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2013 Holiday Savings!

2013 Holiday Savings!

Celebrating 30 years of Excellence with Holiday Savings! Based on the direct purchase of the Practice Management ULTRA system featuring the Appointment, EMR, Billing, and Portal modules. $3000 SAVINGS* NOW ONLY $6995 Retail Price $9995 Purchase includes: Training Technical Support Updates and Upgrades *All savings based on a 5 user license. Contact AMS for other configurations. Offers expire 12/31/2013. SAVINGS… Read more →

Why Awareness Is The First Step To A Successful ICD-10 Move

Why Awareness Is The First Step To A Successful ICD-10 Move

ICD-10 Move – Step 1: Awareness Healthcare organizations and providers have only a finite amount of time left to prepare for the big shift to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2014. Surely, the transition from ICD-9 to… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – Why Awareness Is The First Step To A Successful ICD-10 Move)

Why Doctors Must Discuss Costly Treatment Before Patients Receive Bills

Why Doctors Must Discuss Costly Treatment Before Patients Receive Bills

A $1,000 bill for a $30 Pap smear test. A $55,000 bill for out-of-pocket costs for breast cancer treatments. A patient who loses her home because of astronomical medical expenses. All true accounts of the reality facing patients and all because physicians failed to discuss the costs of test and therapies with patients before they ordered them. Costly Treatments Physicians… Read more →

ICD-10 ACA Survey Shows Concerns For Impact On Daily Tasks

ICD-10 ACA Survey Shows Concerns For Impact On Daily Tasks

ICD-10 ACA Concerns It’s an understatement that ICD-10 ACA will lead to major changes in the healthcare industry. Hundreds of thousands of new codes and millions of newly-insured… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – ICD-10, ACA survey shows concerns for impact on daily tasks)

Start ICD-10 Success With The Data You Already Have Now

Start ICD-10 Success With The Data You Already Have Now

ICD-10 Success There are plenty of unknowns when it comes to the ICD-10 transition and what it takes to have ICD-10 success. Who will be ready? Who won’t get there in time? What will it mean if organizations can’t code… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – Start ICD-10 success with the data you already have now)

 HHS introduces Meaningful Consent For Patient Engagement

HHS introduces Meaningful Consent For Patient Engagement

HHS introduces Meaningful Consent Meaningful use is no longer the only “meaningful” program administered by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). HHS introduces Meaningful Consent site to educate healthcare organizations… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – HHS introduces Meaningful Consent For Patient Engagement)

ICD-10 Arrives Early In New Claims Form

ICD-10 Arrives Early In New Claims Form

ICD-10 Arrives Early The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced on Thursday that Medicare will begin accepting a revised CMS-1500 form (version 02/12) on January 6, 2014. Embedded in this is a requirement for some healthcare IT vendors to start supporting a component of the International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) earlier… Read more →

E-prescribing Continues Growth Among Docs

E-prescribing Continues Growth Among Docs

Today, eight of every 10 doctors in Michigan send patient prescriptions to the pharmacy electronically. The increased adoption of technology in the health care industry furthers the trend of recent years as doctors look to cut down on errors, avoid adverse drug reactions among people taking more than one medication and improve efficiency. The 81 percent of Michigan physicians who… Read more →

HHS, ONC Develop Strategy To Accelerate HIE, Interoperability

HHS, ONC Develop Strategy To Accelerate HIE, Interoperability

Interoperability Health information exchange (HIE) is critical to the success of EHR adoption and meaningful use, says the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), which is trying to drive HIE towards… (continue reading article at EHR Intelligence – HHS, ONC Develop Strategy To Accelerate HIE, Interoperability)

Sensitivity of E-Health Data Not Used In Care A Low Concern For Patients

Sensitivity of E-Health Data Not Used In Care A Low Concern For Patients

E-Health Data Patients whose e-health data is used for secondary purposes aside from their own care aren’t terribly concerned with the sensitivity of such information, but are interested in why the information is used, according to research published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. For the study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the University… Read more →

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