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ONC Chief DeSalvo Charts New Course

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

Karen DeSalvo, MD, the national coordinator for health information technology, has proposed that ONC become “more forward-thinking.” At an April 8 Health Information Policy Committee, which she chairs, she urged the panel to consider what needs to change. DeSalvo suggested … Continue reading

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ONC Chief Vision Of An Interoperable Future

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Dr. Karen DeSalvo is a woman in transition. As the fifth head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, just four months into the job, she will oversee the winding down of many programs started and … Continue reading

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CMS Reports EHR Adpotion Drop In March

Posted on by Frank J. Rosello

The early adopters and even the late followers appear to have already joined the federal EHR incentive payment program and the holdouts or those not successfully participating are shaping up to be a significant number of providers, the latest CMS … Continue reading

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House Of Representatives Votes To Delay ICD-10

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In a surprise move, the House of Representatives approved an SGR fix bill that includes a delay to mandatory ICD-10 implementation until Oct, 2015. But not before a public display of political maneuvering that left many wondering if the bill … Continue reading

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CMS Feels Pressure Over ICD-10 Delay

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A new law that delays national implementation of the next-generation medical coding system known as ICD-10 has focused intense attention on the CMS to provide clarity for how hospitals, doctors and insurance companies should move forward.Without any debate on the … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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Environmental Intelligence LLC is pleased to release its March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter.  Please send your feedback or suggestions to contactus@goeillc.com. Click Here to view: March 2014 EI Connections Newsletter Want to automatically receive our monthly newsletter?  Click on this link to … Continue reading

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Proposed House Bill Would Delay ICD-10 Implemention To 2015

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The implementation date of the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes would be delayed by at least a year under a House Ways and Means Committee bill aimed at providing the annual fix to the … Continue reading

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ONC Proposing Voluntary EHR Certification For 2015

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At the same time that a huge coalition of health organization asks for more flexibility in the current phase of the EHR incentive program, federal health IT regulators are proposing a new, voluntary certification for 2015 that they think could … Continue reading

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CMS Provides Organizations With Meaningful Use Exceptions

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The federal government has provided relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exception rule in the Meaningful EHR Incentive Program. Eligible physicians and hospitals can apply for exceptions to anticipated penalties if their EHR vendor has not obtained EHR certification … Continue reading

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GAO Calls For Significant Strategy Changes To The CMS EHR Incentive Program

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The GAO recently took a swipe at the government’s Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, saying it lacked strategy and called for action to establish a strategy in order to achieve its goals, especially those aimed at improving care. Specifically, GAO … Continue reading

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