In a medical office building, it is important to both meet practical needs and make patients comfortable. Join us as we go on-site to Palmetto Health Council in Palmetto, GA where we learn from Jeffrey K. Griffin, a LEED certified architect at JKG Collaborative that specializes in health care facilities. Learn architectural qualities you can add when designing and building your new practice or what you can do to improve an existing practice. We’ll also discuss the importance of sustainability, trends in products and features, and learn what to avoid. Video Transcript: Lyndsey: Hi, I’m Lyndsey Coates and welcome to Nuesoft Technologies’ Medical Podcast Series. I’m here with Jeffrey Griffin of JKG Collaborative. It’s an architectural firm in Virginia [cont...]
Doctors decide to practice medicine for various reasons; maybe they experienced something as a child or they really just want to help people. But another major reason physicians practice medicine to earn a living and participate in, what is hopefully, a money-making business. The education of running a business, however, is not something taught in medical school. Any doctor about to start a practice, or join one, needs to have a basic knowledge in contracts, insurance and making money. Top selling author, Steven M. Hacker MD, discusses the business side of owning a practice and provides insight into what doctors should be on the lookout for before making the leap into a private practice. To watch the podcast in short segments click here. [cont...]
Every year there are changes to the standard coding set. But this year there are several major industry-wide changes taking place that could severely impact your reimbursement rates. Learn about the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cuts for Medicare and how they could affect you if passed. We’ll also cover ANSI-5010 changes, the impending ICD-10 transition and other broad changes that every biller and medical practice should know. Jeff Elkin & Alen Arze, Co-owners at iMedlogic Watch the Full Video! View the highlights! Video Transcript: Lyndsey: Hi and welcome to Nuesoft’s Podcast Series. I’m Lyndsey Coates. Every year there are coding changes that can greatly impact reimbursement rates and 2012 is no different. And in fact there’s several key changes on [cont...]
Thinking about the start of a new year brings about talk of resolutions and change for the upcoming year. We thought we’d stick with that theme for January’s podcast. While most people are resolving to workout more and get in shape, Nuesoft wants to stress a healthy lifestyle at work. For most practice’s employees, your days are filled with a hectic schedule of checking patients in/out, paperwork or any host of other activities depending on your position. But a lot of it can be spent sitting down in front of a computer. This is true for so many office workers, which is why it is important to get up and moving around at work. If you have your entire office [cont...]
In a previous post we went into depth about how mHealth will impact HIT adoption in the near future. Mobile technology, because of its ability to securely store info in the cloud and streamline workflow, has the potential to radically alter the landscape of health care. Watch this podcast with Nuesoft CEO, Massoud Alibakhsh to learn more about mobile heath as a disruptive technology.
With the deadline to switch from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 Version 4010 to ASC X12 Version 5010 looming, many providers are anxious to find out if it will interrupt their payments. In this podcast we address concerns you may be having about the transition, let you know what to expect when January 1, 2012 arrives and what Nuesoft is doing behind the scenes to be prepared.
Busy medical practices rarely have time to think about their websites, but in recent years it has become more important than ever to have a site that enhances your service by creating an additional touch point and source of information for patients that can add value and improve their experience with your practice adds value to patients. Most patients begin their search for doctors online and so it is imperative to pay attention to your site. By adding more than just contact information, you can not only begin to create a trusted place where your patients can go to get valuable health information, but you’ll also have a more content-rich website, which will ultimately benefit you. To add value, begin [cont...]
Hiring an employee with a questionable or criminal background could be the worst nightmare for any medical practice, but some practice managers may not be taking all of the necessary steps to prevent this or other human resources mistakes. Nuesoft’s August podcast, “Reducing Liability and Improving Employee Satisfaction Through Strong HR Policies” explores some of the downsides of not having buttoned up hiring and HR processes, and offers tips for practices that want to polish their approach to HR. According to Denise Algire, a consultant with Risk Navigation Group and the podcast’s featured speaker, practices tend to be more familiar with the state and federal laws and regulations that pertain to hiring mid-level providers, but may not understand that there [cont...]
Last July, eligible providers anxiously awaited the final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding meaningful use. Many wondered about requirements to get the stimulus money, and it was still unclear about what type of EHR system they would need to use. Since then, incentive payments have started going out, several agencies have been named ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB), and CMS is moving to finalize Phase 2 of the program. To get the latest on these developments and more, watch our April podcast, Meaningful Use and the HITECH Act: More Things You Need to Know. It is a follow-up to Nuesoft’s August 2010 podcast, where we reviewed the Top Five Things You Need to [cont...]
The mandatory change from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 system to the ICD-10 set of diagnosis codes will affect the entire healthcare and medical billing industry. The new codes are already standard practice for the rest of the world and are a much needed update to a more than 30- year old system here in the United States. The addition of nearly 140,000 coding sets under ICD-10 also initiated the required adoption of the new X12 Version 5010 Electronic Transaction Standard for HIPAA transactions, which will accommodate the new ICD-10 coding set. For more information about what will be included in the new coding sets, how the switch to Version 5010 will affect your medical practice and what Nuesoft [cont...]