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August 04, 2015
A new poll by physician social network SERMO shows that most doctors say they are not ready for ICD-10, which goes into effect on Oct. 1, 2015.
June 29, 2015
Private insurance exchanges, which, unlike public exchanges, can address the needs of employers of all sizes, are gaining favor among businesses.
June 12, 2015
The costs of the top 100 most frequently billed discharges were part of recently released Medicare payment data documenting the year 2013.
May 08, 2015
In a podcast from the ATA annual meeting, ATA leaders expressed optimism because of telemedicine reimbursement.
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The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) is a clinical cataloging system that replaces its predecessor, ICD-9. Following a series of delays, U.S. healthcare regulators will require ICD-10 compliance on Oct. 1, 2015. Continue Reading
The Joint Commission is an independent group that presently accredits 20,500 healthcare facilities in the United States by performing onsite evaluations. Continue Reading
ICD-10-CM is a coding system used to categorize patients' illnesses and injuries and the treatment they receive in American hospitals. Continue Reading
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High costs and shortages of resources are two prominent reasons some providers haven't seriously considered starting telemedicine initiatives. Continue Reading
Albert Oriol, CIO of Rady's Children's Hospital, says the expansion of medical codes coming with ICD-10 should help produce more detailed data. Continue Reading
Health information exchange has yet to meet the expectations of some healthcare professionals and regulators. The ONC has a plan to fix that. Continue Reading
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There are a handful of groups that function as healthcare compliance resources and regulate rules and programs such as HIPAA and meaningful use. Continue Reading
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights will launch its first formal round of HIPAA audits. They will hit around 400 healthcare providers. Are they ready? Will they show compliance? What happens if they ... Continue Reading
We sat down with outgoing ONC Chief Privacy Officer Joy Pritts, who may surprise you with perspectives on health data security, patient privacy and her next act, post-ONC. Continue Reading
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The HHS Office for Civil Rights will unleash HIPAA audits on some 550 healthcare groups and business associates. Experts give tips on how to survive. Continue Reading
Why up to one-third of Open Payments data won't be available in the public database is one reason supporters and detractors alike are prodding CMS. Continue Reading
Read why providers should act now and not stall their ICD-10 implementation plans just because the deadline was extended another year. Continue Reading