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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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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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HHS Administrator Says ICD-10 Deadline Won’t Be Delayed

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Providers, payers and claims clearinghouses can look for no relief from the looming, Oct. 1 compliance deadline for the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes, the head of the CMS said Thursday. But some case-by-case … Continue reading

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Environmental Intelligence Releases January 2014 EI Connections Newsletter

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

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2014 Outlook On Health IT

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Hospital leaders and office-based physicians will face daunting Healthcare Information Technology stress tests in the coming year. One test is underway for some, who have to meet stepped-up Stage 2 meaningful-use criteria for electronic health-record systems. For hospitals that had … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Transition – Cash Flow Is King

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Healthcare providers may face disruptions in their payments even if they are on target to operate using ICD-10 codes on Oct. 1, 2014.   Since providers will, and indeed need, to be able to pay rent and staff salaries if … Continue reading

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ONC Chief Says “No More ICD-10 Extensions”

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Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national coordinator for healthcare IT, asserted today there would be no extension of the deadline for switching from the ICD-9 medical coding system to ICD-10. The deadline for conversion would remain Oct. 1, 2014, Mostashari said … Continue reading

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The FAH Urges Field Testing Of Electronic Quality Measures Reporting

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The Federation of American Hospitals supports goals outlined by the CMS to harmonize reporting of clinical quality measures, but warned that selected measures should be field-tested before being implemented as part of national quality reporting and payment programs.The Washington, D.C.-based … Continue reading

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Medical Practices Remain Concerned Over ICD-10 Switchover

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Medical practices nationwide have expressed their concern regarding the impact of an ICD-10 switchover, according to a recent survey finding 96 percent of respondents concerned about the transition to the updated coding system. The Nuesoft Technologies sanctioned survey, “Attitudes Toward … Continue reading

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