August 2018

8 most common medical coding errors

By Morgan Haefner for Becker’s Hospital Review In June, federal officials charged 601 defendants in alleged schemes involving about $2 billion in costs to Medicare and Medicaid, the biggest healthcare fraud enforcement action in U.S. Justice Department history. Government and private health insurer audits have recently revealed several fraudulent or abusive medical billing practices, Kevin B. O’Reilly, editor…

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These 11 hospitals closed in 2018: Here’s why

By Ayla Ellison for Becker’s Hospital Review From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals to close. Here are the factors that led 11 hospitals to close so far this year: 1. Chestatee Regional Hospital (Dahlonega, Ga.). Chestatee Regional Hospital closed July 26, making it the seventh rural hospital in Georgia to close since…

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Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips

By Susan Morse for Healthcare IT News Apple is looking to hire engineers to develop a custom chip for more sophisticated health information tracking and applications, according to a CNBC report. CNBC said it got the information from a job posting from Apple’s Health Sensing hardware team. The July 10 job summary is for sensor ASIC architects to design,…

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Aprima Medical Software and Dolbey Bring Cutting-Edge Speech Recognition into the Aprima EHR

By APRIMA Medical Software on Cision PR Newswire Integration of highly accurate, cloud-based speech recognition with voice command macros into the Aprima EHR will help make its users more efficient. DALLAS, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Aprima Medical Software, a leading provider of innovative electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM)…

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