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Telemedicine is the Best Way to Fight Against Coronavirus

Harold Gibson

Health care organizations and governments around the world continue to work to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Health care professionals are preparing for a widespread outbreak, taking measures to address the potential increase in patient volumes that may put a significant strain on medical equipment supplies and hospital care units. Through this preparatory phase, telemedicine is being considered and implemented as a way to engage with patients who are potentially infected, as well as those who need to stay home and avoid exposure. 

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Topics: Telemedicine Challenges, Telemedicine and Coronavirus

Telemedicine and Coronavirus: What Medical Practices Need to Know

Harold Gibson

With the increasing spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, and the world, the way we’re practicing medicine is changing. Although telemedicine has been available (and billable) for several years, it hasn’t been widely adopted by many within the United States. However, that’s changing. 

As we continue to battle the Coronavirus, we’re going to see more hospitals, practices and patients using telemedicine. Practices need to be prepared to handle telemedicine demands and get up to speed on how to appropriately bill telemedicine. Here’s a closer look at telemedicine and the Coronavirus, and useful information and tips that every practice needs to know. 

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Topics: Telemedicine Billing, telehealth billing, Telehealth Coverage, Telemedicine and Coronavirus

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Neeraj Jain

Also known as machine learning or machine intelligence, artificial intelligence (AI) is a category of computer science that mimics the thought processes of the human brain. While difficult to concisely define and explain, it is multidisciplinary in both theory and practice, and has the potential to considerably improve quality of lives through its many applications. In medicine, AI is most likely to be utilized in diagnostics, risk prediction, treatments, drug research and clinical care. Not surprisingly, the rate of AI’s acceleration in application in medicine has been impressive, particularly among cognitive computing and big data analytics. 

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Topics: artificial intelligence in healthcare, artificial-intelligence-use-in-healthcare, AI in healthcare

Ascension Partnership with Google Mean for Medical Privacy Laws

Patrick Dougherty

Recently, many people were surprised by a Wall Street Journal report announcing tech giant Google was working with Ascension, the nation’s second-largest healthcare system. While some patients were flabbergasted by the possibility that their personal medical data could be transferred to a third-party, others wondered the legality of the practice as a whole.

As a medical provider, it is important to fully comprehend why this partnership could change how we handle medical data and what it means to your patients individually. After all, many might ask you questions about how you’re handling their private information at your clinic, and you want to be prepared for these types of inquiries. Here are a few things you need to know about Google’s partnership with Ascension and how it affects medical privacy laws.

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Topics: Google Partnership with Ascension

Pros and Cons of Universal Healthcare aka Medicare for all

Harold Gibson

It’s a hotly contested topic in our country ahead of the next round of presidential elections: universal healthcare. But what does it really mean for medical practices and professionals? And why is it so important to patients?

While most doctors sit staunchly on one side of the line for or against a single-payer healthcare system, it does pay to understand both perspectives when deciding on an official position. Here are a few pros and cons of universal healthcare.

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Topics: Medicare for All, universal healthcare

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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