Today’s new federal healthcare laws have created some challenges for the medical industry in Houston, TX and throughout the country. Specifically, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) dictates that there must be an electronic medical record, or EMR, in place for every United States resident by 2014. Any medical entities that do not comply with this law run the risk of serious penalties.
If your organization is heading toward non-compliance, The Document Group’s professional medical scanning services can help.
From Paper to Electronic Image With Digital Scanning
Our top-of-the-line Cannon digital scanners can quickly turn the largest piles of paper documents into electronic images that can be stored on a customer’s internal database or document management system. We fully understand the new healthcare laws so all of our scans are HIPAA-compliant to protect patient confidentiality.
Scanning services we offer to the medical industry include:
- Physician Notes
- Patient Charts/Records
- Medical Charts
- Lab Results
- Imaging Results
- Ambulance Call Reports
- Explanation of Benefits (EOBs)
- Insurance Bills
- Accounting Records
Incentives Available For Health Records Scanning
In addition to avoiding penalties, certain hospitals and medical professionals in the Medicare and Medicaid community can receive incentive payments for switching to electronic health records.
The list below outlines who is eligible for these incentives in each area.
- Eligible Medicare Entities
- Doctors of medicine, osteopathy and pediatric medicine
- Doctors of dental surgery or medicine
- Doctors of optometry
- Critical Access Hospitals, CAHs and Medicare Advantage hospitals (Incentives are paid under an inpatient prospective payment system or IPPS.)
- Eligible Medicaid Entities
- Certified Nurse-Midwives
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants (settings vary)
- Hospitals with at least 10 percent Medicaid
Records Management For The Twenty-First Century
Make no mistake, EHR compliance is unavoidable. However, health records scanning has become an important part of quality health care practices for both patients and practitioners in today’s digital age. Benefits include better protection of health records, quicker retrieval time, simultaneous access by physicians, fewer lost files, and reduced filing space.
The Document Group Can Handle It All
When you’re ready to move to EHR, we’ll handle everything without any interruption to your patient medical care or billing services. Once we’ve completed our initial scanning services, we can help maintain your system by handling new records as they arrive.
Let the Document Group be your go-to source for health records scanning today and in the future. Connect with us now for a free quote!