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Welcome to the iSALUS Healthcare blog. Providing informative Healthcare IT insights to help Physicians practice medicine.


Renae Rossow
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How Can Automated Appointment Reminders Increase Your Bottom Line?

How Can Automated Appointment Reminders Increase Your Bottom Line?

A long time ago, healthcare providers realized that appointment reminders decreased the no-show rates amongst patients. However, the time it took to pick up a phone and call each patient lead to expensive increases in staff and often required you to leave a voicemail that may or may not get listened to. Then 20 years ago a little thing called the “text message” was invented and when coupled with call automation, the two completely changed the way the world communicates today.

New E-Book from iSALUS Healthcare: ICD-10 Readiness in 6 Steps

New E-Book from iSALUS Healthcare: ICD-10 Readiness in 6 Steps

As it looks right now, ICD-10 is coming. For all of the naysayers who have depended on another delay and intentionally avoided getting ready, it’s time to face the music. Thankfully, we’ve taken the intimidation right out of ICD-10 by breaking it down into six little molehills that you can address one at a time. In this eBook, we’ll look at each step individually and explain how your office can be ready to sail right on through the transition to ICD-10 without a hitch.

ICD-10 Readiness Step 5: Getting Paid Equals Increased Documentation

ICD-10 Readiness Step 5: Getting Paid Equals Increased Documentation

There's a saying that medical coders have that will be important for all healthcare providers to remember once ICD-10 takes effect: If you didn’t document it, you can’t bill for it. In fact, this saying better become the motto of your entire practice during the process of achieving ICD-10 readiness. At the end of the day, you just cannot document enough, even if it seems a bit arbitrary to the physician.

ICD-10 Readiness Step 2: Understanding Coding Statistics

ICD-10 Readiness Step 2: Understanding Coding Statistics

Congratulations on being committed to ICD-10 readiness and helping your practice make the transition smoothly. Our last article discussed the need for getting the staff fully trained and gave you several options to do so. If you missed this article, here’s the link: Training Staff For Free. We definitely recommend training as the starting point for getting prepared. If you’ve already addressed training with your staff, then you’re ready to continue the journey.

ICD-10 Readiness:  Training Staff For Free

ICD-10 Readiness: Training Staff For Free

The old saying “caught with your pants down” might be exactly how you feel now that you’re beginning to realize there will not be another another delay. And "ICD-10 readiness" has probably become a phrase that causes panic to begin fluttering in your chest. But cheer up! We’re here to help you and your staff be ready in plenty of time. So tighten your belt and let’s get started.

SERIES ALERT: ICD-10 in 6 Steps

SERIES ALERT: ICD-10 in 6 Steps

As it looks right now, ICD-10 is coming. For all the naysayers who have depended on another delay and intentionally avoided getting ready, it’s time to face the music. As of May 1, you have five solid months to tackle this mountain and we’ve just made it a whole lot easier for you.