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Industry Insight
McKesson Announces Expansion of EHR Software
Give-Away Program

McKesson has announced the expanded, nationwide rollout of its McKesson Gives Back program, a philanthropic initiative designed to recognize and reward physician practices that provide unreimbursed health care to America’s neediest citizens. Initially launched in November 2012 in select cities, the program now is available to physicians and clinics across the United States to support providers delivering care to underserved and uninsured communities.

Physicians and clinics selected by the McKesson Gives Back program are provided with McKesson Practice Choice, a fully integrated, Web-based EHR and practice management solution that gives providers clinical, financial, operational, and patient tools to help manage their practices and provide quality care.

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Editor's E-Note
There are apps for seemingly everything these days. You can summon a taxi and book a spot at your favorite eatery. Health care may have been slow to the game, but now that it’s arrived, there’s no telling where the innovation will lead.

For example, speech recognition apps can make life easier for physicians on the go. However, according to this month’s E-News Exclusive, it’s wise to consider these technologies as just one element of a complete documentation strategy.

Lee DeOrio, editor
E-News Exclusives
Speech Recognition Apps: Only One Piece
of a Total Health Care Solution

By Peter W. Sorrento and Tim Palmer

There are hundreds of speech recognition applications available for today’s smartphones. Some of these apps offer unique functions, but their primary utility is to transcribe voice into text. Advanced apps can help users write text messages, compose e-mails, and perform phone functions using voice.

While apps such as these are useful for basic communication, the dictation and transcription demands of clinical documentation and coding are much greater. To streamline and improve the accuracy of health care workflows, including documentation, coding, and billing, voice applications should comprise only one part of a multifaceted digital dictation and speech recognition solution that is integrated with the organization’s clinical and financial IT systems.

Speaking into a smartphone to create simple reminders or compose a quick text is convenient. For patient care and revenue cycle management, however, providers need to consider professional voice productivity tools designed specifically for the health care industry and its unique workflows.

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Industry Insight
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Ask the Expert
Have a coding or transcription question? Get an expert answer by sending an
e-mail to edit@gvpub.com.

This month’s selection:
I am new to coding biopsies from saturation prostate cases. With G0416 10-20 biopsies, what is the correct way to code 12 separately identified containers?

On the lab side, I need to know whether we should be worried more about the number of biopsies and not how they were obtained. The change in the number of biopsies seems to have caused confusion.

We need help with which code to use and when either 88305 or G0416 should be used on biopsies not from saturation procedure.

We are receiving 12 biopsies in a quadrant approach: left and right each base, mid, apex, then right and left each lateral base, mid, apex.

So, per article, we are wondering, even if these are not clinically coded saturation biopsy cases, do we still need to use the G code for the 10-12 containers?

Kathleen T. Randall, CT(ASCP), BS, CPC
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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AHDI Conference News
Documentation Experts Address Pressing Issues
By Susan Lucci, RHIT, CHPS, CMT, AHDI-F

The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) recently celebrated its 35th year, with its annual conference kicking off on Wednesday, July 31 with the national leadership board meeting and leadership summit where attendees were provided with an update on the association’s key focus areas.

The AHDI is launching a rebranding of its credentials from registered medical transcriptionist (RMT) and certified medical transcriptionist (CMT) to registered health care documentation specialist (RHDS) and certified health care documentation specialist (CHDS). The CMT is not being retired, and those who currently have that credential may keep it if they wish.

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Health Information Management Manager — Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Brook Road Campus, Richmond, VA
Medical Records Technician (Coder) — James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Tech & Tools
Patient Whiz App for iOS
Savvier Health’s Patient Whiz app empowers individuals with no medical background to optimize their health. Features include encrypted security, multiple user profiles to keep an entire family's health records in one place, nutrition and exercise logs, preventive medicine checklists and an adult vaccine schedule, audible alarm reminders to refill medications and keep doctors' appointments, an appointment checklist that summarizes each visit, an acute care visit navigator that preps users on how to communicate with physicians and expedite diagnoses, the ability to scan EKGs and lab results directly into the app at the point of service, and the ability to record visit details, questions, and physicians’ instructions so users can hear them again and e-mail themselves a copy of the voice file. Learn more »

Physicians Interactive Omnio iPad app
Omnio, a personalized point-of-care tool by Physicians Interactive, is designed to be the modern-day digital black bag for clinicians to have one-tap access to their favorite mobile tools, saving time spent finding the medical app they need. Omnio's content includes drug look-up, dosing recommendations, medical calculators, drug interaction, formulary information, disease reference materials, and specialty news feeds. The offerings are personalized by profession and specialty to identify the most relevant resources from publishers, peers in health care, and professional associations. Clinicians can bookmark and tag these key resources, which range from books to medical calculators to entire websites. Learn more »

Heart Smart Apps
• The Daily Cardio Workout app offers five to 10 minute daily cardio routines for both men and women that are demonstrated by a personal trainer.

CardioTrainer keeps track of indoor and outdoor activities and results on the go. It reviews workouts on an advanced GPS and pedometer with statistics such as distance, speed, and number of calories burned.

Cardio Buddy is a camera­based app that measures heart rate in real time based on changes in facial coloration, instantly provides pulse results and visualizations, and helps users measure and track their overall heart health by offering a history of readings and analysis that provides a complete picture of cardiovascular health.

MapMyRun offers professionally developed training plans for all distances and ability levels, including running, walking, and 5K and 10K plans.

ITGO features dual music playlists for fast and slow intervals in addition to voice, beep, or custom prompts; double vibration on the iPhone; and concentric dial timers that include separate interval timers as well as a session timer.

BeatBurn uses beat-sync technology, changing the beat of your music to perfectly match your pace.
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