Monthly Archives: August 2011

Where does transcription fit in revenue cycle management?

It’s all about money! Between the HITECH Act of February 2009 and the recession (which we’re told actually ended last year – who knew?), the pressure is on hospitals to shorten the revenue cycle and to make it more efficient … Continue reading

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Life as a traveling salesman

I live in Maine. Rarely are there any direct flights out of the Portland Westbrook Municipal Airport, but that’s a small price to pay for living in “Vacationland.” Many trips have no issues – no delays, no surprises. Sometimes there … Continue reading

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EHRs and meaningful use for dummies

In the medical transcription industry, we talk a lot about how we can help your facility achieve “meaningful use.” If you run a hospital or a clinic, you already know what meaningful use is; it’s probably one of the things … Continue reading

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Keeping up with HIPAA in a HI-TECH world

Healthcare information is such a rapidly-changing field that even for the experts, keeping up can be a challenge. When it comes to HIPAA compliance, one of the complicating factors is the rapid innovations in technology. When the Health Insurance Portability … Continue reading

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Is your data properly protected?

When it comes to protected health information (PHI), make sure your vendors and staff are taking all the necessary steps to protect your facility from a HIPAA violation or breach. Most vendors take proper precautions since handling this type of … Continue reading

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