HEALTHCARE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

The New Challenges with the ICD-10 Rules

(What’s Going to be Toughest to Learn – External Causes) Remembering some of the changes that will take place as a result of the transition to ICD-10 will come quickly, but documentation requirements are a major issue for clinicians. The greater specificity of... read more

HIPAA Electronic Transaction Standards with ICD-10

(Do You Need to Maintain Both Code Sets in Your Practice – Yes) Even though everyone will be using ICD-10 codes after Oct. 1, 2014 if they want to get paid, clinicians won’t quite be finished with ICD-9. Patient records prior to ICD-10 implementation must be... read more

The 10 Advantages of ICD-10 Over ICD-9

With the transition from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 to ICD-10 set to take effect on Oct. 1, 2014, it’s time to look at the advantages of ICDE-10 compared to the old system. ICD-10 provides 68,000 diagnostic codes and creates a new... read more

Healthcare Insurance and its Effects in the New Economy

Nitin Chhoda discusses the current status of healthcare insurance in the country and how practice management, patients, as well as the insurance companies deal with the situation. Healthcare is a complicated and convoluted process in the U.S. that involves patients,... read more

Healthcare Practice Management: The 4-Prong Approach

To manage a practice, it’s important to adopt a multi-faceted approach that consists of four ‘pillars’. This allows for a more efficient, streamlined and successful practice, according to Nitin Chhoda. Managing a healthcare practice management is a... read more

The Revised CMS-1500 Claim Form

The transition to ICD-10 codes comes with a revised CMS form to facilitate reporting. The National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) approved the use of the revised CMS- 1500 Claim Form in February 2012. The new CMS-1500 form will be printed with 02/12 in the lower right... read more

How to Streamline Patient Intake

Scheduling and patient intake doesn’t have to involve time consuming manual data entry and can be completed automatically with the In Touch EMR™. The software provides practices with automatic functions to save time and streamline the before, during and after... read more