ONC Holds Contest to Create a Digital Model Privacy Notice Generator

ONC has launched a contest to build a simple, online Model Privacy Notice generator that mHealth and other digital health technology developers can use in their products.

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers Facing Increased Coding Compliance Scrutiny

Scrutiny of coding compliance in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from both Medicare and private payers has been on the rise in recent years.

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CMS Defers PQRS Penalties for Two Years Due to Quality Measures Error
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CMS Defers PQRS Penalties for Two Years Due to Quality Measures Error

Due to the high volume of new ICD-10 procedure and diagnosis codes released on October 1, 2016, the CMS was unable to update all of the PQRS measures. As a result, CMS will not penalize eligible providers or group practices that fail “to satisfactorily report for CY [calendar year] 2016 solely as a result of the impact of ICD-10 code updates on quality data reported for the 4th quarter of CY 2016.”

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AHIMA Extends CEU Reporting, Certification, and Membership Deadlines

Due to technical difficulties and increased demand on the AHIMA’s CEU Center and web store during this peak CEU earning and reporting period, AHIMA is extending the period where you can earn CEUs to January 31, 2017, from the original date of December 31, 2016.

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RHIT, RHIA Among Top Five Health IT Certifications for 2017

Both the RHIT and RHIA certifications were listed among the top five health IT certifications for 2017 in an assessment of health IT certifications and their value within the healthcare industry.

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Editorial: HHS Secretary Enumerates Achievements of Affordable Care

In a recent editorial, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell gave a broad overview of the achievements of the Affordable Care Act, touching on everything from health insurance exchange to accountable care organizations and health IT.

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