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5-20-2013 11-06-59 AM

Mitochon, a provider of a free EHR product, announces it will exit the market and cease its physician service by mid-June. According to the company’s Website, Mitochon had been able to offer its product for free because it used “healthcare related messaging/advertising in a HIPAA, FDA compliant methodology.” On the FAQ page, Mitochon included a question about how a buyer will know if the company “will still be around in five years.”  I wonder how many providers felt re-assured by this response:

We have integrated with AT&T’s Health Cloud, Medicity, and Covisint’s Health Cloud, a major hospital in Southern California, we are an IBM Global Entrepreneurial Partner, and we are fully certified by the government.

5-20-2013 2-46-41 PM

As a side note, Dr. Gregg would likely be the first to concur there are really no guarantees that any selected EHR will be around in five years.

CMS posts the 2014 ICD-10-PCS files, including code tables, index, and coding guidelines. CMS notes that the FY 2014 ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes will not be updated.

Blue Ridge Physicians for Women selects Benchmark Systems’ PM software.

5-20-2013 4-57-02 PM

River Ranch Radiology (TX) and its affiliate Sendero Imaging and Treatment Center demonstrate Stage 1 MU using eRAD’s RIS.

Kettering Anesthesia Associates (OH) contracts with Zotec Partners for billing services.

5-20-2013 4-58-34 PM

e-MDs will integrate dashboardMD’s business intelligence reporting solutions into its PM platform to automate revenue cycle monitoring.

5-20-2013 3-06-34 PM

Rob Anthony, deputy director of the HIT Group for CMS’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services offers tips for prepping for a MU audit.

5-20-2013 3-18-20 PM

Only 17.2 percent of physicians believe a practice led by a nurse practitioner should be certified as a medical home, though more than 82 percent of NPs feel it should, according to a survey published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Less than four percent of physicians agree that NPs should be paid equally for providing the same service, compared to 64.3 percent of NPs.

5-20-2013 3-42-24 PM

DoctorBase, a provider of mobile solution that connects patients with clinicians, announces it has surpassed 10,000 doctors on its platform.

CMS Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum says that the agency could choose in the future to build on its recently released database of average charges for inpatient services to include charges for outpatient services.

5-20-2013 4-02-31 PM

Physician reimbursement Betsy Nicoletti offers tips to ensure medically-compliant billing when using an EHR to document E/M services.

The physician social networking site Doximity collaborates with Cleveland Clinic to include CME for practicing physicians using Doximity to learn on the job.

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