Healthcare professionals play a significant role in providing answers and resources to the injured and chronically ill. These doctors, physicians, nurse and health professionals have dedicated their lives to protecting those in need. They are often placed at the forefront during life-threatening situations. Thus, having clear communication performing thorough examinations, and offering proper guidance is imperative.

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently released the 2014 OIG Work Plan, which addresses the various projects it will focus on during this fiscal year.

As we near the end of January, how prepared do you feel about the implementation of ICD-10 this fall? Although it may still be several months ahead, the October 1st deadline will be here before you know it, and now is the time to ensure that your organization has a plan in place. It may seem like an overwhelming task, but if you involve the right people, you’ll realize you have the resources to meet this deadline.  The following tips were taken from a presentation I attended at a regional HCCA conference titled, “ICD-10 for Non-Coders”, by Dr.

IT in Healthcare: ATS and HRIS Integrations with Background Screening

Information Technology (IT) is constantly evolving and is being used in some form or fashion in every industry in the world and healthcare is no exception. One area of healthcare that has a rising request is Human Resources and their desire to have background screening become integrated with their Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) to work seamlessly as one system.