Join Us At The Annual MGMA Conference: San Diego Oct. 6-9th

NotifyMD’s partner, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is hosting their annual conference this year in San Diego October 6-9th. According to their Senior Policy Advisor, Robert Tennant, MGMA will focus their membership’s increased interest about policy and healthcare legislation.  “We have a lot of folks who are already on the technology bandwagon,” said Tenant…

HIMSS Offers Resources For HIE Adoption

The day is finally here!  Health Insurance Exchanges (HIE) have opened in states across the country. What exactly does that mean for: your practice, hospital, Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS) providers, private practitioners, physician groups, independent ambulatory practices, clinics and for health information exchange organizations and providers?   Healthcare Information Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) the…

Telehealth: Key To Delivery Of Ample Care For ACA Patients?

Last week C-SPAN broadcast a set of sessions entitled “Health Policy Experts on the Telehealth Service Industry”.  The state of telehealth was looked at from regulatory, private, and partnership persepctives. Invaluable stuff.   Telemedicine vs Telehealth Ever wonder what the difference is between telehealth and telemedicine? According to the American Telemedicine Association:   Formally defined,…

Free Webinar: Business Associate Management Program For HIPAA

This free webinar from Clearwater Complicance (Note: no affiliation with NotifyMD – I’m just a fan of their content style and timely work) is the second in a series of complimentary webinars addressing pratice compliance with the new HIPAA Ominbus Rule by the fast-approaching September 23, 2013 deadline. In case you missed the first webinar in…

Free Webinar:Help With Final HIPAA Compliance By September 23rd

The September 23rd final HIPAA compliance deadline is quickly approaching.  As I wrote last week, it is imperative that “all healthcare providers, hospitals, health plans, other entities and businesses who provide services and share protected health information (PHI) must comply with the new rules. Those who are not in compliance by September 23rd will open…

Provider Led Healthcare: ACOs, You And Your Patients

A key to proactive patient outreach is being open and willing to discuss confusing aspects of a patient’s healthcare with them. Some Medicare patients are perplexed by basic terminology, such as  the term accountable care organization (ACO). They are concerned about how the ACO will affect their healthcare, its cost, level of care available and…

Medical Identity Theft: How To Address Risks With Patient Outreach

Medical record identity theft is on the rise according by a new 2013 Survey on Medical Identity, released this week by data security consultants Ponemon Institute.  More than 700 victims of fraud share their stories. This study was sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA).   MIFA’s MISSION MIFA’92s mission is to strengthen the…

Kaiser Family Foundation: Obamacare Enrollee Costs Lower

According to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), care under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be more affordable than expected.  This is the most comprehensive study done to date of the affordability of the new insurance premiums and coverage. KFF’s study shows us that premiums will vary…

Final HIPAA Compliance Deadline Is September 23rd

The deadline looms for the new HIPAA omnibus final rule compliance.  By September 23, 2013, all healthcare providers, hospitals, health plans, other entities and businesses who provide services and share protected health information (PHI) must comply with the new rules. Those who are not in compliance by September 23rd will open themselves up to the…