Going Green and Breaking Speed Records with RateFast

To date, the carbon footprint left by the entire field of medicine is quite large, and one could argue that it is a necessary evil. For example, you wouldn’t want a syringe that goes into your bloodstream to be made of recycled materials, or bags filled with biohazardous liquids to be made of compostable plastics.

When it comes to the environment though, we strongly believe that there’s always room for improvement.

RateFast is well adapted for a telemedicine workflow. When RateFast is used in conjunction with telemedicine, the potential for saving time, money, and the environment increases in orders of magnitudes. Continue reading Going Green and Breaking Speed Records with RateFast

athenaNet and RateFast: Logging in to RateFast from a Patient’s Chart and Importing Patients from athenaNet

This article is intended for employees at organizations who use RateFast in conjunction with athenaNet (athenahealth’s electronic health records system).

Logging in to RateFast from athenaNet

As discussed in our article on Logging in to RateFast for the First Time, you can log in to RateFast from any page in the athenaNet web application.

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athenaNet and RateFast: Logging in to RateFast for the First Time

This article is intended for employees at organizations who use RateFast in conjunction with athenaNet (athenahealth’s electronic health records system).

If your organization’s athenaNet account is integrated with your organization’s RateFast practice account, then logging in to RateFast is very simple.

When you are logging in to RateFast from athenaNet for the first time, please follow the steps below.
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Opioids and Workers’ Compensation

Millions of people in the United States are addicted to or dependent on prescription painkillers. It is important to note that not everyone dependent on painkillers have gotten there by choice. Many of these people started off with an injury, and were given a prescription of opioids or opiates from a physician for the pain.

We are in the midst of what has been called the “Opioid Epidemic” in the United States, which is a result of a web of factors. In this article, we will explore the causes of this epidemic, and how physicians in work comp have methods in place to prevent over-prescribing these powerful drugs to injured workers.

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RateFast Podcast: Welcome Change, Make Dollars, with DaisyBill

This article is a transcription of an episode of the RateFast podcast, which you can listen to by searching “RateFast” in iTunes or the iOS podcast store.

 

There are limitless options to modernizing workers’ compensation in the 21st century, and RateFast has the monumental front of impairment reports covered.

Another company helping to modernize this very complicated system is DaisyBill. With the workload that clinics are expected to perform when going through work comp claims, a lot of the billing process is left incomplete for the insurance carrier, which complicates issues. Another thing, is that billing review is sometimes ignored by clinics, which leaves money on the table that the clinic could potentially collect on.

We spoke with Sarah Moray, founder of DaisyBill, about what her company does to help make these billing difficulties seamless with her cloud based software suite.
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What We’ve Learned from Going National

RateFast has dived into the work comp systems of 7 different states nationwide. Each state has a different way of conducting workers’ compensation, from the method of recording when the injury happens, to how the medical provider determines MMI (which is known in many states as PPD or Permanent Partial Disability).

This article is about what we’ve learned from taking a look at the workers’ compensation system in multiple states.

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