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The latest in all things RCM, Electronic Health Records, Radiology Information Systems, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Value-Based Care, & Healthcare IT.
The Electronic Medical Record The electronic medical record (EMR) has been evolving from the early days before the technology revolution took off after the turn of the century. The federal mandate that took effect on January 1, 2014, required the medical world to begin using electronic medical records for "meaningful use" as outlined by the mandate.
Radiology Information Systems Facilitate Better Patient Care Radiology Information Systems (RIS) have and are making a positive impact on delivering better patient care as found on Grand View Research (GVR). Practices and institutions have realized that "RIS implementation facilitates increased work efficiency, better patient coordination, reduction in medical errors, improved diagnosis, and streamline administrative functions."
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
The Value-Based Care Methodology The value-based care methodology is getting more and more attention across the healthcare and insurance industries. A methodology that is still being perfected to deliver quality, not quantity, care that will reward or penalize healthcare providers for patient or client outcomes. The ultimate goal is to keep the population healthier and help drive down the cost of insurance.
If you work in radiology or in another healthcare field, you probably hear a lot of "shop talk" or medical lingo that can seem like a foreign language to people outside the medical community. Two medical jargon familiar to most radiologists and physicians are PACS and RIS. Here's how PACS is related to radiology and how a PACS and a RIS (Radiology Information System) can work together for the benefit of radiologists, practitioners, hospitals and their patients.
Reimbursements and Impatient Receivables Not a typo. With insurance reimbursements decreasing, providers are becoming impatient about ever-increasing patient responsibility amounts after insurance. Two things are needed: a way to ensure maximizing insurance reimbursements without over-coding, and an ability to accurately determine - in advance - what the patient will owe.
Beginning with the x-ray, Radiology has become a vital part of diagnosis. Radiology is the science and technology of using forms of radiation or energy for which the body is partly transparent to image the organs inside. The contents of the body are shown by shadows on recording media. Although ultrasound is not a form of radiation, the category of radiology also includes the use of ultrasound or focused high-frequency sound which images internal organs using echoes that are traced precisely enough to form an interpretative image. Modern radiology also makes use of the magnetic properties of the body's own molecules to generate magnetic resonance images (MRIs), but this is a very recent development.
Behavioral health is particularly topical, as the mind-body connection continues to be unraveled in new and fascinating ways. Here are 5 trends you will see at the forefront of behavioral health this year.
The Basics of the Radiology Information System Every Radiology Information System (RIS) gives a radiology department the means to track their patients' workflow. Every RIS should include the basic features to increase the efficiency of patient flow.
What Is a Radiology Information System (RIS)? Radiology information systems (also referred to as RIS) are networked software systems designed to manage medical imagery and the associated data that comes along with it. There are several basic functions that comprise an RIS.
Medical Billing: Claim Submission and Follow Up "Medical billing is the process of submitting and following up on claims with health insurance companies in order to receive payment for services rendered," as stated on HBMA. Without submitting clean claims on a timely basis, it doesn't matter how many patients you see or how many services you render.