At PYP, we like to engage in the conversations that doctors are having across the country. When it comes to policy changes that affect the healthcare industry, not all doctors find themselves on the same side of an issue – and neither do we.
We like a good debate as well as anyone, which is why we took sides over the ICD-10 delay this week. Are there other issues you’d like us to see us ‘take issue’ with? Let us know. In the meantime, take a look back at all of this week’s content.
Will Your EHR Support ‘Accountable Care?’
Beware of vendors who promise you an ‘ACO in a box’ electronic health record solution. EHRs must have patient relationship management, business intelligence and data integration features – among other capabilities – to successfully support an accountable care organization.
ICD-10: Why the Delay is Good for Your Practice
Providers won’t have to use the ICD-10 code set until late 2014. The postponed conversion date gives you more time to protect your cash flow, reduce Meaningful Use redundancy, and plan ahead for hiring, training and budget concerns. Or…
ICD-10: Why the Delay is Bad for Your Practice
The delay just gives you more time to procrastinate and less time to enjoy the benefits of an updated coding system. Plus, it places the U.S. even further behind other nations that have already made the conversion – which may hurt public health research efforts down the road.
How Physicians Can Motivate Chronic Care Patients
It’s key for providers to involve chronically ill patients in their care and empower them to achieve better outcomes. Try proactive motivational approaches such as zeroing in on goals and asking open-ended questions to better engage with patients.
How to Make Your Practice Last
Even if you don’t plan to practice to age 100, you can still learn some lessons from a centenarian doctor about keeping your office around for the long haul. Adapt to changes, cultivate loyalty and be dedicated to your profession if you’re aiming for longevity.
Come back next week, when we’ll introduce you to a new cloud computing whitepaper, which is available for download now, and offer you some advice on avoiding lawsuits and treating with telemedicine.
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