CMS: More Flexibility for MACRA Reporting Program Compliance

In response to numerous stakeholder requests for more time, CMS announced its plan to offer providers more flexibility in complying with the reporting periods tied to MACRA.

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Meaningful Use Attestation Penalties to Kick In October 1

Reductions in Medicare reimbursement will go into effect October 1, 2016 for eligible hospitals that have not yet attested in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.

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AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard
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AHIMA President Testifies to HHS on HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

NCVHS held a hearing Thursday, June 16 to help provide HHS with guidance on compliance with HIPAA’s “minimum necessary” standard.

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Inadequate Coding Means Medical Error-Related Deaths Are Underreported, Study Says

A high-profile new study, published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States—but that it is not listed as such because of the way cause of death is coded and reported.

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Electronic Prescribing Systems Are Error-Prone, Survey Finds

The very technology created to reduce medication prescribing errors has been shown to have subpar results in catching drug interactions, dosage mistakes, and other errors, according to a new report.

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#MyHealthID Campaign Was Just the Start of a Long Conversation

AHIMA has made an impression on Capitol Hill on the topic of voluntary patient safety identifiers, according to AHIMA’s Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, vice president, policy and government relations.

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