How do electronic health records fit into long-term care?

Though long-term care (LTC) facilities are not eligible for direct funding for electronic health records (EHR) under the meaningful use program, EHRs are gaining popularity in these settings. Adoptions of EHRs in LTC can reduce medication-related errors, improve clinical documentation, and better coordinate information exchange between healthcare settings, leading to improved resident-centered care.
Making the move to electronic can benefit your facility if you’ve done your research. Industry expert Maureen McCarthy, BS, RN, RAC-MT, recommends asking …

Visit the HCPro booth at AHCA for a chance to win a $500 gift card!

AHCA’s Annual Convention will be held October 16th-19th in Nashville. Come explore the latest news in healthcare technologies, services, and solutions for long-term and post-acute care providers and organizations. Network with industry professionals from all over the country at the AHCA/NCAL Welcome Reception, with plenty of music, food, and fun!
Stop by HCPro’s booth (#722) in the exhibit hall and enter our raffle. We’re giving away one Billers’ Platinum membership and one $500 HCPro gift …

CMS Long-Term Care Open Door Forum is Thursday, April 28, 2pm EST

The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum scheduled for:
Date:  Thursday, April 28, 2016
Start Time:  2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET);
Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time.
Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**

Opening Remarks

Acting Chair – Todd Smith (Center for Medicare)
Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications)

Announcements & Updates

FY 2017 Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities – Proposed Rule
FY …

CMS is providing a MLN Connects National Provider Call: Countdown to ICD-10

Thursday, August 27; 2:30-4 pm ET
Don’t miss the August 27 MLN Connects Call — five weeks before ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt will be opening the call with a national implementation update. Then, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen from the American Hospital Association (AHA) will be joining us with coding guidance and tips, along with updates from CMS.

National implementation update, CMS …