Medical Transcription and the EHR

As a result of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers were offered incentives by the US Government to move towards an electronic health record (EHR) which gives physicians, hospitals and other providers the ability to improve and coordinate care across the healthcare ecosystem. The US Dept. of Health and Human Services announced that as of… Continue Reading

The Business Side of Medicine

Patients are complaining about doctors who hardly have enough time to talk to them; but physicians have a reason to complain too. They feel that the odds are against them, and would give an arm and a leg to avoid administrative and financial hassles. Physicians’ undergraduate degrees are most likely in biology, not business. Medical… Continue Reading

11 Safety Guarantees to require when outsourcing medical transcription services

Originally, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created with the intent to prohibit any illegal usage of patient information. Valuable patient information is kept private and safe with HIPAA compliant medical transcription services. A HIPAA compliant medical transcription service provider guarantees that the patient records are handled with great care. There are… Continue Reading

Medical Transcription Service for Specialty Surgical Centers

Just as clinics and hospitals, specialty surgical centers also require reliable medical transcription services. Medical transcription should be ideally sought from transcription companies that have long standing reputations that offer value-added services to their clients. When medical transcription is outsourced to such a provider, specialty surgical centers have potential to gain considerable benefits. Different Kinds… Continue Reading

Medical Documentation and ICD-10

The world of medical documentation and medical coding is extensive and always changing. The change that has the medical field buzzing right now is the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases – Version 10).  The transitioning is taking place for many reasons, ICD9 is 30 years old and has limitations with regards… Continue Reading

5 Things to keep in mind when choosing a Medical Transcription Service

With the capital expense of owning, servicing and supporting a dictation-transcription document management system, along with the cost of managing the transcription payroll and staff, most healthcare facilities in the United States have chosen to outsource all or a portion of their clinical documentation needs to one or more medical transcription service organizations. Selecting the… Continue Reading

Automated Transcription and Superior Patient Care

Today’s healthcare system is complex and ever evolving.  As we move to meet the standards and requirements of the Affordable Care Act healthcare facilities are looking towards solutions that will keep them here for generations to come.  The challenges are many as healthcare moves from a paper based environment (the way it used to be)… Continue Reading

15 Benefits You Can Expect from Medical Transcription Outsourcing

Medical transcription companies have proven to be a great asset to the healthcare industry. Whatever your medical transcription requirement, these organizations can aid your practice in every part of the clinical documentation process. Due to the increased demand for higher quality documentation of medical records, there is an increased trend for healthcare facilities to outsource… Continue Reading

Ethical guidelines for Medical Transcription Companies

The most vital part of any practice is patient care and confidentiality. With that, security and respect are of utmost important when it comes to your patients. When choosing to outsource to a medical transcription service, know that a code of ethics have been designed to ensure that your medical transcriptionist services meet the highest… Continue Reading

Medical Transcription Services and HIPAA

In 1996 Health and Human Services department has put into practice the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to safeguard the privacy of medical records while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care. The HIPAA rule strikes a balance that allows important use of the patients… Continue Reading