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Should NPIs be a Public or Private Enterprise?

Should NPIs be a Public or Private Enterprise?

Recently, we looked at the conflicted history behind National Patient Identifiers (NPIs), from its proposition through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, to its subsequent ban in the following years of its proposal. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department was banned from working on NPIs due to concerns over privacy. The …continue reading

Facilitating Healthcare Innovation with IntegrityPays and Upstate Concierge Medicine

Facilitating Healthcare Innovation with IntegrityPays and Upstate Concierge Medicine

The landscape of healthcare is changing. We are living in a time of vast movement, where innovation in healthcare technology is changing the way we approach medicine. Telemedicine is one such innovation, a digital patient management scheme revolutionizing the doctor-to-patient interaction. Telemedicine creates a system where patients are able to seek consultation from the comfort of …continue reading

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PrognoCIS Best Practices for ICD-10 Implementation

PrognoCIS Best Practices for ICD-10 Implementation

Good news for providers struggling with ICD-10: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not apply 2017 or 2018 payment adjustments to any eligible professional or group practice that fails to satisfactorily report certain quality data to the Physician Quality Reporting System, because of the impact of the ICD-10 update. “CMS has examined impact …continue reading

The 21st Century Cures Act Uplifting Telehealth

The 21st Century Cures Act Uplifting Telehealth

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act into law, to “expedite the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments and cures and maintain America’s global status as the leader in biomedical innovation”, according to the government fact sheet. The law’s 5 broad goals have seen the most press, funding to the fight …continue reading

Three Strategies to Promote Sucessful Patient Account Resolution

Three Strategies to Promote Sucessful Patient Account Resolution

In this time of high copays and high deductibles, patients are shouldering a greater portion of healthcare. When patients cannot pay medical bills, clinics must resort to collection agencies to scrounge up what little money they can. Practices that focus on the patient can minimize encounters with collection agencies, and increase potential revenue. Our friends …continue reading

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Big Data in Healthcare, Opportunities and Challenges

Big Data in Healthcare, Opportunities and Challenges

Big Data has huge applications in healthcare, and we’re only scratching the surface on the possibilities of how it can revolutionize patient treatment. “Big Data” is one of the big buzzwords floating around tech today. Buzzwords by nature come with many definitions, and to grasp the concept we must understand the term itself. Big Data …continue reading