Client News Coverage

Overcoming ICD-10 Physician Documentation Challenges: Q&A With Dr. Steve Claypool and Allison Errickson of ProVation Medical

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Steve Claypool, MD, is vice president of clinical development and informatics, and Allison Errickson, CPC-H, is director of coding compliance and content, Clinical Solutions Division, for ProVation Medical.

Becker's ASC Review»

Economy, technology altering healthcare job demand

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, April 14, 2011.

After two decades of critical nurse and physician shortages, an economic climate of high unemployment would seem to be the antidote for the healthcare sector. Yet those same economic forces are preventing hospitals and health centers from hiring enough people to satisfy demand, labor specialists say.

Healthcare Finance News»

Decision Support: A Foundation for Success

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, April 11, 2011.

Clinical decision-support systems can lay the groundwork for better and safer care, but the process requires plenty of heavy lifting prior to implementation

Besides requiring computerized physician order entry (CPOE), meaningful use criteria specify that providers who want to qualify for federal financial incentives implement clinical decision support (CDS) in the form of drug-drug, drug-allergy, and drug-formulary checks as well as five CDS rules relevant to specialty or high clinical priority, including rules for diagnostic test ordering. Providers will also need to demonstrate the ability to track compliance with those rules.

For the Record»

Q&A: The good, bad, and otherwise of ACO regs

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, April 05, 2011.

On April 1, the Department of Health and Human Services released the much-anticipated ACO (accountable care organization) guidelines – to a degree of hype that one health IT executive said “could begin the redefinition of our nation’s healthcare system.” Along with such glowing remarks, however, are a handful of shortcomings that others would like to see addressed.

Government Health IT»

Palmetto Physician Connections Brings Medical Homes To South Carolina Healthy Connections With New Medicaid Managed Care Plan

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, April 05, 2011.

Palmetto Physician Connections, LLC has successfully launched a new Medicaid managed care health plan in South Carolina's Healthy Connections Choices program. Under a contract with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), Palmetto Physician Connections is providing healthcare services through a medical homes network to beneficiaries in 39 counties.

Healthcare Technology Online»

Doctors Administrative Solutions Granted Qualified EHR Vendor Status by Florida REC

Posted in Client News Coverage on Sunday, April 03, 2011.

Doctors Administrative Solutions (DAS) announced on March 22, 2011 that it has been named a qualified electronic health record (EHR) vendor by the Paperfree Florida Collaborative, a regional extension center (REC) established to assist Florida healthcare providers in the selection and meaningful use of health IT systems.

Executive Insight»

New health plan launches medical home model for its SC Medicaid contract

Posted in Client News Coverage on Friday, April 01, 2011.

COLUMBIA, SC – Palmetto Physician Connections, a new government-sponsored health plan, is launching a medical home care model as it looks to build its managed care business with South Carolina’s Healthy Connections Choices Medicaid program.

Healthcare Finance News»

Doctors Administrative Solutions Appoints Jennifer Shimek as COO

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Doctors Administrative Solutions (DAS), Tampa, FL, appointed Jennifer Shimek as chief operating officer (COO) on March 7, 2011. She is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the organization.

Executive Insight»

MedHOK Earns Full NCQA HEDIS Software Certification For 360Measures

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 14, 2011.

Software recognized for its ability to ensure quality improvement and compliance for health plans by organizing data into actionable, sharable information that provides a 360-degree view of the patient

MedHOK has earned National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Software Certification for 360Measures. Full HEDIS 2011 certification was achieved for 360Measures 1.56, which successfully passed all 62 measures included in the program.

Healthcare Technology Online»

MedHOK unveils data processing software

Posted in Client News Coverage on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

MedHOK has released 360Measures 1.56, cloud-based software that has earned National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) certification.

CMIO»

Reaping the Benefits of Electronic Patient Referral

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 07, 2011.

Approximately 22 million people are referred to another doctor by a physician each year, according to data compiled by San Francisco-based electronic health records (EHR) provider Practice Fusion. But only 16% of primary care providers surveyed said they use an electronic process to send patient records for referrals, according to poll by Growth Survey Research Practice Fusion.

Physician's Money Digest»

Reaping the Benefits of Electronic Patient Referral

Posted in Client News Coverage on Monday, March 07, 2011.

Approximately 22 million people are referred to another doctor by a physician each year, according to data compiled by San Francisco-based electronic health records (EHR) provider Practice Fusion. But only 16% of primary care providers surveyed said they use an electronic process to send patient records for referrals, according to poll by Growth Survey Research Practice Fusion.

Physician's Money Digest»

Outsourcing MPI Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Wednesday, March 02, 2011.

Effective master patient index (MPI) management is a critical element of any hospital's data integrity strategy, ensuring that patient information is clean, accurate and duplicate-free when used for any aspect of care or administration. Further, high-quality data enhances care, quality and safety.

Advance for Health Information Professionals»

Outsourcing MPI Management

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

The outsourcing concept is gaining traction as a way to reduce costs, improve data integrity.

Effective master patient index (MPI) management is a critical element of any hospital's data integrity strategy, ensuring that patient information is clean, accurate and duplicate-free when used for any aspect of care or administration. Further, high-quality data enhances care, quality and safety.

Executive Insights»

Value-Based Purchasing, RAC Fuel Drive to Improve Documentation

Posted in Client News Coverage on Thursday, February 03, 2011.

Harnessing clinical data to advance patient care is seen as the ultimate goal

Whether it's the migration to value-based purchasing and pay for performance, increased scrutiny under the federal recovery audit contractor program or simply achieving internal benchmarks, pressure is mounting on hospitals to improve clinical documentation.

Hospitals & Health Networks»