Medicare Reminds Providers of End to ICD-10 Unspecified Codes Grace Period

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in a clarifying document released Thursday, reminded providers that flexibilities surrounding unspecified codes will indeed end on October 1, 2016.

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White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research
Aug17

White Paper: EHRs Not Pulling Their Weight in Precision Medicine Research

The failure of electronic health records (EHRs) to demonstrate substantial clinical and financial benefits—or be interoperable—is one of the key reasons precision medicine efforts aren’t succeeding, according to the authors of a “Viewpoint” article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Solving the Documentation Puzzle with Data Analytics
Aug17

Solving the Documentation Puzzle with Data Analytics

“It’s a beautiful day to save lives. Let’s have some fun,” so says Dr. Derek Shepherd (of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame) and with a smile on his face, gets on with his day’s activities—to help patients heal. I haven’t seen many doctors work, except in “Grey’s Anatomy,” but I have interacted with a couple of them.

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A Primer on Avoiding Sanctions for the Loss of Electronically Stored Information
Aug16

A Primer on Avoiding Sanctions for the Loss of Electronically Stored Information

I have also referred on several occasions to the December 1, 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In this blog post I want to focus on amended Rule 37(e) and how it will impact the loss of ESI in civil litigation.

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ONC Chief DeSalvo Leaving ONC, But Staying at HHS

Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, who up until Thursday was serving in two roles at the US Department of Health and Human (HHS), has stepped down as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).

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