Could This Be The Beginning of a Groundswell Movement Against EHR Adoption?

As the healthcare industry marches towards Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, there is a large population of physicians that have not yet accepted the requirements put forth by CMS in the EHR Incentive Programs. Dr. Daniel F. Craviotto Jr., an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Barbara, California, took to the Wall Street Journal earlier this week to […]

Do You Need a Scribe?

Over the past several decades, new and interesting healthcare roles have been created to reflect the changing complexities of our health care system. We have seen the proliferation of hospitalists, surgicalists and laborists (in-hospital obstetrical specialists) on the physician side, and patient navigators, physician extenders and patient ombudsmen in the non-physician side. Now, there is […]

Scribes Actually Saving Hospitals Money!

Scribes are growing assets to the hospitals. Yes, some hospitals have the added the expense of Scribes, but it frees up the physicians’ time from clerical work which thus increases their productivity. The physician’s increase of productivity then brings in more money for the hospitals. Check out this article and share your thoughts! – See […]

American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group Launches ICD-10 Inpatient Certified Coding Specialist (CCA/CCS) Online Training Program

With the U.S. healthcare systems implementation of ICD-10 less than a year away the time is now to begin training for a rewarding, stable career in healthcare. Shrewsbury, MA (PRWEB) January 6, 2014 – Whether you are in the process of choosing your first profession or are looking to change career paths, you should consider […]

Medical Billing and Coding Professions, Which one is best for you?

By: Karen Mooney, MBA, BS, CPC, CPC-I, CMSCS, CHI There is a large misconception from those that are just entering into the medical administration field.  Many people believe that billers and coders are one in the same.  In reality, there is a big difference on the focus between these two categories.  A medical biller is […]

It Doesn’t Take a Harvard MBA to See The Value Of Today’s Medical Scribes

In a recent article by Patricia Kirk, published on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 by the enews/management briefing service Dark Daily, the article makes reference to a claim made by EHR vendors who “contend that the need for medical scribes is temporary because eventually EHR use will evolve in ways that will make scribes obsolete.” I […]

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program

With the government shut down, The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program, was also at a standstill. Since the government shut down is now over, you can begin to apply for your benefits again. It make take several days for MyCAA to receive full funding again but hang in there and keep checking the MyCAA website […]

Does Turmoil at the Top of the Medical Transcription Industry Signal a Decrease in Patient Care on the Front Lines?

The recent news coming out of the largest providers of medical transcription services to U.S. hospitals paints a clear picture of the turmoil going on behind the scenes at these organizations. M*Modal Shakes Up Leadership, Names New CEO Moody’s Downgrades M*Modal; Outlook Negative Carl Icahn Increases Nuance Stake, May Seek Board Seat But what does […]

Windows XP End of Life and HITECH/HIPAA Compliance

Windows XP was released August 24, 2001 (yeah a long, long time ago) and has been widely adopted by both home users and corporate users alike. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will discontinue support and not release any security patches for Windows XP, which will effectively make it non-compliant with HIPAA / HITECH. After April 8, 2014, users […]