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19 Oct 2012

Renesan Software will be exhibiting at ASN Kidney Week 2012


Renesan Software will be exhibiting at the upcoming ASN Kidney Week 2012. The event will start from October 30th through Nov 4th and will take place at the San Diego Convention Center.

Come & visit us at our booth # 721

Please call us at 310-598-6223 to schedule a demo or to find more about our products -
Dialysis Manager and Access Manager

27 Sep 2012

EHR training most sought-after skill in healthcare market

EHR training most sought-after skill in healthcare market
September 25, 2012 | By Marla Durben Hirsch
Good news for HIT staff; bad news for their bosses: Employers posted more than 15,000 online job ads for healthcare professionals to manage EHR systems, up 31 percent from last year and up 88 percent in the past two years, according to a report released by Wanted Analytics.
EHR training was the most sought after skill by healthcare employers, regardless of the type of opening. The most commonly  advertised job titles for healthcare professionals with EHR skills were:
registered nurses
nurse practitioners
family practice physicians
internal medicine physicians
physician assistants
hospitalists
medical billing coders
level II inpatient nurses
physicians
family medicine physicians
Read more: EHR training most sought-after skill in healthcare market - FierceEMR http://www.fierceemr.com/story/ehr-training-most-sought-after-skill-healthcare-market/2012-09-25#ixzz27jnXIh00

 

24 Sep 2012

NRAA 2012 Annual Fall Conference

                                                                     
Date of Event: October 10 - October 12, 2012
Place of Event: Westin Savannah Harbor - Savannah, Georgia

Renesan Software will be exhibiting at the upcoming NRAA 2012 Annual Fall Conference in Savannah, GA. The event will start from October 10th through October 12th. The event will take place at the Westin Sav Harbor in Savannah, GA.

Come & visit us at our booth # 609

Please call us at 310-598-6223 to schedule a demo or to find more about our products -
Dialysis Manager and Access Manager

Nephrology's Brave New Mobile World

Nephrology's Brave New Mobile World
6 days ago
By Allyson Westover
Nephrologists, perhaps more than physicians in any other medical specialization, are physicians on the go. From office visits, to rounding in clinics and hospitals, to being on call, nephrologists are extremely mobile providers. Many nephrologists have yet to make the leap into mobile health applications that match their mobile style of caregiving.
For some, mobile health information technology (IT) may be seen as burdensome or time-consuming.Others may be interested in adopting new technologies, but just aren’t sure where to start.Whatever the reason for delaying adoption to date, the time has arrived to start embracing mobile IT.The nascent mobile health IT industry is developing rapidly. Physician adoption of tablet computers has more than doubled from 2011 to 2012, according to a Manhattan Research study of 3,015 physicians across 25 specialties. The survey, which was conducted over the first quarter of 2012, found that 62 percent of physicians now own a tablet computer—up from just 27 percent in 2011.1
for more visit; http://www.renalbusiness.com/articles/2012/09/nephrologys-brave-new-mobile-world.aspx

23 Sep 2012

Consumers want health tech to connect but say docs don't deliver

Consumers want health tech to connect but say docs don't deliver
September 17, 2012 | By Jeff Byers - Contributing Writer

Patients want online access to medical records, prescriptions and test results, and want to talk to their doctor using modern forms of communication, according to a recent survey from market research firm Harris Interactive. But physicians aren't meeting their tech-savvy patients' expectations.
For example, 85 percent of respondents said they wanted to communicate with their physician by phone or email and more than 50 percent wanted to schedule appointments  and pay bills online. Just more than 10 percent report their physicians offer these services.
And although 65 percent of the 2,311 surveyed adults said access to personal health information is "very important" or "important", only 17 percent said their physicians actually offer it.
The report noted that 62 percent of patients also would like access to online cost estimators for services. Only 6 percent of respondents, however, said their physicians offered that feature.

