Medisoft Accounting Cleanup Utility

Medisoft Accounting Cleanup Utility

Medisoft Accounting Cleanup Utilitiy

One of the best new features in Medisoft Version 21.

Regardless of whether or not you inherited an accounting mess from another biller or the billing history has been neglected, Medisoft V21 is equipped with an accounting cleaning tool that will allow you to purge all transactions.  

Medisoft Backup

Medisoft backup, if you try to run a backup from a recent version of Medisoft (v18 – Medisoft v21), you may get a message saying that “A Medisoft backup is already in progress by [user].” There is a file called hotbackup.txt that gets created in the root of the medidata folder (on your server if you have Network Professional) during certain Medisoft backups,

Choosing the Best EHR Vendor in 2014

Having an electronic health record (EHR) system that works for you is more important now than ever.  If you are unhappy with your current EHR technology, you are not alone as, according to IDC Health Insights’ and MedData Group’s EHR Satisfaction Survey, 58% of ambulatory users are very dissatisfied, dissatisfied or neutral about EHR technology. 

ICD-10 Compliance Less than One Year Away

ICD-10 compliance is now less than a year away and a Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) survey showed that larger groups and facilities are being proactive while others seems to be taking their time (survey included over 500 responses from providers, vendors and health plans.) The delay in enacting ICD-10 negatively affected provider progress and WEDI Chairman Jim Daley stated that unless all stakeholders make a “dedicated effort”

Shopping for the Best-Priced Hospital

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has debuted a public online database of hospital charges for the hundred most common inpatient procedures.  The Obama administration’s efforts to bring transparency, accountability, and affordability to the healthcare industry under the Affordable Care Act have cast into sharp relief the large variances in medical billing charges from different hospitals,

Lyfechannel Wins HHS’ Mobile App Challenge

The Department of Health and Human Services recently named Lyfechannel’s myfamily app as the winner of its Healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge.  The challenge, sponsored by HHS’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and managed with help from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and healthcare IT company Health 2.0, sought software developers to design and create a mobile app that makes preventative care information and content from healthfinder.gov easily accessible and customizable.  

Data Breach at Utah DoH

Utah’s Department of Health has reported its second data breach within the past year.  This incident involved the personal information of approximately 6,000 Medicaid patients.

On January 10th, an employee of third-party contractor Goold Health Systems (which processes Medicaid pharmacy transactions for the state agency) saved Protected Health Information (PHI) onto a portable USB flash drive which was not encrypted.  

91 Charged with Medicare Fraud

The multi-agency Medicare Fraud Strike Force charged 91 people for allegedly participating in schemes amounting to almost $430 million in Medicare fraud.  The second such major raid by the government in the past few months netted doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals, some of whom were arrested while others surrendered themselves.

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McKesson Acquiring MED3000

San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. has announced plans to acquire MED3000, a developer of physician group management, billing, and revenue cycle tools based in Pittsburgh.  This comes a week after McKesson announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase MedVentive, a data analytics firm and provider of population and risk management tools for the healthcare industry.

Data Breach at University of Miami Hospital

The University of Miami Hospital (UMH) has disclosed that two employees were accessing patients’ personal information inappropriately and may have sold it to a third party.  According to officials at the hospital, the two employees, who were terminated immediately upon discovery of their activities, were taking data from “face sheets” used during patient registration.

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