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Changes to HIPAA and HITECH
How prepared are organizations to handle the changes in HIPAA and HITECH that now require all Business Associates to understand how their own subsequent Business Associates are handling ePHI?

Answer Question   |  February 21, 2013  4:03 pm
HIPPA, HITECH
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10 pts.

HITECH security breach reporting requirements
Is the HITECH act’s breach reporting requirement (based on the size of the breach) appropriate? Is it too strict or not strict enough?

Answer Question   |  December 14, 2012  7:51 pm
breaches, HITECH Act
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20 pts.

EMR ROI for a Private Practice: variables/factors
What is the estimated ROI for a single provider practice minus the Medicare/Medicaid incentives. Does it vary by the vendor? What are other variables?

Answer Question   |  November 4, 2011  4:01 pm
EMR, ROI
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5 pts.

What’s the penalty…
What’s the penalty for not having all the reporting functioning for all your providers in the Meaningful Use metrix by October 1 especially when that involves reprograming Practice Management information to fulfill documentation?

Answer Question   |  September 21, 2011  1:30 pm
PDS Cortex, penalties, Practice Partner
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5 pts.

RECs and health care vendor relationships
do RECs work with (or compete against?) health care vendors who already offer a “community” system (community system = data sharing amongst their own products, i.e., ambulatory, homecare and hospital)?

Answer Question   |  October 24, 2011  5:56 pm
Health information exchange, HIE, REC, Regional Extension Centers, Vendor collaboration
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25 pts.

HOW TO WALK THE LINE EFFECTIVELY IN HIPAA, ARRA, AND IMPLEMENT MEANINGFUL USE 2012/2013
It is so very hard to go through the mountains of paperwork for Medicare and the upcoming meaningful use with all it’s complex parts, and also have to worry about HIPAA and how to meet all our security needs with emr sharing across networks and so forth. What is the best way to approach this?

Answer Question   |  August 25, 2011  8:14 pm
ARRA, HIPAA, Meaningful use, Medicare
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20 pts.

What are the trends in outsourcing
What is Competition doing What do you Expect Competition to do in the next 12 months – markets, technologies and services?

Answer Question   |  July 4, 2011  5:13 pm
competitive strategy, India, IT outsourcing
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5 pts.

Meeting EHR adoption targets
What are some innovative ideas that individual states can use to significantly boost adoption rate for EHR by private clinics and practices where the mix of medicare and medicaid patient as a percent of the total population served is low?

Answer Question   |  July 11, 2011  7:32 pm
Adoption, ehr, EHR adoption, Medicaid EHR incentive programs, Medicare, State
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5 pts.

Which HIE/RHIO should a physician join?
Hi Many physicians in large metropolitan areas, or in areas that border two or more states, have a choice of a number of HIEs/RHIOs to join (and perhaps pay some membership/participation fee).  In some cases, they do not need to join all of them to access their patient’s data across the continuum and all hospitals...

Answer Question   |  May 23, 2011  6:35 pm
cost, HIE, Physician Practice, rhio, ROI
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5 pts.

Is a HIPAA Risk Analysis a project or a process?
With the emphasis on EHR meaningful use attestation, we’ve see a great opportunity for healthcare organizations to institutionalize their security processes? Agree? Here’s our take: http://wp.me/pymfm-D2

Answer Question   |  November 3, 2011  9:44 pm
Health IT security, HIPAA risk analysis, HIPAA Security Rule, HITECH, Meaningful use
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30 pts.

Potential repeal of HITECH funding, impact on meaningful use mandates?
I have a question regarding the GOP bill currently in legislation, standing to repeal HITECH funding. If this bill repeals funding under HITECH, does it also repeal meaningful use mandates? Or are the incentives and mandates linked, so that if the incentives and eventually the financial penalties disappear, so do the mandates? Any guidance is...

Answer Question   |  June 9, 2012  7:16 pm
HITECH Act
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10 pts.

New year with new majority leadership in DC
Is there a possibility for the healthcare reform law to be completely repealed?  Does this mean that all the changes or plans that healthcare insurance provides and care givers will need to put a hold until Washington release a game plan?

Answer Question   |  January 3, 2011  4:36 am
politics
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1,785 pts.

Impact of Medical Loss Ratios?
How will the Department of Health and Human Services medical loss ratio (MLR) regulations affect health plans and provider reimbursement?

Answer Question   |  December 7, 2010  4:11 pm
HHS, Medicare
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810 pts.

The year 2014 the year of penalties and reimbursement cuts
As we continue to get close to 2014, it is clear for everyone that not participating into the ARRA with MU will bring penalties for lack of participating in PQRI, e Perscribing, ARRA. Unfortunately these will become more significant. Are the penalties significant enough to justify going forward with EMR?

Answer Question   |  October 16, 2010  2:20 am
EMR, penalties
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1,785 pts.

How much money is needed from HHS?
In a new round of over 20 Million dollars in new funds to support EHR adoption, one must wonder how each of the states define the funds needed for their initiatives. From looking at the list you see a wide range from: Massachusetts granted $132,000 to Kansas and Iowa granted over $1,000,000.00

Answer Question   |  September 13, 2010  1:39 am
federal funds
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1,785 pts.

RECs- Serving physicians effectively?
A number of Regional Extension Centers are currently under development to help practices adopt EMR/EHR solutions and achieve Meaningful Use.  Are any of the RECs operational yet, and if so, what has been their success so far in attracting physicians and in serving the physicians effectively?

Answer Question   |  July 22, 2010  4:43 pm
EHR Integration, EHR systems, REC
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15 pts.

Regional Extension Centers effectiveness
To effectively encourage the adoption of electronic health records, should the regional extension centers expend who they support from the beginning and not limit to small practices and primary care only in the beginning?  What about the different specialties and larger groups?     

Answer Question   |  July 2, 2010  4:13 am
REC
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1,785 pts.

DMEs: Effectively Managing Data
Which software do you use for your orders/inventories/billing needs?

Answer Question   |  April 28, 2010  6:28 pm
DME, Medical, Medicare
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5 pts.

Unanticipated Meaningful Use Assistance for Physicians
Beyond the incentives, what help should be made available to doctors on their journey to Meaningful Use ?

Answer Question   |  April 27, 2010  4:27 pm
REC
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REC
5 pts.

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