CMS logoCMS has released early findings from its review of the claims that were submitted with ICD-10 codes during their ICD-10 testing week in March 2014.

If any of us still think that patients don't really want access to their health-related data or that "patient engagement" is yet another passing fad in healthcare, there is growing data that the information and access that people have come to expect in every other part of their lives is having an impact on how patients think about who should have access and even control over their health data.

Some providers may be wondering if it would be less time-consuming and more cost-efficient to jump from ICD-9 to ICD-11. The World Health Organization is supposed to present the ICD-11 code set in May 2017. That's only a year and half after the United States implements ICD-10. So why not wait?

At eMDs, we believe waiting is a flawed approach.

  • There are costs and consequences to continuing using the outdated ICD-9 coding system.

CMS logoOn the heels of the ICD-10 delay, and recognizing that some vendors are struggling to deliver applications that meet the 2014 MU requirements, CMS released a proposed rule giving providers

CMS logoCMS is clearly moving away from direct fee-for-service towards more outcome-oriented, quality based payment models for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP programs.

During our webinar on the topic of ICD-10: The New Timeline, MDeverywhere conducted three polls which generated the following results:

Physicians from your newly acquired practices have been onboarded and credentialed. They are seeing patients and starting to generate charges. But Wait! Who’s confirming they are being paid under the guidelines of the organization’s managed care contracts? Here comes the fun part: Contract Compliance and Payment Monitoring.

Healthcare Enters Electronic AgeHealthcare - like most industries -  has been transitioning from paper-based processes to electronic transactions but - unlike most industries - the pace has been slow.

National Healthcare ExchangeEnrollment on the national healthcare exchanges continue to expand according to a Feb. 2014 study of those eligible to purchase on a government-sponsored exchange by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

creditcardhandsAt MDeverywhere, we have had a first row seat as effective patient collections have assumed a more and more important role in a practice's financial health. Simply put, collecting the patient portion consistently and quickly is often the difference between profitability or not for a practice.