October 2019

Preparing Noncoders for New 2020 Codes

By Maureen Kelly and Fred Wulf for For the Record In August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Final Rule for fiscal year 2020’s inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) code set changes. IPPS updates take effect for discharges occurring from October 1, 2019, through September…

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Uber lands EHR deal with Cerner

By Rebecca Pifer for Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: Uber Health is now available on Cerner’s EHR platform, allowing U.S. providers and Cerner clients to schedule non-emergency medical transportation for their patients in the ride-hailing giant’s first EHR integration. The two companies will begin rolling out the product to select customers later this year, such as…

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Ex-bookkeeper admits to embezzling $370K from medical supplier

Maia Anderson from Becker’s Hospital Review A former bookkeeper of a medical supply company in Glastonbury, Conn., pleaded guilty Oct. 23 to embezzling $370,000 from the company and now faces up to 30 years in prison, according to the Hartford Courant. Lydia Cabrera was the bookkeeper at A2Z Home Medical Supplies and had access to…

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Cleveland Clinic names top 10 medical innovations for 2020

By Jackie Drees for Becker’s Hospital Review Cleveland Clinic released its Top 10 Medical Innovations list for 2020 during an Oct. 23 presentation to round out the health system’s 17th annual Medical Innovation Summit. Michael Roizen, MD, emeritus chief wellness officer at Cleveland Clinic, led a team of physicians and scientists at the health system to compile…

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The human side of EHR implementation: 5 key tactics for a smooth transition

Laura Dyrda for Becker’s Hospital Review EHR implementation and upgrades continue to play a big role in the CIO’s responsibilities. However, CIOs are now more cognizant of the challenges for physicians and clinicians during new technology roll-out. During the Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle event in Chicago on Oct. 10,…

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