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September 29, 2012  5:52 PM

CMS’s warning on EHR billing fraud is a mistake chasing a mistake!



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, Coding and documentation, EHR fraud and abuse, Fraud and abuse, HHS, Medicare fraud and abuse, ONC, upcoding

HHS chief Kathleen Sebelius, and Attorney General Eric Holder, recently sent a letter to five hospital organizations --the American Hospital Association (AHA), Federation of American Hospitals (FHA), Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), Association of...

August 31, 2012  3:26 PM

CMS, a hero for influencing health IT adoption!



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, E-prescribing, Medicare

Recently I had a discussion on EHRs with a group of strangers at a party.  It was the old "what do you do?" question that started the conversation among this group that was unfamiliar to the industry.  It was discussed that a common link among us was that we all are patients. Then, I was asked,...


December 2, 2011  12:42 PM

December, already a month to remember in health IT



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health records, Meaningful use, MU stage 2

December can already be marked as a month to remember for those of us in health IT.   HHS leader Sec. Kathleen Sebelius' announcement that MU qualification is being extended until 2014 is sweet music to the ears of those in the industry still struggling with adoption of electronic health...


November 1, 2011  1:21 PM

Limiting EHR risk is great, but can I get a discount?



Posted by: AllinHIT
CMS, Compliance, EHR, electronic health record, Liability, Medicare, Rep. Tom Marino, Safeguarding Access for Every Medicare Patient Act

I will never forget a discussion I had with a physician about using the e-prescribe "refill status" to monitor medication compliance with her chronic disease patient population.  The doctor made it clear that she did not want this feature "turned on" with the practice's existing e-prescribing...


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