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What do you think of when you hear the term “health care”?

There are so many facets to this term that each person’s answer could be vastly different given their personal experience and involvement in health care. So much goes into health care that it has evolved to become an extensive web of intricate nuances and complexities, and that web continues to grow every day.

This map, which illustrates the many different elements of health care from a CIO’s perspective, shows just how complex it is. The Mobile Health section in blue lists out much of what we write about, like hospital mobility, mobile apps, electronic visits, and communication, in the charge capture blog. Other sections are just as relevant with Consumer Health (electronic messaging), Interoperability (application integration), and Payment Reforms (ICD-10 and HIPAA).


Source: CitiusTech
Transitioning to the new ICD-10 code set without a mobile charge capture strategy is like traversing a snowstorm without a shovel. You will get through it (eventually), but it won’t be easy.

With the ICD-10 transition looming later this year, practices are scrambling to get a plan into place. Mobile charge capture can be an important part of that transition for doctors who see patients in hospitals and other locations outside of their office.

When providers are in the clinic environment, there are practice management and medical billing services to keep them organized and efficient with charge entry. But when providers work outside of their office’s four walls to see patients, they often revert to disorganized and inefficient systems of paper, spreadsheets, phone calls, and text messages… napkins, even. Mobile charge capture replaces these systems with intuitive software. It extends the practice to the hospital and the hospital back to the practice, so providers can stay on top of everything in real-time and communicate efficiently from their smartphones and tablets.

It might seem easier to ignore the snowstorm of ICD-10. But addressing your needs now by applying a good mobile charge capture strategy will make the transition smoother and easier.

Read the full article about how mobile charge capture can feel like a day at the beach with your transition to billing with ICD-10: http://www.athenahealth.com/blog/2014/01/29/icd-10-transition-the-benefits-of-a-mobile-charge-capture-strategy/