Report: Joint Commission-Accredited Hospitals See Safety, Quality Measures Improvements

American hospitals have continually been improving their performance on key quality measures, according to a new report from the Joint Commission.

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Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Impacting Health Record Privacy, Documentation, and Exchange
Dec07

Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act, Impacting Health Record Privacy, Documentation, and Exchange

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to pass the “21st Century Cures Act” by a vote of 94 to 5. The act, which is largely devoted to regulations surrounding medical device and prescription drug approval, has numerous implications for health information management (HIM) and health IT professionals.

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The Role of HIM in MACRA
Dec01

The Role of HIM in MACRA

As providers gear up to meet reporting requirements under MACRA’s new Quality Payment Program, HIM stands to play a prominent role in the transition to value-based care.

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AHA Reiterates Support for Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act

The American Hospital Association has authored a letter to Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) reiterating their support for the Electronic Health Record Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173).

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MLB Moves to Standardize Medical Information After Padres GM Suspended

The MLB is moving to “standardize the medical information that must be shared during trade negotiations,” according to CBS Sports. This move comes on the heels of the 30-game suspension of Padres general manager A.J. Preller, who was sharing a “bare minimum” set of medical information with potential traders while keeping the team’s detailed records internal only.

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President-Elect Names HHS, CMS Appointees

The president-elect has announced his picks to lead HHS and CMS, including an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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