Timothy Noonan replaces Iliana Peters as the acting deputy director for health information privacy for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil rights on January 29.
former pharmaceutical executive and a former general counsel Alex Azar has been selected as the new HHS secretary by the Trump administration.
Rumors that federal health officials might make an announcement about the new ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation date at AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS and CAC Summit were addressed when Denise Buenning, MsM, acting deputy director, office of e-health standards and services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), capped off the summit with her closing presentation Wednesday afternoon.
Insurance companies are expressing opposition to a proposed rule mandating uniformity in the way that payers handle patient data.
The Senate has formally scheduled discussion and will vote on a bill that includes language delaying ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation until at least October 1, 2015. AHIMA has put out a call to members and other stakeholders to contact their senators and tell them to vote against the SGR bill and not delay ICD-10.