Midwest Podiatry Conference

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Midwest Podiatry Conference

Posted on: March 4th, 2015 by claimsworks

Midwest Podiatry Conference – May 5-8, Chicago. Adapt, Evolve, Change.

This year’s conference theme, “Adapt, Evolve, Change” resonates with physicians, assistants, and practice managers alike as they navigate rough EHR implementations, Meaningful Use Attestation and the upcoming ICD-10 Transition. ClaimsWorks will be attending to provide information to help DPMs with effective solutions for EHR, ICD-10 Transition, HIPAA Compliance, and more. Here’s a few of the key items we’ll be focusing on in booth #711:

EHR

Our EHR system provider, Meditouch (by HealthFusion) will be showcasing their Cloud-based EHR software, so if you find yourself among the 67% of doctors who, according to a 2014 survey by Medical Economics, are “dissatisfied with [EHR ] functionality”, it might be worthwhile to see why Meditouch earns such extraordinarily high marks for:

  • Ease of Use – 43% of surveyed users gave Meditouch 5 stars out of 5 possible, while 81% gave 4 or more stars out of 5 possible.
  • Functionality – 39% of respondents gave MediTouch 5 stars out of 5 possible, while 76% gave 4 or more stars out of 5 possible.
  • Customer Experience – JD Power and Associates recognized HealthFusion for providing “an Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the second consecutive year.

Meditouch also has a strong focus on podiatry, with a unique ability to customize and adapt to specific practice workflows, making it a great choice for today’s podiatric practice, and it’s the only EHR software that is an APMA Corporate Partner.

ICD-10 Transition

Even with the one-year delay from last October to October 1, 2015, many practitioners, practice managers and medical billers are concerned about the transition, and with good reason: The change is significant, with an increase from 13,000 ICD-9 codes to 68,000 ICD-10-CM codes.

The good news is that our systems are ICD-10 ready, and have been since 2013. We’ve also design our system to make the conversion as smooth as possible for you, with all ICD 10 codes pre-programmed into our database.

HIPAA Compliance

Though the chances of an audit are slim, keeping patient information secure is growing more complicated. Since 2009, there have been more than 800 patient data breeches and 29 million patient records affected by HIPAA violations, according to the 2013 Redspin Breach Report.

While many people think that HIPAA violations are a large-organization problem, consider that all too often a breach results from employee carelessness or even theft. No doubt, smaller practices are at risk. One issue practitioners face: It becomes harder to keep track of electronic communication within the practice when patients and staff often have mobile devices and can be unaware of how easily HIPAA rules can be violated.

Our HIPAA Compliancy Guard allows providers and business associates to achieve, illustrate, and maintain HIPAA, HITECH, & Omnibus compliance in one easy to use, cost effective solution.  Designed by auditors and Privacy/Security professionals, the Guard automates auditing, gap identification and remediation, addressing both Privacy and Security risk requirements.

Adapt, Evolve, Change – no doubt there will be a lot of discussion and interest on these critical issues at the Conference, and we’ll be sure to find time to enjoy Chicago’s world-class dining as well. Deep-dish pizza anyone?