With the ICD-10-CM/PCS deadline two years away—almost to the day—results of a AHIMA new survey show that more organizations are getting their transitions in motion. Eighty-five percent of respondents to the August survey said that their organizations had begun work on ICD-10 planning and implementation, a significant jump from 62 percent one year earlier.
The Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs are picking up speed. The providers coming in—and the payments going out—increased rapidly between July and August, CMS reports.
For the first time the Office for Civil Rights has released figures on the “small” data breaches reported to it under the federal breach notification rule. Small breaches, it turns out, are very, very small.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published the final rule on the 2011 electronic prescribing (eRX) incentive program September 6, introducing new hardship exemptions that [...]
The online version of the September practice brief “Problem List Guidance in the EHR” includes a sample policy and procedure for problem lists. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to developing and using problem lists, but rather multiple approaches to be considered.
On October 1, 2011, ICD-9-CM will get its last close- up. That date marks the final regular update for the veteran code set. In 2012 ICD-9-CM [...]
Published in the September Journal, the 2011 Software and Health IT Guide is a special advertising section that promotes health IT software, products, and services.
Last year 82 community colleges launched health IT training programs in a hurry. After a slow and sometimes bumpy start, the programs are picking up steam and the students are graduating. Now comes the next test: are the jobs out there?