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Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers (2004)

Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers (2004)

This product contains the following film(s): Film Title: Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers (2004) 48 Minutes How much do you know about the water flowing from your tap? Tap water can affect a person’s health in detrimental ways, ways that health care providers need to be aware of. “Tap into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers,” covers the basic topics providers need to be aware of, such as determining contaminated water supplies, illness caused by contaminated water, how to treat and recognize the symptoms of such illnesses, and what measures should be taken to prevent a widespread pandemic due to water contamination. Beyond educating health care professionals, good tips, such as how to determine water quality from public water systems and private wells, and how to recognize if your water is contaminated, make the material relevant to everyone.

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Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers (2004)

Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers (2004)

This product contains the following film(s): Film Title: Tap Into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers (2004) 48 Minutes How much do you know about the water flowing from your tap? Tap water can affect a person’s health in detrimental ways, ways that health care providers need to be aware of. “Tap into Prevention: Drinking Water Information for Health Care Providers,” covers the basic topics providers need to be aware of, such as determining contaminated water supplies, illness caused by contaminated water, how to treat and recognize the symptoms of such illnesses, and what measures should be taken to prevent a widespread pandemic due to water contamination. Beyond educating health care professionals, good tips, such as how to determine water quality from public water systems and private wells, and how to recognize if your water is contaminated, make the material relevant to everyone.

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More information on Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices: www.fulbright.com Presenter: Fulbright Healthcare Lawyer Rick Robinson | www.fulbright.com/rrobinson The Drug Enforcement Administration works with and sometimes against health care providers as it tries to stem the tide of prescription drug abuse. In 2009, the DEA estimated that, on average, 6027 persons per day abused prescription pain relievers for the first time. The Center for Disease Control now attributes more overdose deaths to prescription drugs—including opioids and antidepressants—than to “street drugs” such as cocaine, heroin and amphetamines. The DEA helps health care providers recognize drug abuse and signs of diversion, and relies on their input and due diligence to combat diversion. On the other hand, DEA has aggressively pursued criminal, civil and administrative actions against physicians who facilitate prescription drug abuse and the health care facilities that fail to take required actions to minimize the risk of drug diversion. Stepped-up DEA enforcement makes diversion control a critical compliance risk area for all health care providers. Join us for an informative discussion of the latest DEA initiatives, and learn how your compliance program must account for this heightened risk area. **Most state bar organizations will only allow you to claim self-study CLE credit for watching this recording. Please refer to your state’s CLE rules**

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Stamford, Conn. (PRWEB) February 20, 2012

IVANS, Inc. a national health information exchange, announced that while 42 percent of healthcare providers surveyed currently use either electronic health records (EHR) or electronic medical records (EMR) systems, 39 percent have no plans yet to implement stage one of meaningful use. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 defined Meaningful Use as a provider using certified EHR technology in ways that can be measured significantly.

Stage one of meaningful use sets the baseline for electronic data capture and information sharing. The IVANS study demonstrates it is not enough to simply have an EHR or EMR system in place, but providers must be able to share and use the data in a meaningful manner, or they risk a possible reduction in their Medicare fees or could lose out on financial incentives.

Of the 39 percent surveyed that have no plans for implementing stage one of meaningful use, it is not surprising that 44 percent (represented by home care, long term care and hospices) are not yet eligible to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. What is surprising is that a fairly large number (26 percent) of providers (represented by hospitals and private practices) are eligible for EHR incentives but still have no plans for implementing stage one of meaningful use.

Michael Schramm, IVANS president of healthcare services, said, Whether eligible for meaningful use incentives or not, many providers point to such barriers as waiting on technology upgrades from vendors, integrating new changes into current workflow processes, and understanding and adopting complex Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) within a short period of time. If these issues are not resolved and integrated into subsequent stages of meaningful use, it will be difficult for providers to become meaningful users, thus resulting in further misalignment of financial incentives down the road.

According to IVANS 2012 Healthcare Provider Survey, 33 percent of providers surveyed said budgetary concerns are their biggest challenges preventing them from sharing information electronically, while 21 percent said it was technology requirements which keep changing. This is an area where health insurers can make a difference by aligning their pay-for-performance programs with federal meaningful use criteria for EMRs.

