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Ontario Medical Association makes plea for EMRs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011 08:47

The Ontario Medical Association is calling for electronic medical records to be a top priority for all political parties as they prepare for the province's upcoming election.

Stewart Kennedy, MD, president of the Ontario Medical Association, made the plea for EHRs at the Spadina Health Centre in Ontario on Wednesday. Ontario has made good progress with the implementation of EMRs. There are now over 6 million patients who are covered by an EMR which are being managed by over 6,000 physicians.

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Coding for the Rest of Us: Why Everyone in Your Practice Needs a Basic Knowledge of Coding PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011 08:15

There is no one, and I do mean no one, in your medical practice who does not need to know the basics of coding. Here is why:

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HHS finalizes administrative standards for electronic claims submissions PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011 08:03
The rules are expected to save the health care system $12 billion, but implementation could cost health professionals $800 million.
 
Online tool helps prioritize health IT purchases PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011 08:03
The AMA's Amagine platform made its national debut at the Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago.
 
MGMA 'pleased' with proposed rule to cut red tape PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 21:50

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued an interim final rule aimed at cutting red tape for providers. The rule won’t be published in the Federal Register until Friday, but so far the Medical Group Management Association has weighed in as being “pleased” and “encouraged” by the proposal.

CMS officials released the proposed rule on June 30, saying it is expected to save doctors, patients and insurers $12 billion. The rule is part of a plan to reduce administrative costs mandated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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9 benefits of ICD-10

1. Measuring the quality, safety and efficacy of care
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5. Operational and strategic planning and designing healthcare delivery systems
6. Monitoring resource utilization
7. Improving clinical, financial, and administrative performance
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