Proposed Bill Would Reduce Penalties, Hardship Exemptions for Meaningful Use

New proposed legislation would loosen the more stringent “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program requirements that kick in as time goes on, allowing Medicare physicians to more easily participate in the program without facing financial penalties.

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Health IT Will Proliferate Despite Changes to Healthcare Reform Legislation

Speculation and uncertainty about the future of healthcare continues to grow among stakeholders, but some healthcare trends relevant to HIM stand to continue growth regardless of potential legislative upheaval.

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Congress Eases Ban on Patient Identifier Development in Spending Package

After years of advocacy by AHIMA, lawmakers, and other stakeholder groups, Congress recently took steps moving the nation toward a more comprehensive way to accurately match patients to their health information.

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Proposed Legislation Expands Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Services

A bipartisan group of Senators are trying to advance legislation that would better fund telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.

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New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy
Mar15

New Legislation Threatens Employees’ Genetic Testing Privacy

Employees’ previously protected genetic testing information might soon be up for grabs by their employers under a new bill recently approved by a US House of Representatives committee, according to the bill’s detractors.

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