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The electronic health record enables health care providers to effectively manage patient care through the use and sharing of patient records. Is your office properly trained and equipped to be meaningful users of EHRs?

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5 Things New Medicare Providers Need to Know

Saturday April 12, 2014
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There is so much to learn about being a Medicare provider. There is no exact method to the madness of Medicare. Some Medicare providers take years to get it right and then have processes change.

It seems almost impossible but for many providers Medicare payments make up the majority of the revenue they receive. For this reason, it is worth learning as much as possible about Medicare. Learn More

Another aspect of Medicare that is important to providers is coding. Read these important coding topics:

ICD-10 Delayed... Again

Friday April 4, 2014
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It appears that the implementation of ICD-10 will be delayed for the second time.  The original implementation date was scheduled for October 1, 2013 but was pushed back to October 1, 2014.  Now there is talk that it will be pushed back again another year to October 1, 2015.

If you didn't know the reason for the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10, it is simply this - it is out of room. Apparently, the ICD-9 code set is unable to expand for additional disease classification or newly identified diseases. ICD-10 will include a larger mix of numbers an letters to increase the number of diagnosis codes available.

As the health care industry implements this new system, it is clear that lots of changes will take place. The first being the implementation of HIPAA 5010 beginning January 1, 2012 that will replace version 4010 in order to accommodate the increase in size and complexity of the ICD-10 codes.

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National Autism Awareness Month

Friday April 4, 2014
National Autism Awareness Month In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s.

The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

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National Minority Health Month

Friday April 4, 2014
National Minority Health Month During April, we mark National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities.

This year's theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities.

It is a call to action, a charge for all of us to unite towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities.

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