H3 Healthcare Holdings launches with consulting services for physician practices. Co-founder and CEO Beka Hegenwald’s healthcare experience includes stints at PMD, Johns Hopkins, and Greenway. Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Scott Huston has spent time at PMD, McKesson, and Tenet Healthcare.
April 28 (Thursday) 2 ET. “Undercoded and Underpaid: Making It Easier to Document to Optimize Reimbursement.” Sponsor: Intelligent Medical Objects. Presenters: Deepak Pillai, MD, physician informaticist, IMO; June Bronnert, MSHI, RHIA, senior director of informatics, IMO; Nicole Douglas, sales engineer, IMO. The presenters will discuss how to simplify precise documentation for clinicians; the effects of imprecise coding on reimbursement; why accurate code capture at the point of care can have positive downstream impact on population health initiatives; and how third-party solutions integrated with the EHR can reduce documentation burdens.
MaxHealth names Prakash Patel (Anthem), MD CEO.
MDLive promotes Jonathan Salon to CEO.
Government and Politics
A federal court indicts New York-based physician Elemer Raffai, MD for allegedly prescribing and ordering via telemedicine medically unnecessary durable medical equipment for Medicare patients he never saw in person, and most likely bribed, ultimately receiving $4 million in Medicare payments. He faces 10 years in prison.
Research and Innovation
Findings from AMA’s annual telehealth survey show, not surprisingly, that 85% of physicians are using telehealth and 70% will continue to using it. Perhaps more interesting is the fact that more than half of surveyed physicians cannot access all of their telehealth systems from within their EHR, prompting interoperability and workflow concerns. More than 75% note that their telehealth software doesn’t automatically collect and deliver patient data.
- Medicomp Systems releases a new episode of its Tell Me Where It Hurts Podcast featuring Greenway Health CMO Michael Blackman, MD.
- How Remote Patient Engagement Solutions Reduce Readmissions (PerfectServe)
- The Importance of Real-Time Communication in Hospice Care (TigerConnect)
- User-centered system design can help save lives (Nordic)
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