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3 Common Uses and Misconceptions about AI in Medical Practices

Whether or not you are aware of it, you are using artificial intelligence every single day. It is something we are utilizing constantly, and it certainly is here to stay. Artificial intelligence helps you choose the best movie on Netflix, play your desired music via Amazon’s Alexa and filters the trending content on your personalized newsfeed on Facebook. These days Al is also performing business functions in several industries such as transforming business models and strategies. It is also included in healthcare, especially a physician’s practice. Al increases operational efficiency and improves patients experience. For non-techies, Al technologies like machine learning, neural networks and natural language processing can look scary and complex.

This might be true to some extent but there are simple Al technologies as well and these are capable of making a lot of difference in small sized and medium sized practices. Mostly, the working of these technologies is dependent upon identifying and mechanizing patterns. For example, these patterns are at times present in the airwaves, like you voice and may be detected in speech recognition. Al refers to computer algorithms which are capable of emulating a task performed by a human.

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For Health Systems, Disaster Preparedness Never Ends

Natural calamities such as the Hurricane Florence have taught us that healthcare organizations must always be ready to deal with such disasters. Hurricane Florence forced thousands of people to evacuate the area and many healthcare organizations and facilities had to cease their activities. Dealing with the injured people during such events is one thing and …

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All you need to Know about the Global Period and its Categories

What is the Global Period? Under the rule of Medicare physician fee schedule, procedures are paid inclusively according to a defined time period of either 10 or 90 days of the post-operative schedule. This is what we call ‘The Global Period’. It includes the value and services that have been provided as the pre- and …

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The Lawsuits and the Trump’s Expansion of the Short-Term Healthcare Plans

To block an expansion of short-term health plans proposed by the Trump administration, seven advocacy groups and healthcare industry filed the lawsuits prior to its execution date. Several different groups like the American Psychiatric Association, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, and many others professed that such policies that let short-term plans expansion to grow …

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Healthcare.gov to face downtime for maintenance, Pre 2019’s Open Enrollment

Healthcare.gov is reportedly scheduling an official downtime for the purpose of maintenance. Estimated to be held every Sunday, from the beginning of November to the end of December this year, the planned time period of offline maintenance is to be of 60 hours in total. The schedule, however, is not much different from the last …

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What Is Cataract And What Are The Surgical Methods For Its Cure

For all those who don’t know, cataract is a clouding of the clear lens of the eye. Victims of cataract are unable to see properly. Looking through a frosty window is the best description of the disease. Since it results in a clouded vision, this means you are most likely to have trouble reading, driving, …

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Procedures for Patient Discharges

Patient discharges are quite common if the patients fail to pay their dues. Since a practice administrator deals with the situation, most physicians are unaware of what the procedure of patient discharge entails. You might wonder if you are required to sign the letters of discharge. This, along with various other elements of the process, …

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Prioritizing Patients Over Paperwork and the E/M Coding Reforms

There has been a change proposed by CMS that would increase the amount of time clinicians and doctors can give to their patients by reducing the hassle of unnecessary paperwork, which they normally have to go through for billing Medicare. These changes intend to improve the healthcare system all over the country. They would also …

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