Legal consequences abound at every corner in healthcare. This monthly column presents examples of what those consequences can be.
The year preceding the ICD-10 compliance date was filled with a myriad of challenges for health information management professionals, from department heads to coders, regarding ICD-10 implementation. Even with all these activities, our commitment to ICD-10 compliance is just beginning.
Keep up with the latest on information governance as this key strategy emerges for addressing a myriad of information management challenges in healthcare.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will be ending the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program in 2016. The announcement—delivered by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt in a speech at a J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday—follows months of requests from physician and other health stakeholder groups to slow the program down and loosen its requirements.
Now that ICD-10 is officially here and everyone is using it, we can really start to dig into the details and take advantage of all it has to offer. This month’s Code Cracker offers some tips for how to make the most of the year ahead.