First Medicare EHR Incentive Payments Total $75 Million

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 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The payments were made May 19 to 320 individuals and hospitals that registered in the first two weeks of the program. Eligible providers began reporting their performance on April 18, the day CMS opened the online attestation...

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Additional SSN Resources

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 chronological list of SSN legislation. Appendix B outlines legislation the federal government has passed restricting or prohibiting SSN use. Appendix C lists the laws states have passed restricting SSN...

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June 2011

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.

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