Read more: Consumers want health tech to connect but say docs don't deliver - FierceHealthIT http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/consumers-want-health-tech-connect-say-docs-dont-deliver/2012-09-17#ixzz27MaZrvxO

19 Sep 2012

ICD-10 Transition Information Providers and Payers Need to Share

ICD-10 Transition Information Providers and Payers Need to Share
News Updates | September 13, 2012
The compliance deadline for ICD-10 is now October 1, 2014. With two years to complete ICD-10 implementation, providers and payers will need to communicate regularly to help ensure a smooth transition.
see more at; http://www.himss.org/ASP/ContentRedirector.asp?type=HIMSSNewsItem&ContentId=80958

ICD-10 delay draws mixed reviews

ICD-10 delay draws mixed reviews
August 27, 2012 | By Dan Bowman
The decision to push back the timeline for healthcare organizations to convert to the ICD-10 coding system to Oct. 1, 2014 was not a big surprise, although the pros and cons of doing so have been hotly debated
Read more: ICD-10 delay draws mixed reviews - FierceHealthIT http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/icd-10-delay-draws-mixed-reviews-stakeholders/2012-08-27#ixzz26uUaRmQx

5 Sep 2012

A Perspective on ICD-10


Posted on August 27, 2012 by kawagner 
By:RossLippincott                                                                                                             
Vice President Provider and Network Service Operations                                     
United Healthcare Group
An effective training strategy takes some work. Add over 150,000 ICD-10 diagnosis and procedures codes to the mix, and you have quite a challenge on your hands. The scope of ICD-10 is reason enough to stay on course with current implementation plans, regardless of the change in the mandated implementation date from Oct. 1, 2013, to Oct. 1, 2014. This  delay in the implementation date should be taken as an opportunity better prepare for the code transition including efforts to maximize your training strategy.


HL7 to offer its interoperability standards for free

ONC's Farzad Mostashari: This will be 'huge' for health IT innovation
September 5, 2012 | By Marla Durben Hirsch
Standards development icon Health Level Seven International (HL7) has decided to offer its intellectual property, including its standards for interoperability, free of charge via licensing agreements, beginning in 2013.
"HL7's vision is to make its collaborative, consensus-driven standards the best and most widely used in healthcare," said CEO Charles Jaffe, M.D., in the announcement. "By eliminating this barrier to implementation, we can come closer to realizing our goal, in which healthcare IT can reduce costs and improve the quality of care."

Read more: HL7 to offer its interoperability standards for free - FierceEMR http://www.fierceemr.com/story/hl7-offer-its-interoperability-standards-free/2012-09-05#ixzz25f1B4KVH

3 Sep 2012

EHR database drastically enhances Medical Research

EHR database drastically enhances medical research
August 30, 2012 | By Dan Bowman
A company backed by the Cleveland Clinic recently proved just how valuable electronic health records can be for medical research. Researchers at Explorys, which was created in 2009 with the intent of providing researchers with searchable access to de-identified patient data, used a database of electronic health records to replicate in three months a study by Norwegian researchers that originally took 14 years to create, The Plain Dealer reports. What's more, the replicated study used a sample roughly 40 times the size of its predecessor.
Read more: EHR database drastically enhances medical research - FierceEMR http://www.fierceemr.com/story/ehr-database-drastically-enhances-medical-research/2012-08-30#ixzz25O9v5ikf 

29 Aug 2012

New Procedural Coding Changes for 2013, Dialysis Affected

Coders and medical staff need to obtain valuable education and training to stay updated on the 2013 code changes.
Yesterday
The American Medical Association (AMA) has released the information regarding the procedural coding changes in 2013, which includes: 185 new, 119 deleted, 263 revised and 32 resequenced codes.
Big areas that are changing in 2013 include: office or other outpatient services, consultations, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, dialysis, immunology, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system and more.
There Will Be 600* Procedural Coding Changes in 2013

28 Aug 2012

New health care standards to save up to $6 billion

New health care standards to save up to $6 billion
August 24, 2012
Today, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a final rule that will save time and money for physicians and other health care providers by establishing a unique health plan identifier (HPID). The rule is one of a series of changes required by the Affordable Care Act to cut red tape in the health care system and will save up to $6 billion over ten years.
“These new standards are a part of our efforts to help providers and health plans spend less time filling out paperwork and more time seeing their patients,” Secretary Sebelius said.
Currently, when a health care provider bills a health plan, that plan may use a wide range of different identifiers that do not have a standard format.  As a result, health care providers run into a number of time-consuming problems, such as misrouting of transactions, rejection of transactions due to insurance identification errors, and difficulty determining patient eligibility.  The change announced today will greatly simplify these processes.
For more visist, http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/08/20120824e.html

