Monthly Archives: December 2014

Patient data breaches expected to increase in 2015

December 31st, 2014|

Electronic medical billing and EHRs are still relatively new and innovative concepts in the health care field, which means that medical officials need to take extra steps to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other measures for patient protection.

The ICD-10 testing results are in

December 30th, 2014|

As many practices already know, the ICD-10 implementation date has been pushed back from its original October 2014 timeline to Oct. 1, 2015.

Major 2014 news stories that shaped health IT

December 30th, 2014|

Ask any U.S. doctor from coast to coast, and he or she will tell you that 2014 was a big year for health IT.

What should be the focus of your 2015 medical practice budget?

December 23rd, 2014|

Although the holidays are upon us, now is the time to start thinking about your 2015 budget and outlining what kinds of expenses you should prepare for.

More than 250,000 physicians face meaningful use penalties next year

December 22nd, 2014|

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' meaningful use program, which is designed to provide incentive payments to practices, hospitals and critical access hospitals that have demonstrated EHR implementation, will be issuing penalties to a large number of physicians.

Physician survey: ICD-10 and transparency will be biggest 2015 issues

December 22nd, 2014|

Almost all doctors have experienced sweeping changes to the health care system over the past year, especially with widespread insurance reform efforts like the Affordable Care Act.

Why HIPAA breach protection should be on your radar

December 19th, 2014|

With 2014 coming to a close, almost everyone has New Year's resolutions on their minds, and an excellent one to consider for your practice would be to increase the adequacy of your protections when it comes to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Obamacare enrollment surge hits nearly 2.5 million

December 17th, 2014|

More Americans are gaining access to health insurance coverage, as the most recent open enrollment period on Healthcare.gov is slowly coming to a close at the end of 2014.

Survey: Physician compensation increases lower in 2014

December 12th, 2014|

A recent survey conducted by physician data leader Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc., revealed several key trends for doctor compensation over the course of the past year.

ONC outlines new strategic plan for EHRs

December 9th, 2014|

Health IT has made great strides over the years, and a lot of this progress is directly tied to government incentive programs.