While a firm announcement date has not been determined for the final ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance deadline, AHIMA’s Advocacy and Policy staff in Washington, D.C. are closely monitoring a variety of governmental communication outlets and regulatory bodies in anticipation of an ICD-10-CM/PCS compliance date final rule. In this article, Dan Rode, MBA, CHPS, FHFMA, AHIMA’s vice president of advocacy and policy, gives an update on the delay decision process.
As the federal health IT regional extension centers work furiously with providers across the country to implement health IT systems, the New York REC is leading the pack in fulfilling the ultimate mission of all RECs—helping providers to “meaningfully use” health IT and gain federal incentives.
Legislation has been introduced in Congress that seeks to extend eligibility for the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program to providers that treat for behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has posted to its Web site an updated version of its Quality Data Model (QDM) and Style Guide, currently available for public comment until July 16. The QDM is an information model document developed to act as a guide for the effective automation of electronic health record (EHR) use.
HealthInfoNet, the state-level health information exchange (HIE) for Maine, recently became the first statewide HIE in the nation to support medical image sharing such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, mammograms, and others.