Feedback on accountings of disclosure the Office for Civil Rights solicited last year offers insight into the provider and consumer experience with accountings to date. That experience shows in OCR’s newly proposed rule, which seeks to both ease the burden and improve the information.
Effective July 1 the federal government will prohibit Medicaid payments to the states for services treating healthcare-acquired conditions. Compliance begins July 1, 2012. The Centers for [...]
Perhaps it’s not the biggest challenge within the proposed modifications to the accounting of disclosure provision, but it will require planning and budget. As the implementation [...]
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has been named the ONC Approved Accreditor for the meaningful use program. It will be responsible for accrediting organizations to serve as official ONC certifiers of electronic health record technology.
On Wednesday, June 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a proposed rule that would modify its Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program to better align [...]
More than 300 healthcare providers received $75 million in the first payments made under the Medicare EHR incentive program, according to numbers released May 26 by [...]
The online version of the June practice brief “Limiting the Use of the Social Security Number in Healthcare” includes three additional appendixes. Appendix A provides a [...]
There are two basic approaches to the ICD-10 transition: (1) a late, mad scramble to get systems converted before the deadline; or (2) an intentional cultivation that uses the transition to improve business processes, documentation and clinical care. Three organizations offer a picture of the latter approach.