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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Facilities Investing More in Managing the RAC Process

CMS’ (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) permanent recovery audit contractor (RAC) initiative is full-fledged now, having identified around $1.45 billion in improper payments during the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. The process of audit is still going strong with practitioners and facilities becoming increasingly perturbed. RACs managed to collect overpayments amounting to $1.27 … Continue reading Facilities Investing More in Managing the RAC Process

Study on EHR Adoption by Researchers at Harvard Medical School

The study has been published on the Archives of Internal Medicine website. It involved the pre and post assessment of physicians who had malpractice claims filed against them. These physicians had gone on to implement EHR in their practices, which included both surgical and non-surgical specialties. Lead author of the study Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH … Continue reading Study on EHR Adoption by Researchers at Harvard Medical School

Proper Training in Utilizing EHR Vital for Medical Students

EHR adoption in physician offices reached 55% in 2011, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ National Center for Health Statistics survey that was released on July 17. In 2010 it was 50.7%. Eighty-five percent of the physicians were happy with their new systems, with 75% agreeing that the adoption of EHR helped … Continue reading Proper Training in Utilizing EHR Vital for Medical Students

Maintaining Accurate Medical Records – Important Legally and Clinically

Maintaining Accurate Medical Records – Important Legally and Clinically

The patient’s medical records have an important role to play when it comes to obtaining insurance coverage. More importantly, medical records provide information to physicians regarding the care that has been provided to the patient in the past, which also has an impact on the kind of treatment the patient can be given in the … Continue reading Maintaining Accurate Medical Records – Important Legally and Clinically