This section includes coverage on the many facets of the revenue cycle food chain for hospitals and physician group practices. Topics span insurance eligibility, charge capture, claims coding, claims submissions, claims clearinghouses, and back-end follow-up with insurance companies to rectify claims denials and resubmission requests.
An audit from the General Accounting Office concludes that the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are not making a lot of progress on their latest plan to modernize electronic health records systems, including provisions for interoperability.
Increased data sharing and greater interoperability of electronic health records are needed to modernize and improve Americas clinical trial process, according to witnesses who testified at a July 9 congressional hearing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs VistA clinical information system will undergo a major update during the next three years under a $162 million contract awarded to ASM Research, a unit of Accenture Federal Services.
Intermountain Healthcare has devoted an enormous amount of resources for ground-up development of decision support algorithms. But its not enough, not nearly enough, according to Stan Huff. M.D., the health systems chief medical informatics officer.
IEEE, a professional association for engineers in multiple industries, has developed five new plug-and-play standards for interoperability between medical devices, personal health devices and smartphones/personal computers.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Thursday released a paper outlining its 10-year vision for achieving a nationwide interoperable health IT infrastructure.
The pace is picking up, but experts say technology and thoughtful enterprise strategies are lagging behind.
A presidential advisory group of leading scientists and engineers has recommended to the White House greater use of systems-engineering principles to transform the U.S. healthcare system.
HDM picks the brain of an industry leader in forward-thinking: Eric Topol, M.D., chief academic officer at Scripps Health Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute, San Diego.
Using the Utah Population Database (UPDB) has helped University of Utah researcher Barbara Wirostko, M.D., to study the effects of genetics on the likelihood of being diagnosed with glaucoma.
Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers, and Miami Childrens Hospital (MCH) have formed a new clinical affiliation aimed at optimizing care for severely sick or injured children in Southwest Florida.
The Department of Defense is getting help from industry in scoping out the minimum infrastructure specifications required to support deployment of an enterprise-wide electronic health record system.
Three years ago, Cleveland Clinic integrated radiology images into its Epic enterprise electronic health records system. During the past 18 months the organization has integrated many other types of images into the EHR as well. Though the task is still a work in progress, there are many lessons learned.
I got a letter from my health insurer last week. It looked like junk to me at first, but my wife opened it up and left it at my place on the dining room table, so I eventually got around to reading it.
The HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HSXSEPA), the health information exchange for the five-county area surrounding Philadelphia, wasn't one of the first HIEs out of the blocks, but Executive Director Martin Lupinetti believes the organization, which tested its first live exchange of a CCD document in December 2013, is on solid ground.