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Final MU 2 Rules Will Significantly Ratchet Up Vendor Costs

Scott Mace

A lot needs to happen before certified products are ready to be purchased and installed by providers, hospitals, and physicians. But vendor capacity is low and demand is high, so brace yourself for the inevitable economic consequences. >>>


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HHS Finalizes ICD-10 Deadline Delay

In issuing the final rule, the Department of Health and Human Services postpones until Oct. 1, 2014 the date by which covered entities must comply with ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. >>>

Final MU Stage 2 Rules Released

The final rule delays the onset of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria until 2014 and specifies the Medicare payment adjustments that will be made for healthcare providers failing to adopt the necessary certified electronic health record technology. >>>

Data Changes the Doctors' Game

For physicians, data sharing with the government is becoming essential. It will impact how they get paid, and whether they receive bonuses or are penalized. While the data collection process is crucial, it's fraught with uncertainty among providers. >>>

5 Healthcare Uncertainties Made Clearer

Healthcare business and finance discussions have centered on one thing lately: uncertainty. Now is a good time to catch up on how the industry's most vexing issues have progressed over what has been a busy summer from the halls of the Supreme Court to the physician group next door. >>>

3 Mobile Strategies for Growing Hospital Market Share

If your hospital is not already interacting with patients connecting via smartphones and other mobile devices, it may unintentionally be alienating a large group of patients—and future patients. >>>

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Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET


With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group & North Shore-LIJ how to assess your organization's existing structure, how to create a transition process, and how to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.

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News Headlines

ICD-10 deadline keeps momentum alive, C-suite engaged

Government Health IT, August 28, 2012

5 trends will reshape health IT in 2013

InformationWeek, August 28, 2012

Advanced EHRs vs. hospital quality of care

InformationWeek, August 24, 2012

EHR pilot seeks to standardize public health reporting

InformationWeek, August 24, 2012

VT healthcare exchange options to vary widely

VPR, August 23, 2012

WV builds out public-private HIN

Government Health IT, August 23, 2012

Jackson Health System explores outsourcing ER docs, billing and collections

Miami Herald, August 22, 2012

Health IT's next big challenge

InformationWeek, August 22, 2012

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