MGMA is "extremely concerned" that Medicare has announced it will not be conducting ICD-10 end-to-end testing with external trading partners, including physician practices, says the group's CEO. >>>
With ICD-10 implementation now less than a year away, hospitals and health systems should be deep into transition planning. NYU Langone Medical Center has hired coders, installed training software, and called on physician leaders. >>>
More stringent privacy regulations now in effect mean hospitals and medical practices can expect random audits, higher fines, and a surge in formal complaints from patients who ask for, but do not receive their medical records in a timely fashion. >>>
High traffic volume contributed to consumer complaints about problems with the federal health insurance exchange and several states operating their own marketplaces reported similar problems on launch day. >>>
Since Medicare released pricing data on hospital charges months ago, the pressure has been on hospitals to be more transparent. A challenge from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has brought forth interactive tools that should help providers and consumers. >>>
Instead of trying to teach senior healthcare executives marketing lingo in order to get them to understand the complexities of social media's ROI, a marketing expert suggests communicating with executives about outcomes rather than process. >>>
MakerNurse is searching nationwide for nurses who are creating new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>
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