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.
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.
“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.
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.
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).