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CentraMed Client Hospitals Adopt the Biometric Patient Identification Solution PatientSecure®

CentraMed has partnered with Florida-based healthcare technology company HT Systems to offer their biometric patient identification solution PatientSecure®, and is pleased to announce that two CentraMed client hospitals, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and Lafayette General Medical Center, both in Louisiana, have signed an agreement for the PatientSecure system. PatientSecure utilizes leading-edge palm vein pattern recognition … [Read More]

Countdown to 2014 Healthcare in Transition

By Jack Duffy Executive Vice President As we prepare to enter into a new year, we cannot help but reflect on the challenges 2013 brought to healthcare organizations. Many were required to reduce staff and say “good luck” to trusted colleagues. Unfortunately, the productive work these employees did every day remains for the ongoing team … [Read More]

2014 OPPS Final Rule Outcome for Collapse of E/M Levels

For 2014 CMS has finalized the collapse of the clinic visit codes. They have opted to not include Type A or B ED visits at this time. The national reimbursement rate for G0463 under APC 0634 is $92.53. CMS will continue to explore the ED visits and address in future rule making. For now, hospital … [Read More]

How Do Hospitals Operationalize the Two Midnight Rule?

Patient status is not new, the Medicare defined outpatient, observation and inpatient status has been in place for many years. This rule is to help practitioners and facilities identify and document the physician’s decision to have the patient treated in an outpatient (observation) or inpatient status. Operationally, the provider takes into account the patient’s history, … [Read More]

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