Following concerns from physicians and some US senators, CMS says it will do end-to-end ICD-10 testing with a small sample group of providers selected to represent "a broad cross-section of provider types, claims types, and submitter types." >>>
In a letter citing concerns for patient safety and a lack of vendor support, more than 40 physicians groups and medical associations are urging HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to allow more time for Meaningful Use attestation. >>>
Building electronic health record systems that comply with the federal Meaningful Use program is a daunting task for providers large and small. But basic "regulatory compliance is a far larger day-to-day challenge" than fighting fraud, says one health system CIO. >>>
Poor coordination among providers, payers, and federal regulators is making it difficult for HR to perform its part in ICD-10 preparation. The strategic way forward is to proactively assess your organization's needs and immediately start recruiting, training, and retaining HIT and coding professionals. >>>
The CFO of a medical center in Idaho shares three strategies he has implemented to reduce the cost of delivering care and to maximize his organization's resources. >>>
The deadline to buy insurance for 2014 on the public health insurance exchanges is March 31. Reaching out to the uninsured and convincing them to enroll is a make-or-break effort for the hallmark federal healthcare reform program. >>>
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