ONC Head DeSalvo Leaving to Support Ebola Response Efforts

The National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, has been named the Department of Health and Human Services’ acting assistant secretary for health to become part of the Obama administration’s Ebola response effort.

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Texas Hospital Updated EHR Protocols in Wake of Ebola Misdiagnosis, Death

The Texas hospital that treated the first patient in the US to die from Ebola announced changes in its electronic health record workflow intended to flag patients at risk for transmitting the disease.

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Reporting on CMS 1500 with no CPT/HCPCS Level II C

If a surgeon performs a procedure for which there is no CPT code and no HCPCS Level II code, what code should be reported on the CMS 1500 form?

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Patients Eager to Provide Feedback on EHR Medication Reconciliation Practices, Study Finds

Patients who were given access to their medication lists in their electronic health records were eager to give physicians feedback—which helped prevent harmful interactions—a recent study found.

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ONC Announces Appointment of New Chief Privacy Officer

Lucia Savage has been tapped to replace Joy Pritts as the new chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the agency announced Tuesday.

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