Seeking New Benefits within an EHR
It is known that screening for colon polyps with colonoscopy can decrease the rate of colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. And yet, many people are never appropriately screened. This [...]
Overcoding vs. Proper Coding
During a speech at last weeks Federation of American hospitals conference, acting CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner discussed the CMS concern about the practice of upcoding, in which providers consistently code at a higher level of service than justified [...]
Thoughts on the Cost of EHR Implementation
There are many healthcare-changing initiatives being talked up these days. These include promotion of technology through HITECH and changing the way medical doctors code for problems through ICD-10. In selling these efforts to hospitals and providers, the people [...]
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