed in just the short period between scheduling and appointment day. Another reason for insurance verification is to prevent or detect insurance fraud/identity theft. According to The Institute […]

January 8, 2020
by Simon Hughes

6 New rules of practicing medicine

December 11, 2019
by Simon Hughes

EHR can boost collection results

The use of EHR systems for the healthcare industry is pivotal and one of the biggest investments for a practice to have. The article below discusses how EHR systems can boost collection results by easing the process of the revenue cycle. More modern EHR systems have the ability to handle most aspects of the front […]

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Health of the healthcare system video

A new animated video on the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides an engaging “check-up” of the nation’s health system, addressing questions of whether it’s getting better or worse and how it compares to other countries.

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

As providers wrap their arms around data exchange, patient engagement tools are the next hurdle

Healthcare providers are getting better at collecting, exchanging and managing data, but the adoption of patient engagement tools is still lagging, according to a new survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

CMS proposes interoperability rules to increase EHR access

CMS released proposed rules that require many types of insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020.

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

CMS will cancel major bundled payment initiatives

CMS has proposed canceling the cardiac and expanded joint replacement bundled payment models.

October 3, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Healthcare price transparency tools seldom used, study finds; more reminders, marketing needed

Price transparency tools have been gaining in popularity among providers, the idea being that they can reduce medical spending by allowing consumers access to pricing data — which in turn lets them shop around for less expensive services. A new study published in Sage Journals, however, found that few consumers actually use these tools.