Word from Washington: Sights Set on ICD-10-CM/PCS

At its meeting on September 23 to September 24, 2014, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee addressed a number of new proposed ICD-10-CM/PCS codes and other code modifications, as well as implementation preparation updates from CMS.

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Study: Data Analytics Among Top Priorities for Healthcare C-Suite

More than two-thirds of healthcare decision makers said that data analytics is one of their organizations top three priorities, though implementation levels varied by organization size, according to a new report.

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CMS to Address Meaningful Use Worries Through Rulemaking

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that in response to stakeholder concerns about its electronic health record incentive program, they are considering proposals to ease provider burdens.

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SGR Discussions Commence in Congress

The Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee met last week to begin discussion on legislation that last year included language that delayed ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation to October 1, 2015.

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Family Sues Hospital, ABC for Violating Privacy with Reality Show

The family of a man who was filmed moments before his death by a reality show camera crew is continuing to seek legal action against the hospital and the network that airs the show.

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