Important Articles
Return on Investment in EHRs
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 16:48 |


Meaningful Use Is Only the Beginning: Efficiency and More-Appropriate

Coding Bring Savings and Increase Revenues

Today, the hope of receiving “Meaningful Use”

rewards is motivating some physicians to begin

using electronic health records sooner rather

than later. But the government incentives will not

cover all of their EHR-related costs, and there are

many other reasons to get an EHR now.

Properly implemented, an EHR...

HHS Announces ICD-10 Delay
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 15:55 |


WASHINGTON -- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a 1-year delay in its deadline for implementing the new ICD-10 diagnosis coding system.

In a fact sheet announcing a proposed rule that sets a deadline of Oct. 1, 2014 to comply with the ICD-10 system, HHS noted that "some provider groups have expressed serious concerns about their ability to meet the October 1, 2013 compliance...

Patient Moments of Truth and Your Practice: Appointment Setting
Mon, 04/02/2012 - 15:20 |


Patients’ perceptions of your practice are influenced by key interactions they have with your office. These “moments of truth” are points in time where patients definitively assess your will and skill to serve their medical needs. The startling part is that some of these moments of truth have little to do with clinical efficacy, but have everything to do with how they feel about your practice.


Because patients can choose to go other places with their health...