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As a Business Development Representative here at CareCloud, I answer many great questions about our medical practice software and services over the phone, by email and through real-time chat on CareCloud.com.

One question that I get all the time, and one of my favorites to answer is: What makes CareCloud different?

So here’s a quick look at what makes CareCloud unique:


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Although stopping short of naming names, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a report that charges many healthcare stakeholders with ‘information blocking.’ Some hospitals, providers and technology vendors, they say, intentionally act to prevent or discourage the appropriate exchange of health data between different systems.

At CareCloud, we applaud ONC’s move to call some industry players to task for restrictive data practices. We believe an open platform drives the greatest innovations in healthcare technology and the best outcomes for patients. In fact, it’s a core part of our mission:


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“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.”

We love this anonymous quote. The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) also found it relevant enough to include it on their new report on how to improve the way consumers and providers interact financially.

Members of the HIMSS Revenue Cycle Improvement Task Force shared their vision for rethinking the revenue cycle with the health IT industry at #HIMSS15, the 2015 annual conference in Chicago. If you’re at #HIMSS15, share your thoughts on this new approach at a “community feedback” session from 8:00 – 9:00 on Wednesday, April 15th.


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Like a lot of things in life, it’s better to catch a problem early before it snowballs. When it comes to a medical billing claim, getting it right the first time could be the difference in whether you ever see that money.

That’s because 50% to 65% of denied claims never get worked, according to the Medical Group Management Association. A lack of time or knowledge about how to effectively dispute denials prevents many practices from collecting all the revenue they deserve, adds the MGMA.


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We here at CareCloud are very excited to announce a new partnership with MCIS – a healthcare technology firm established from the renowned Marshfield Clinic, one of America’s largest medical groups. This collaboration represents another milestone as we continue to grow, innovate and offer powerful solutions to larger, multispecialty medical practices nationwide.

The complete, cloud-based solution from this partnership offers clinical, financial and administrative benefits for ambulatory medical practices across dozens of specialties, including:


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Moving true health IT interoperability forward is going to take a coordinated effort. So what’s the plan? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT described their vision in a comprehensive draft report released in January.

Want to know the gist without reading the full 166-page report? Not to worry. ONC also created an informative, easy-to-read infographic.


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Meaningful Use Stage 3 launches

CMS recently released its Stage 3 Meaningful Use proposed rule and it appears to address some of the most vocal criticism from industry stakeholders regarding final rules for Stages 1 and 2.

The new rule aims to:

* Simplify meaningful use reporting periods
* Promote greater EHR interoperability
* Drive more and better healthcare analytics


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Conway and Shalala speak at conference

Patrick Conway, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, recently sat down for a Q&A with Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami, at “The Business of Health Care” conference.

“I’m CMO at CMS for 4 years,” Dr. Conway said. “Which means if I make it another year, I’ll be the longest serving Chief Medical Officer in CMS history. And at CMS it’s like dog years, so it feels more like 28.”


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