ICD-10 Is a Go

After several delays, much debate and worry from providers across the nation, ICD-10 finally seems to have the green light, at least based on the interpretation from 2 senators of the recently released report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) feel that the conversion will meet the October 1,

Meaningful Use Audit Information

Any provider who received electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program or the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program may be subject to an audit.  According to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website (cms.gov) Figliozzi and Company will be performing the meaningful use audits and if you are selected for an audit,

ObamaCare – Thumbs Up or Thumbs down?

In my opinion, (and without taking sides of the political table), the jury is still out on whether or not ObamaCare is a good thing or not.  From a consumer standpoint, the rise in costs is certainly not a good thing.  While I understand that health plans now have to cover more conditions/illnesses than they did before since ObamaCare eliminates pre-existing conditions and that might be why the cost is going up,