CMS and AHIP Move to Improve Healthcare Quality Measures

Posted in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), HIPAA, Medical Coding, Medical Coding BPO, Offshore Medical Coding, Outsource Coding

The Obama administration and health insurers took steps recently to standardize and improve the measures that are intended to gauge the quality of healthcare. The CMS and trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) have announced an agreement to adopt a core set of quality measures for the nation’s doctors. Officials say the measures are …

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The Climb to Conquer “Mount ICD-10” Is Going to Get Steeper

Posted in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), HIPAA, Medical Coding BPO, Outsource Coding

The climb to conquer Mount ICD-10 is going to get steeper and more difficult. Be sure you have an experienced guide to help you on this perilous journey. The ICD-10 transition difficulties were lessened by CMS by not dropping all of the thousands of new codes on the healthcare industry at one time. That is …

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There Is NO Substitute for Training & Experience When It Comes to HIPAA Compliance

Posted in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), HIPAA, Medical Coding BPO

By Nitin Thakor, GeBBS President & CEO The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently imposed heavy monetary fines and acceptance of resolution agreements and corrective action plans on two provider organizations following substantial violations of the HIPAA privacy and security rules. About 30 organizations to date have now agreed to such sanctions after OCR …

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Security Breaches Must Not Undermine Healthcare’s Movement toward Electronic Record Keeping

Posted in Data Analytics, Healthcare IT Solutions / EHR, HIPAA

For years, healthcare officials have worried out loud that privacy and security breaches could undermine public support for a federal program to accelerate the shift from paper to electronic health record (EHR) systems. But for just as long, healthcare spending on security has lagged behind security spending in other industries. Recent survey reports from HIMSS peg …

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Healthcare Solutions in India | The Globalization of Healthcare Delivery

Posted in GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, HIPAA, Medical Coding, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)

  Due to technology advances and process virtualization, the healthcare industry now has access to the highest-quality/lowest-cost services anywhere in the world, creating a unique opportunity to transform care delivery in the U.S. and around the world. Healthcare providers can now leverage global supply chains and operating systems for high quality solutions and expert talent …

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Effective Tips on ICD-10 Implementation for Healthcare Providers

Posted in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), HIPAA, ICD-10, Medical Coding

The old adage: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure holds true for the potential increased denials that the new ICD-10 code set will bring when it is finally implemented in October 2014. The conversion to ICD-10 is a HIPAA code set requirement. Providers, including physicians, are HIPAA “covered entities”, which means …

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How to Deal with Today’s Shortage of Certified Medical Coders

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Evaluation and Management (E&M) Requirements, HIPAA, Medical Coding

In the face of today’s uncertain healthcare financial environment brought on by the effects of the American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA Public Law 111-5) and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and the House and Senate’s versions of the Affordable Healthcare Act for America, how can your healthcare organization deal with …

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