ACA Ruling Maintains Medicare Accountable Care Organizations

Several pieces of ACA relate to HIM professionals’ work and facilities, including the provision that called for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide incentives for the formation of accountable care organizations (ACOs).

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OCR Encourages Patients to Access and Use Health Records

The director of the Office for Civil Rights, Leon Rodriguez, issued a memo reminder to patients that they have a fundamental right to access their health information. The memo, which included a list of resources and tips for accessing health information, was released in conjunction with the White House Patient Access to Health Data Summit held June 4.

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ICD-10 Trainers Offer Expert Transition Tips

A potential ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation deadline delay hasn’t slowed down many healthcare facilities’ efforts to adopt the new code set.

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VIDEO: ICD-10 Summit Warns of Documentation Gaps

Coding documentation gaps, and the best ways to fill them, are discussed in this ICD-10 Summit wrap-up video featuring an interview with Mary Stanfill, MBI, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, vice president of HIM consulting services at UASI.

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Government Presses for Blue Button Mobile App

President Obama announced the intent to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s Blue Button Program, which would allow patients the ability to receive text-based downloads of their medical records.

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