1. What does 2014 bring to the
healthcare industry? We track the
2. 2014 is going to be a year filled with challenges
for healthcare providers!
• Instead of welcoming 2014 with anticipation and hope,
healthcare providers are greeting the New Year with
• 2014 is going to be the year of change.
• From transitioning to a new code set to working towards
MU2, there is a lot on the plate.
• What are the biggest challenges of 2014? Here is a
3. The year of federal mandates…
• This could be the year of opportunities or penalties,
depending on how good practices are at rolling with the
• ICD10 will come into effect on Oct 1st.
• Formulating a MU2 plan and fast tracking compliance
efforts should be the top most concern of all medical
4. It is going to be tougher than ever to get paid!
• Physicians face the risk of being unceremoniously dropped
from insurance plans if they don’t adhere to strict quality
• Improvising and documenting quality of care is another
major challenge facing physicians.
5. Newer technologies…
• Health information is going mobile.
• There are zillions of applications and softwares being
exclusively developed for doctors.
• Though some like sharing healthcare information through
smartphones and patient portals can help physicians save
• The influx of healthcare apps can pressurize physicians to
adapt to change whether they like it or not.
6. Interoperable systems will have to be in place!
• It is time for doctors to determine how interoperable their
• Seamless health information exchange between two
systems is now more important than ever.
• Physicians should insist on more interoperable systems
that can make, sending and receiving information and
communicating with another physician, a lot easier.
7. Documentation hassles…
• Medical practices will have to submit and maintain
pristine medical documentation in order to get paid.
• To ensure medical documentation is accurate and
updated it is important for practices to hire skilled scribes
8. Thank You….!!!
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