While this idea has only been adopted by a small number of payers so far and it has not yet been established if these changes will result in higher pay-for-performance payments, it could help to facilitate the implementation of meaningful use among providers. Schramm said, It is this type of innovative thinking and collaboration between health payers, the industry and providers that will help to ensure that all key constituents have access to both the means and the expertise to successfully use electronic technology in a meaningful manner.

The survey was conducted electronically January 5-12, 2012, and the results represent responses from over 700 healthcare providers from across the United States. For an executive summary of IVANS 2012 Healthcare Provider Survey, contact Cecile Locurto at Cecile(dot)Locurto(at)ivans(dot)com or (203) 905-7330.

Attendees of HIMSS12 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV, February 20-24, 2012, who visit IVANS Booth #7101 can request a copy of the executive summary. In addition, IVANS will be demonstrating real-world implementations of nationally-recognized, standards-based interoperability technology championed by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Federal Health Architecture at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase in Hall G, Booth #11000.

About IVANS

Headquartered in Stamford, Conn. and a CMS approved vendor, IVANS, Inc. has more than 28 years of providing the property-casualty insurance and healthcare industries with fully managed network, electronic data interchange (EDI) and agency-company interface solutions to help solve complex business issues. Used every day by over half a million customers nationwide, IVANS LIME

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Kitchener, ON (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

For behavioral health care organizations in the United States using Athena Software’s Penelope case management system, getting reimbursed for insurance claims just got easier.

Pittsburgh-based technology company Cimend Information Systems has developed a program that will read the X12-835 electronic transmission of claim payments and denials, then update billing information in the Penelope application accordingly.

Cimend’s 835 tool is an add-on for use with the Penelope system allowing users to receive and process payments faster, with detailed reporting on payments (either full or partial) and denials. Penelope’s existing EDI feature allows users to easily create electronic 837 claims for submission to funders — the 835 program will now help organizations process electronic payments with equal speed and ease.

“We are so pleased to launch this product with Cimend,” said Diane Stanley-Horn, business development director for Athena Software. “Alongside our 837 claim-generation capabilities, Cimend’s 835 module will make billing and reconciliation for Athena clients even quicker and easier. Like Penelope, Cimend’s tool is also scalable to meet the different needs of different organizations.”

As with Penelope, the 835 Import System developed by Cimend is a web-based application protected by a 256-bit high security Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection and runs on Cimend’s virtual cloud servers, saving organizations the need to commit IT resources to maintaining the application. As Cimend president William Streiff explains, the system can also save valuable staff time as well.

“With the Penelope 835 Import System, organizations can quickly, accurately and securely import 835 files, eliminating the need for dedicated staff members to manually comb through each file. This process takes only a few minutes to run and can save hundreds of employee hours a year,” says Streiff. “The entire process is easy to use, requiring only two clicks of the mouse.”

Users of the 835 Import System access the application using a secure log-in, upload the 835 file from their workstation then download the uploaded file into Penelope in two easy steps. Reports on previous imports can be generated in multiple formats, including PDF, Rich Text and Microsoft Excel and Word. Reports can also be searched for relevant data or printed out for reference.

Organizations who purchase the 835 tool from Cimend also receive data storage, backup and restoration services as part of the package. The 835 Import System is compatible with the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010 transaction standards, which took effect Jan. 1, 2012.

The 835 payment processing tool was created and is licensed separately for Penelope clients by Cimend Information Systems.

COMPANY INFORMATION

Cimend Information Systems (http://www.cimend.com) provides worldwide consultation services evaluating IT systems and process redesign. Based in Pittsburgh, Cimend specializes in electronic medical record design and implementation for the healthcare field.

Athena Software (http://www.athenasoftware.net) is a global case management solution provider based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

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Stamford, CT (PRWEB) December 07, 2011

With the majority of Medicare Jurisdictions in the United States already participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) program, more healthcare providers are now turning to IVANS AuditDocs to save them hundreds of dollars and hours during Medicare audits. Using AuditDocs via IVANS LIME

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A safety campaign to stop the overuse of medical radiation on patients may lead to more review of protocols, more accreditation of imaging facilities and more widely shared standards on proper radiation doses, according to an expert panel at a radiology meeting Thursday.
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A safety campaign to stop the overuse of medical radiation on patients may lead to more review of protocols, more accreditation of imaging facilities and more widely shared standards on proper radiation doses, according to an expert panel at a radiology meeting Thursday.
msnbc.com: Health care

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