If doctors could rely on crystal balls and peer into the genomics of each patient to prescribe the right treatment at the right time, then delivering Personalized Medicine (PM) would be easy and health, rather than disease, would be a way of life.
CMS.gov, the website for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, has a ICD-10 countdown clock running on its website. As of mid-April, it read something like: 170 Days, 9 Hours, 43 minutes and 47 seconds. But many practices are still scrambling to prepare for the Oct. 1 deadline.
Cancelled and missed appointments are a daily burden that disrupts the flow of patients and results in a loss of revenue for the medical practice. In fact, as much as $60 billion dollars in lost revenue can result from cancellations and no-shows.