The regional extension centers—created through federal grants to help small providers and hospitals select, implement, and use health IT—have several years remaining on their contracts. However, [...]
The meaningful use program makes a good start at getting patients more information about their health, but advocates are already looking for a higher bar in stage 2. A first draft of those criteria are out, reviewed in this follow-on article to the February cover story.
ICD-10-CM should prove familiar to most ICD-9-CM users and very approachable for new learners, writes Steven J. Steindel, PhD, FACMI. He offers a different perspective on learning the new code set by approaching it in its two distinct sections: clinical and nonclinical.
More than 60 regional extension centers are up and running, offering providers assistance in implementing health IT. Find your state’s REC with this interactive map.
The online version of the November-December practice brief “Migrating from Paper to EHRs in Physician Practices” includes a checklist that can help physician practices migrate all the [...]
The regional extension center program might have some people experiencing déjà vu. Granted, the REC program is an unprecedented attempt by the federal government to transition [...]
Physician practices that implement EHR systems have decisions to make on managing their old paper records. Will they bring some forward into the EHR and keep [...]
The oft-delayed Red Flags Rule, scheduled to take effect November 1, may be in for a major change. A bill that passed the US House October [...]