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Retire ICD-9 Before it Turns 40

Scott Mace

ICD-9, envisioned in 1975 and oblivious to all that has occurred in the ensuing 39 years of medicine, needs to go. Everyone in healthcare knows it. >>>


Editor's Picks

Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Battle

Hospital and ambulatory settings are finding that weight loss surgery can reduce the risk of cancer, cardiac disease, and diabetes in morbidly obese patients. >>>

CMS Resets ICD-10 Start Date

The Department of Health and Human Services "expects to release an interim final rule in the near future that will include a new compliance date that would require the use of ICD-10 beginning October 1, 2015. The rule will also require HIPAA-covered entities to continue to use ICD-9-CM through September 30, 2015." >>>

Hospital Rankings: The More, the Murkier

Once the stuff of health policy journals, hospital rankings based on public data are easily accessible to providers, payers, and patients. Therein lies the problem. >>>

Can Google Glass Get Any HIPAA?

Google Glass is a hip new accessory gaining acceptance in clinical settings, but before widespread adoption can take place, organizations must ensure that the wearable device is HIPAA-compliant. >>>

HIX Enrollment Data Shows Wide Variances Among States

Health plan enrollment nationwide beat HHS's expectations, but fell short on attaining two key goals of federal officials: enrolling Latinos and adults between 18 to 34 years of age. The differences from state-to-state were, in some cases, pronounced. >>>

Slideshow: The New Primary Care Model—A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of healthcare reform efforts. As the focus of reform shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role. >>>

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Webcast: Optimizing the ACO—Solutions for Workflow and Risk Management

Date: May 29, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Senior leaders from Virtua and Coker Group highlight ACO success stories and reveal proven strategies to improve performance and quality through a variety of technology solutions. Register Today >>>

News Headlines

MA discarding broken Obamacare site

The Hill, May 6, 2014

Healthcare nonprofit learns patient engagement game

InformationWeek, May 6, 2014

NY hospitals overcharge med records by $7M

Healthcare IT News, May 6, 2014

Telemedicine policy draws opposition from patient advocates, healthcare providers

Kaiser Health News, May 5, 2014

FBI, Inspector General investigators probing Cover Oregon HIX debacle

The Oregonian, May 5, 2014

Obama, Sebelius make fun of healthcare website failures at WHCD

The Washington Times, May 5, 2014 finished strong despite rocky start, enrollment data show

Kaiser Health News, May 2, 2014

Boston hospital fires contractor after data breach / Associated Press, May 1, 2014

Cloud, analytics improve breast cancer screening education

InformationWeek, May 1, 2014

Opinion: Technology made healthcare expensive. Can it now control costs?, April 30, 2014

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