August 8, 2017 | Carmen Deguzman Sessoms, FHFMA, AVP, Product Management, Change Healthcare
Provider claims management can no longer exist as a silo. With the rapid transformation from fee-for-service to value-based models, denial rates remain high despite advances in technology and automation.
For providers to be effective, the revenue cycle...
A new study in Health Affairs looks at the extent to which meaningful use incentives actually spurred EHR adoption—and what the implications are for federally driven incentives for change going forward
EHR adoption rates in hospitals increased by an average of 3.2 percent annually in the period before implementation of meaningful use incentives. But in the period after MU, the average annual increase was 14.2 percent.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General is sending a cautionary note to electronic health record (EHR) software vendors that it takes the EHR certification process “very seriously” and will investigate any alleged misconduct.
Last week, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) technology by behavioral health providers.
In a payment rule released last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed that reporting requirements for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program would not change, with the last stage of the federal program on track to commence on Jan. 1...
In the wake of the recent eClinicalWorks $155 settlement, most healthcare professionals said they are extremely unlikely to consider partnering with the vendor in the future, and some, more broadly, are losing confidence in other EHR vendors.
While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about EHRs, the co-author of a new medical study about hospital-based physicians’ perceptions of EHRs says the study findings illustrate that EHR usability should be addressed as a quality of care issue.
During a briefing with members of the industry press today, top officials at ONC discussed the core priorities of the agency, signaling a change in focus for the health IT branch of the federal government.
While it’s no secret that physicians have complaints about electronic health records (EHRs) and the impact on patient interactions, one survey has found that hospital-based physicians and office-based physicians have slightly different concerns about how...