FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Regulations Despite Healthcare Industry Concerns

Healthcare industry stakeholders are voicing concern regarding the FCC’s repeal of “net neutrality” regulations, noting that smaller organizations and vendors may not be able to compete with larger entities.

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AHIMA Releases Cybersecurity Action Plan as Survey Reveals Increasing Rates of Cyberattacks
Dec14

AHIMA Releases Cybersecurity Action Plan as Survey Reveals Increasing Rates of Cyberattacks

According to results of a startling new survey, four in five doctors (or 83 percent) have experienced a cyberattack of some kind.

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CMS Backtracks Value-Based Care Models

A final rule released by CMS on November 30 officially canceled both the Episode Payment Model and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model.

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Decoding Upcoding in the Emergency Department
Dec06

Decoding Upcoding in the Emergency Department

In a webinar from the Center for Health Journalism, Sarah Kliff and Niall Brennan discussed how murky “facility fees” and upcoding practices have contributed to a $3 billion rise in spending on emergency room fees between 2009 and 2015—despite a slight decline in the number of fees billed.

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EHRs Help Researchers Identify Source of C. diff Infections

EHRs can be a powerful tool in fighting hospital acquired infections, as one recent study shows.

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