23 Aug 2012

What the final rule for Stage 2 meaningful use brings
August 23, 2012 | Diana Manos, Healthcare IT News and Mary Mosquera
WASHINGTON – The government released the final rules for Stage 2 of meaningful use on Aug. 23, with federal officials’ assurance that the public’s voice was heard. The rule is set to become effective for participants in the program no earlier than 2014.
Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health IT said the Stage 2 rules will step up interoperability, but regulators did their best to employ “maximum flexibility” to reduce the regulatory burden, he told reporters on a press call.
“You will see many, many options for providers,” both on how to proceed and on the timing, he added.
“It does take time, we’ve listened and we’ve heard very clearly,” Mostashari said of the process.
Learn more at http://www.govhealthit.com/news/final-rules-stage-2-meaningful-use-released

22 Aug 2012

Importance of Training for New Nephrology and Dialysis Billing Systems

Learning a new billing and information system for dialysis and nephrology can be both challenging and rewarding. For healthcare provider personnel, it is not only a new way of thinking, but also a new way of doing things. Proper training and learning how to do it correctly is critical for billing and for patient care and continuity. When possible, staff should be trained by the information systems company doing the installation. This allows everyone affected to learn and understand the computer programs from the same source for a greater understanding. Since each company using new dialysis and nephrology billing software and information systems is different, the approach to training the staff can be focused primarily on the company's needs and uses
more at, Importance of Training for New Nephrology and Dialysis Billing Systems

22 Jul 2012

ICD-10 | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

ICD-10 Deadline Update
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a press release announcing a proposed rule that would delay the ICD-10 compliance date from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014.  The comment period is now closed.  Public comments are being reviewed and analyzed, and the Department will issue a final rule as expeditiously as possible.
Learn more at,http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html?redirect=/ICD10/ICD-10 | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

11 Jul 2012

Renesan is CERTIFIED for NRAA Crownweb data submission


El Segundo, CARenesan Software has been certified by the NRAA HIE for CROWNWeb electronic batch submission. Now users can submit CROWNWeb data directly through Renesan EHR eliminating the need to manually enter data on the CMS website. The users will also get the added benefit of receiving automated feedback on the status of their submission to CMS. The data submitted by the user will be secured and will meet HIPAA & privacy rules.
Renesan Software  is proud to join a selected number of EMR vendors holding this certification.

3 Jul 2012

CMS PROPOSES POLICY AND PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE FACILITIES IN 2013
Proposals would also strengthen incentives to improve outcomes for patients with ESRD
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payment rates for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities paid under the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013.  The proposed rule would also strengthen incentives for improved quality of care and better outcomes for patients through improvements to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP).  Performance scores on the QIP measures during a proposed CY 2013 performance period would affect payments to dialysis facilities in CY 2015.
Details for: CMS PROPOSES POLICY AND PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE FACILITIES IN 2013For Immediate Release: Monday, July 02, 2012
For Immediate Release: Monday, July 02, 2012
Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs
202-690-6145
Learn more at http://www.cms.gov/apps/media/press/release.asp?Counter=4392

CMS PROPOSES POLICY AND PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE FACILITIES IN 2013

CMS PROPOSES POLICY AND PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE FACILITIES IN 2013

17 May 2012

ICD-10 and Version 5010 Implementation Timelines

ICD-10 and Version 5010 Implementation Timelines
For detailed timelines of activities that providers, payers, and vendors need to carry out to prepare for Version 5010 and ICD-10, download our timeline widget to your desktop or mobile device.
Also, printer-friendly versions of the Version 5010 and ICD-10 widget implementation timelines are available for large providers, small providers, payers, and vendors.
Please note the widget and timelines can be used to calculate how long specific ICD-10 transition activities will take.  Dates in the widget and timelines are based on an October 1, 2013, deadline, which HHS has proposed extending until October 1, 2014.
How to Download the Widget
The widget can be downloaded by selecting the "Share/Download" button on the bottom of the widget.
Health Information Technology Planners
Visit Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs for more information.

ICD-10 and Version 5010 Implementation Timelines | Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

ICD-10 and Version 5010 Implementation Timelines | Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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