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EHR News and Information: The HealthFusion Blog

The HealthFusion EHR news and blog brings you the latest in the healthcare industry and health IT news as it pertains to you and your practice.

Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR. More information about Dr. Flam can be found at www.SethFlam.com

E-Prescribing Vouchers Versus Handing Out Samples: What’s the Deal?

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The traditional approach to pharma sampling distribution may no longer be the most convenient option; many organizations are now going “sample free.” There may be a solution that's hassle-free for you and money-saving for your patients. Continue Reading

Finally, the Public Health Measure Clarity We Have All Been Looking For

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We are elated to report that Meaningful Use in 2016 just got easier and more importantly, fairer. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Guidelines: 3 Reasons Many Billing Systems Will Fail Later This Year, Part 2 – Code First and Excludes 1 & 2

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Real time Code First and Exclude code guidance during the ICD coding process is another must-have feature in order to follow ICD-10 guildelines. No one can remember every Code First and Exclude rule, so sophisticated software support for those complex sets of coding rules is the only way to avoid claim denials. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Coding Update: 3 Reasons Why Many Billing Systems Will Fail Later This Year, Part 1

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This is the first of a three-part blog series which will explore why many billing systems are not equipped to meet the more stringent ICD-10 coding requirements coming later this year. Continue Reading

How the Feds Botched the Meaningful Use Program, Part 3: CMS Head Recent Comments – Next Sign of Capitulation

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Providers and vendors are suffering from Meaningful Use fatigue. We are all suspect of making a complete commitment to a program that is in disarray. Let’s hope that the work we do in the future will begin to pave the healthcare digital superhighway that providers have been longing for. Continue Reading

How the Feds Botched the CMS Meaningful Use Program, Part 2: New Hardship Rule, First Sign of Capitulation

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In our previous blog post, we reviewed the CMS Meaningful Use Program including the events of 2015. We noted that it was remarkable that the program rules were published after the start of the measurement period. This tardy rulemaking process caused disorder and confusion especially in the last quarter of 2015. Providers needed to quickly learn about the modified rule and vendors had to update their systems to accommodate the latest set of objectives and new measurement periods. Initially, CMS attempted to convince healthcare constituents impacted by the new rule-making that the […] Continue Reading

Meaningful Use Program Botched by the Feds, Part 1: How We Got Here

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The Meaningful Use program is officially in a state of chaos. This blog is part of a three-part series that discusses how we got where we are today, what the recent signals of capitulation are and how providers should plan for Meaningful Use in 2016. Continue Reading

Tracking Medical Claims: Never a Lost Bill

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Most medical billing software platforms don’t have tools that assist the user in systematically reducing their AR. In addition, practices need a mechanism that looks at payment and compares it to the contracted fee schedule. Tracking the claim, working denials and your ambiguous AR is what separates superior billing software system from the rest. Continue Reading

ICD-10 Not Impacting MediTouch First Pass Rates

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Our team has been tracking First Pass Payer Payment Rates since the start of ICD-10. We’ve compared those rates to an earlier period just prior to the initialization of ICD-10 and we have not seen a meaningful decrease in First Pass Payment. Continue Reading

EPCS: How It Works

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With MediTouch, we have made the EPCS workflow simple and our implementation team has the expertise to assist prescribers with the identity proofing / on-boarding process.We explain how we make EPCS simple for prescribers, in this step-by-step breakdown. Continue Reading