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09 October
2018
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Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system – How it improves efficiency of a Healthcare delivery system

Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) is an application that allows healthcare providers to directly enter medical orders electronically. CPOE systems can allow electronic entry of medication, laboratory, admission, radiology, referral, and procedure orders.   Developing and implementing CPOE is multidisciplinary effort and involves IT, clinical, business and informatics expertise with the following goals in mind:

04 October
2018
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How Blockchain Can Improve Healthcare Technology

As per one definition, “Blockchain technology uses secure, encrypted authentication mechanisms to validate information from primary sources and include it in a distributed ledger, ensuring a shared source of truth for validating healthcare provider information.” Blockchain is rapidly impacting healthcare. There are several aspects of healthcare technology that can benefit from blockchain and become more streamlined, efficient, and optimized.   Here’

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17 September
2018
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Why are So Many Medical Claims Denied?

Medical billing claim denials can significantly slow down cash flow. That is why it’s extremely important to identify the causes of denied claims and prevent them in the future before they occur. Denials can be hard and soft. Hard denials cannot be corrected; they have to be written-off. Soft denials can be corrected and the claim resubmitted. Here are the most common errors that can result in a denial of your medical billing claims.

Incomplete or Incor

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17 September
2018
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How Billing Audits can help you recover Lost Revenue?

Healthcare billing involves a large number of people and processes as well as a high level of expertise to make it work well. Not all healthcare providers have the resources to do it efficiently. Healthcare billing audits can help you understand where you are going wrong and losing money. Billing audits often show the following.

  • Missing commitment to follow processes
  • Lack of results focus
  • Lack of organization
  • No ge

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23 August
2018
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3 Highly Effective Tips for Underpayment Recovery

Healthcare practices and organizations lose billions of dollars in lost revenue each year in the form of unpaid and underpaid medical claims. You do not get paid for around 5 out of every 100 patients you provide services to. As the amounts add up, it delivers a heavy blow to the financial health of your practice.   Increasing patient responsibilities and the difficulty in collecting payments are becoming a troubling issue for healthcare providers. It is

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22 August
2018
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Is it Risky to have Credit Balances in Medical Billing?

In a medical practice, credit balances occur when improper payments or adjustments are made that exceed the related posted charges. Physicians and practices often face this problem due to the complexity of billing and payment processes.   Credit balances are not really an asset for a practice since they belong to the patient or the state. In fact, they expose the practice to several business and financial risks. This is why credit balances should be addre

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01 August
2018
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MIPS considerations for Radiology practice

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is part of Quality Payment program, which implements provisions of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).   For radiologists, participating in the first performance year evolves three options – test, partial, and full.   MIPS will begin to take effect for Medicare physician reimbursement in 2019 but those payment adjustments will be determined by performance reported for

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31 July
2018
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Imaging suite workflow optimization with AI

An imaging suite/department has many moving parts. There are several steps involved:

  • patient scheduling
  • protocol selection and patient preparation
  • tracer/agent administration
  • image acquisition & processing
  • RIS/PACS
  • image interpretation & reporting
  • radiologist performance analytics
  Let’s review these to see how AI can play a role therein.  

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31 July
2018
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Clinical Context & Synopsis Generation from EHR

Clinical workload is increasing. Clinicians are seeing more patients and radiologists are having to read more scans in a day. Also, as the electronic health record system gets more sophisticated and detailed, we have access to unprecedented amounts of data. This is a scenario where doctors have more patients to see, more data to consume and better results to aim for. It’s a challenge and an opportunity.   EHR’s are getting smarter. They are no longer

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25 July
2018
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Medical errors – how AI can help reduce them

There is a wide range of errors that take can take place in both the clinical and the nonclinical realms of healthcare. There have been a lot of interest in applying Artificial intelligence in these areas to see if it can be leveraged to reduce medical errors. Let’s review these potential opportunities:   Patient identification errors: This is because of real concern. Every day, hospitals, pharmacies and offices face discrepancies in

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