6 Ways to Take Advantage of the Delay in ICD-10 Compliance

6 Ways to Take Advantage of the Delay in ICD-10 Compliance

William McElmurry, Senior Vice President at SoftServ Inc. shares six ways you can utilize the one year delay in ICD-10 compliance to your advantage. Those who invested early on in ICD-10 implementation may feel a level of frustration with recently signed legislation delaying ICD-10 compliance one year to October 1, 2015, but it may be a blessing in disguise. All organizations required to implement ICD-10 can take advantage of the delay, viewing it as an opportunity to re-assess their
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Cigna Reaches 100 ACO Goal, Signs 11 Agreements in 7 States

Cigna Reaches 100 ACO Goal

Cigna has announced it has successfully reached its 100 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) goal established in 2012. Effective Jul 1, Cigna entered into 11 arrangements in seven states, thus taking its ACO arrangements to 100. Cigna will serve one million customers through these ACOs. The new agreements have been entered with Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) in Connecticut, Harbin Clinic and Physician Performance Network of Georgia/Tenet in Georgia, Presence Health Partners in Illinois,
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Report: 50% of Providers Reported Seeing Patients Under the ACA

Patients Under ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has changed the healthcare landscape entirely, with an influx of newly-insured patients entering the healthcare system—in some cases for the very first time. Earlier this year, more than 1000 individuals on Practice Fusion’s free, web-based electronic health record (EHR) platform replied to a survey exploring the impact of this reform, mainly on small, independent practices.
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How to Position a Long Term Care Facility for Future Success

How to Position a Long Term Care Facility for Future Success

“The playing field in which long-term care facilities operate is changing. In this environment, organizations need to be more strategic. Survival is not enough. They must position themselves for success,” advises Fran Kirley, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nexion Health Management. Kirley gives an overview of how long-term and post acute care companies could modify their game plan to be successful.
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Why Did the U.S. Rank Last in the World’s Best Healthcare System Report?

World's Best Healthcare System Report

The Commonwealth Fund just published its fourth Mirror, Mirror on the Wall study comparing the U.S. health care system with other countries, and as in all previous studies, we ranked as the absolutely worst health care system in the developed world, bar none. Yikes. The Commonwealth Fund studied many health care domains, and we didn’t rank in first place for anything. The best we managed to do is place a lackluster third in the subcategory of Effective Care. The United Kingdom, on the other
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Mercy Wins Accountable Care Project of the Year

Mercy Wins Accountable Care Project of the Year

You may think the information your doctor types into your medial record is just that – a record of the care you’ve received. But Mercy has figured out how to use that information to keep you healthier, and now it’s won an award to prove it. Health Data Management magazine has recognized Mercy as an Analytics All Stars “Top Honor” for Accountable Care Project of the Year. This new award recognizes organizations and individuals that use analytics in innovative ways to improve the health of their
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In-Depth: Rise of the ePatient Movement

Rise of the ePatient Movement

Explore the electronic evolution that is propelling the ePatient movement into the epicenter of healthcare: Regina Holliday, Dave Chase, and Stephen Beck share their insights for a collective perspective of how HIT has both evaded and empowered patients, changing healthcare delivery for good.
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NextGen Healthcare and 3M Partner to Offer ICD-10 Education Program

NextGen Healthcare and 3M Partner to Offer ICD-10 Education Program

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has teamed with 3M Health Information Systems to offer 3M’s robust, web-based ICD-10 Education Program industry wide. The agreement strengthens the arsenal of resources NextGen Healthcare makes available to aid both clients and non-clients as they successfully transition to ICD-10. Designed to help ease the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the 3M ICD-10
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Nuance’s Clintegrity CDI Generates $2.2M Gain in Revenue for Valley Medical Center

Nuance's Clintegrity CDI

Nuance's Clintegrity CDI generates $2.2 million gain in appropriate revenue and enables 11% improvement in Case Mix Index (CMI) for Valley Medical Center.  Nuance Communications, Inc. announced today that Valley Medical Center, part of the University of Washington Medical Center, has achieved higher levels of clinical excellence and gained additional revenue through proper reimbursements thanks to Nuance Clintegrity 360 solutions. Valley Medical has improved the quality of clinical information
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5 ICD-10 Areas that Should Not Be Delayed

5 ICD-10 Areas

As healthcare organizations around the country struggle with the impacts of the latest ICD-10 delay, many are looking for ways to mitigate the financial and productivity impacts. Healthcare organizations can now take advantage of the additional time and refine their ICD-10 plans in such a way that minimizes impacts on productivity and reimbursements to more fully realize cost and quality improvements. Here are five ICD-10 areas that should not be delayed according to Wolters Kluwer Health: 
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