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5 Technological Advancements Changing Healthcare This Year

5 Technological Advancements Changing Healthcare This Year

Communication and technology are constantly moving forward in the healthcare field. Innovation has been fueled by global collaboration giving us more advancements every day. Our lives are constantly being made better with scientists striving to improve our quality of life. Here are five recent achievements that will have you believing the future is now. Building …

IBM Wants to Change the Face of the Healthcare Industry

IBM Wants to Change the Face of the Healthcare Industry

Innovation and reinvention within the healthcare industry has seen more advancements in the last 100 years than the previous 2 millennia combined. Yet, the medical profession is always struggling to more efficiently diagnose and fight disease. IBM took a massive step in spearheading industry reinvention this year with their high-profile acquisitions and medical-related partnerships.   …

Common Reasons for Insurance Claim Denials

Common Reasons for Insurance Claim Denials

Insurance claim denials can be very inconvenient for patients and can affect a practice’s ability to receive payment for services rendered. Preventing insurance claim denials before they ever occur can help your practice to more efficiently receive moneys earned and to keep a better relationship with patients. Patients will be more likely to stay loyal …

Benefits of E-Prescribing

Benefits of E-Prescribing

Electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, is quickly becoming the main way in which physicians communicate with pharmacies regarding prescriptions. In 2010, the DEA introduced a rule called the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Rule, giving physicians the option to submit prescriptions electronically without legal barriers. With improvements in technology and networks, this method for prescribing is …

ICD-10 and Medical Billing

ICD-10 and Medical Billing

October 1, 2015 was the deadline for all medical facilities to officially switch medical coding and billing to the ICD-10 format. ICD-9 coding had been used since the 1970s, with periodic updates and expansions to the coding used. In 1999, ICD-10 was published and many developed nations of the world began to adopt the format. …

What to Expect in Healthcare in 2016

What to Expect in Healthcare in 2016

2015 was a big year in medicine, with many technological advances and even a few big breakthroughs. The pace is certainly not slowing down when it comes to advancing technology and bringing healthcare into the digital age, so 2016 should see the advancements of 2015 go even further. There may also be other changes to …

U.S. Supreme Court Rules To Rescue Healthcare Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules To Rescue Healthcare Law

In the recent slew of United States Supreme Court cases, a decision was upheld involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Better known as “Obamacare,” the Supreme Court ruled on the wording and phrasing of the ACA. This case was a matter of a state’s obligation versus the federal government’s obligation. Due to funding issues and …

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Medical Billing

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Medical Billing

Medical billing is the process of filling out and submitting necessary forms in order to claim funds owed by insurance companies for services provided to patients. Medical billing is extremely important for all types of medical practices, but may be the single most mundane task performed in the office. For many medical offices, outsourcing can …

The Growing Age of Cloud-Based EMR Software

The Growing Age of Cloud-Based EMR Software

Companies are increasingly using technology to change the landscape of the healthcare industry. Physicians and other healthcare providers have recently begun to adopt new technologies en masse to increase their efficacy in treating patients and improve the quality of care. A company in Australia has created a new electronic medical records (EMR) software platform known …

EMR and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

EMR and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

In an in age of increasingly complex technology, the doctor-patient relationship has evolved in certain ways. Electronic health records (EHRs) also known as electronic medical records (EMRs) have become instrumental by increasing efficiency through saving doctors time while increasing the quality of care that each patient receives. Not only do EMRs streamline the management and …