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Take a Modular Approach to SnoMed–CT and ICD-10 Clinical Coding

Take a Modular Approach to SnoMed–CT and ICD-10 Clinical Coding

In a new blog post, Dr. John Halamka discusses ideas to improve clinical coding documentation in 2013 ahead of ICD-10, which will arrive on October 1, 2014. In order to improve the extraction of data from clinical charts, Halamka suggests doing away with the patchwork approach of multiple transcriptions, typed, dictated, and template information, and progress notes copied and handed… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Kaye Sykes, MD from Bakersfield, CA to the AMS client community. Dr. Kaye Sykes contacted AMS to schedule a web demonstration of the complete AMS system. The doctor and staff were impressed with the AMS system during the presentation and showed interest in a data conversion from their older medical… Read more →

Enabling Patient Access, Understanding Through Patient Portals

Enabling Patient Access, Understanding Through Patient Portals

Patient engagement involves much more than simply giving individuals access to their physicians and medical data. Ideally, it extends to making the patient a significant part of managing their health. As early as 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) are requiring that eligible professionals and hospitals… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of NW Iowa ENT from Spencer, IA to the AMS client community. NW Iowa ENT initially contacted AMS to schedule a web demonstration of the entire AMS system. After sitting through the presentation of each AMS module including electronic medical records, appointment scheduling, and billing/financial management, NW Iowa ENT knew they… Read more →

E–Scribing Usage On The Rise

E–Scribing Usage On The Rise

Nearly half of all U.S. physicians are using e-prescribing features in an electronic health record using the Surescripts network, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. A New York Times article last spring portrayed the move to e-prescribing as slow, but this new report finds big gains even among lagging states, with increases… Read more →

Another Client Joins the AMS Community

American Medical Software is pleased to announce the addition of Centerville Family Care Clinic from Centerville, IA to the AMS client community. Centerville Family Care Clinic contacted AMS interested in our appointment scheduling and billing and financial management systems. They scheduled a web demonstration with our sales representative to experience the systems within a simulated practice setting. All of those… Read more →

4 Ways Physician Involvement Will Improve ICD-10 Implementation

4 Ways Physician Involvement Will Improve ICD-10 Implementation

Here are several ways to improve clinical documentation and limit the burden created by ICD-10 implementation, including getting physicians more involved, according to PhysBizTech. 1. Minimize memorization. A number of codes are increasing exponentially from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Increased anatomic specificity from physicians can help minimize the number of digits coders need to memorize. 2. Avoid medical coder queries. Physicians… Read more →

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