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Provider Databases: A National Problem

Monday, March 24th, 2014 | Permalink

Much of the improvement in health care and efficiency rests on the foundation of accurate and up-to-date Provider information for efficient and error free billing, medical records and transcription…and even more importantly on long term patient ‘Continuity of Care’.

The emphasis on accurate Provider information has exposed weaknesses: a 2013 OIG report* found that 48% of Medicaid’s NPPES provider databases contain errors; California was forced to remove its Physician Directories from its state run Health Information Exchange (HIE) because of inaccuracies; and recently the ONC sponsored HIE Provider Directory Workgroup disbanded without any serious, feasible recommendations for implementation. (more…)

 

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