June 2013In This IssuePhysician Quality Reporting System (PQRS):Your Questions AnsweredAs you may already know, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)is a program that was created in order to obtain quality informationfrom physicians. The basis of this program is to use pay-for-performanceincentives and adjustments to help steer physicians toward improvementin quality healthcare.This Resource helps answer some of the mostfrequently asked PQRS questions. In it, we answer:• What Do I Need to Do?• What Materials/Equipment Do I Need?• How Do I Train My Staff?• How and When Do I Need To Submit?• When Can I Expect Payment?Click here to access our PQRS Resource.The Uncertain Future of In-Office Imaging1.1Physician QualityReporting System(PQRS):Your QuestionsAnswered1.2The UncertainFuture of In-OfficeImaging2.3Using BusinessIntelligence andAnalytics forRadiology Billing2.4Why Ignoring ICD-10 Won’t Make itGo Awaywww.healthinfoservice.com(855) RING-HIS350 S. NorthwestHighway Suite 200Park Ridge, IL 60068Physicians have long been usedto working within the frameworkof the Stark Law. This 1989legislation placed restrictionson the ability of doctors forself referrals, for Medicare andMedicaid patients, and to referfor advanced diagnostic imageryto institutions in which thephysician had a vested financialinterest. In response to criticism ofthe legislation, several exceptionswere introduced to include, among other things, in-office ancillary services.Click here to read the full article.
Have Questions? We’re happy to help.Healthcare Information Services (HIS)(855) RING-HIS350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 200Park Ridge, IL 60068www.healthinfoservice.comHEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C www.healthinfoservice.comUsing Business Intelligence andAnalytics for Radiology BillingIt seems like data is everywhere youlook. Businesses rely on marketing data,customer demographics, accountingnumbers, and in-depth analytics tomake daily decisions. Experts espousethe use of business intelligence inmanufacturing, health care, financialmanagement, and other niches.What does this new reliance on data have to do with radiology billing?If you want to develop a profitable claims process, it turns out dataplays a huge role.Click here to read the full article.Why Ignoring ICD-10 Won’t Make it Go AwayThe US Dept. of Health and Human Services hasdirected the supplanting of the ICD-9-CM codesets, those currently utilized by physicians, medicalbillers and coders to report healthcare proceduresand diagnoses, with ICD-10 codes.Implementation is to be effected on October1, 2014. Its implementation will impact andcompletely change the current coding system.It will necessitate a huge amount of effortto implement, and it isn’t going to go away.Individual and organizational health providersneed to get on board with training if they expectto get paid for their services after October 1, 2014.Click here to read more.