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Big Data, Big Deal or Big Dread? And How Does It Impact Medical Billing?

What is Big Data, and how does it impact Medical Billing?Big Data is on a lot of people’s minds lately, including those of medical billing administrators. Social media news feeds are filled with stories that promise everything from a cure to cancer, to the downfall of personal privacy as we know it. So what is Big Data, and how does it have any application to the world of medical billing?…
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What We Can Learn From Recent High Profile Cyber Attacks

Cyber-attacks prove to us that protecting patients’ sensitive health information is extremely important. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society believes the average healthcare organization applies 3% of their IT budget on security, which is not enough. For the health care industry, recovering after an attack results in more than password changes, warnings, and a list of tips and investigations from the FBI. Just last year, the FBI warned health…
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Why I'm Not Looking for a Job - 3 Tips for Great Company Culture

As an employee of this extremely dynamic workplace with a culture that is unlike others, I’ve experienced first-hand the importance of being a part of a company where the culture is distinctively intentional. When first starting with ImagineSoftware, I could immediately tell something was very unique from anything I’d been a part of. Aside from mistaking the Vice President for the IT guy setting up my computer, my first day…
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Social Media Medical Compliance Tips

Physicians and practitioners understand communication is the key in maintaining a good relationship with their patients. Honest, sincere, dialogue has always been a precursor to successful management of health. Recent studies show that when a patient opens up and talks to their doctor, they have a better perception about themselves and the issues they may be facing. The question remains, how can we open different channels of communication and still…
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How to Stop Herding Cats and Start Gearing Up for ICD-10

Save the Date! ICD-10 goes live on October 1st, 2013, 2014, 2015! The third time's the charm! Now that there's a new compliance date, you may be wondering what's next. This is the time to take action and start testing not only your claim files, your whole process. A large focus has been placed on the changes coders will be facing, but coders are only as good as the information…
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Breast Cancer Awareness: Exposing the Myths and Uncovering the Facts

As you may be aware, breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Until the mid to late 1960s there was no specific test for breast cancer. Although x-rays were discovered in 1895, it was in 1956 that Robert Egan, a radiologist, developed a special film technique. The first mammogram machine was…
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Digital Communication Poses Possible Security Risks & How You Can Protect Your Practice

Microsoft's Southeast headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., hosted an InfraGard seminar where former Whitehouse CIO, Theresa Payton gave some interesting statistics. New forms of Malware are found ever 90seconds (most re-engineered) and anti-virus programs only catch a third of them. Two-thirds of breaches are due to human error with ninety percent of them coming from clicking on a bad link. Although these stats are chilling, the recent increase of hackings has…
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