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September Radiology eNewsletter

  1. 1. SEPTEMBER 2012 Inside IN THIS ISSUE 1.1 REPORTABLE DOCUMENTATION IS THE FOUNDATION OF MEANINGFUL USE [WEBINAR] Reportable Documentation is the Foundation of Meaningful Use [WEBINAR] 1.2 UNCERTAINTY LOOMS AS FEDS IMPLEMENT Medical documentation designed to maintain HEALTH REFORM provider productivity and support satisfaction is vital to the success of your EHR implementation 2.3 CMS UNVEILS FINAL Join Steve Palmisano, President of Emdat, RULE FOR STAGE 2 OF MEANINGFUL USE Inc, as he outlines: • Stage I and II Meaningful Use   2.4 • Documentation methods (historical, current and 7 WAYS TO ENHANCE future) YOUR RADIOLOGY GROUP’S REVENUE • How to meet Meaningful Use and maintain productivity CYCLE [EBOOK] • Documentation integration with your EHR Andy Salmen, Business Development for Healthcare Information Services, LLC. will close the webinar with a question and answer session Space is limited, register today! Uncertainty Looms as Feds Implement Health Reform In the years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed, U.S. regulators have continued to write rules implementing the law. In such a fluid healthcare environment, it can be difficult for radiology practices to stay on top of the changes, according to a presentation at the F I R T Y AHRA 2012 meeting. Read more to learn about how health (855) RING-HIS reform affects: 350 S. Northwest Highway Suite 200 ■ Fighting Fraud ■ Payor Changes Park Ridge, IL 60068 ■ Quality of Care ■ And More! Read more about how health reform will affect you.HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C
  2. 2. SEPTEMBER 2012 CMS Unveils Final Rule for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the final rule outlining the requirements for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive programs. This ruling adopts many, but not all of the provisions proposed in March. CMSs 672-page rule delays the Stage 2 requirements to 2014, giving providers more time to meet the Stage 2 criteria. No provider will have to follow the Stage 2 requirements before then. Read more about the updated rules for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use now. 7 Ways to Enhance Your Radiology Group’s Revenue CycleEvery radiologist would prefer to be reading charts than spendtime thinking about their practice’s revenue cycle managementprocesses.Radiology practices whose billing processes are not optimizedwill be less financially healthy and profitable than theircounterparts. In order to enhance your practice’s financialhealth and ensure its prosperity, then, you need to select theright revenue cycle management tools and practices.Effective revenue cycle management involves more than justreforming the billing process. The complexity of the revenuecycle means that, any practice that wants to engage in revenue cycle management will need toaddress multiple challenges.This eBook will address seven ways that you can improve your radiology practice’s revenue cyclemanagement practices. Download our eBook now, to start enhancing your revenue cycle. Have Questions? We’re happy to help. Healthcare Information Services (HIS) (855) RING-HIS 350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 200 Park Ridge, IL 60068 F I R T YHEALTHCARE INFORMATION SERVICES, L.L.C