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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.
Forecasts for Health Care Technology One area that is on the front burner of health care is the "push toward truly digitized health care," as found on Forbes. At Advanced Data Systems Corporation (ADS), we are hearing and reading how providers are "feeling the pain" with electronic health record (EHR) integration. We are here to help providers meet the challenges, and learn how to get the advantages an EHR offers.
According to a recently released report from the Center on Addiction, only RI provided comprehensive addiction treatment coverage in the two 2017 ACA plans reviewed. CA, MN and OR offered at least one plan with comprehensive coverage. The remaining 46 states did not offer any comprehensive addiction treatment coverage plans.
There are many aspects of MACRA, and it's important you're familiar with all of them.
According to a report released by the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) on 5/6/19, the contributions of clinical laboratories to the economy and the job market in the United States shows that clinical laboratories support more than 688,000 jobs resulting in $44.75 billion in wages to American workers. More than $9.81 billion in federal taxes are paid by the industry.
With the popularity of telemedicine on the rise, countless healthcare providers find themselves wondering whether or not they, too, should take the plunge towards modernization. Since the American Telemedicine Association's founding in 1993, motivated individuals within the community have been pushing to expand telehealth technology companies and boost patient access to care; now, as many as 90% of healthcare executives have moved to develop or implement telemedicine programs into their organizations.
A Radiology Information System (RIS) is an essential software platform for any radiology practice. RIS complements other critical elements of a healthcare system such as electronic health records (EHR) and the picture archiving and communication system (PACS). RIS stores and organizes a large amount of patient information; radiology professionals should familiarize themselves with the varieties of information that a typical RIS system processes.
Substance abuse treatment centers are finding it’s become a complicated - even dangerous - world of reduced insurance reimbursements resulting in continually increasing patient / client receivables. In some cases, personal responsibility amounts are equaling, or even exceeding, what insurance reimburses.
Advanced AI Creating New Avenues of Healthcare Efficiencies First, there was artificial intelligence (AI) that made machines capable of following mathematical directions to capture and store intelligence. Then came machine learning (ML), which advanced the machine intelligence to use collected data to make predictive solutions. We now have deep learning, a more intelligent subset of ML that is based on the human brain. As found on Medium, "Artificial Intelligence would be the bigger, encapsulating circle that contains Machine and Deep Learning".
One of the greatest challenges in providing excellent patient care is inefficiencies in data processing. This ranges from new patient processing to scheduling, initial consultations, and follow-up appointments to billing for services. The best radiology information system alleviates the day-to-day pressures of inefficient data entry and report generation giving you and your staff the time to do what you do best, take great care of your patients. Keep reading to learn more about what a radiology information system is and how it can improve efficiencies in your radiology practice.
A reliable radiology information system (RIS) offers the electronic means to efficiently manage a radiology practice in all aspects that offer the best in patient care and practice management.
High Deductibles Have Lead to Difficulties Collecting for Services Rendered One of the latest healthcare challenges for many Americans today are the out-of-pocket, healthcare expenses. It is becoming apparent that high-deductible healthcare plans can pose a financial risk to people of low-income and those with chronic illnesses as found on USC News. If patients, especially those with chronic illnesses, are struggling to pay their out-of-pocket deductibles, providers are going to have the hardship to collect for services rendered.