AHIMA Seeking Comments on ONC/CMS Interoperability and Info Blocking Proposed Rules
Mar04

AHIMA Seeking Comments on ONC/CMS Interoperability and Info Blocking Proposed Rules

This article provides an overview of each rule, highlighting the key points in each. AHIMA’s Advocacy Team is working with partners in Washington, DC to draft AHIMA’s reaction to both rules. But AHIMA needs to hear from you to ensure the association is speaking on your behalf.

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CMS and ONC Release Proposed Rules on Data Exchange and Interoperability
Feb12

CMS and ONC Release Proposed Rules on Data Exchange and Interoperability

“At first glance, we are pleased that ONC’s information blocking rule acknowledges in its exceptions the importance of promoting the privacy and security of electronic health information, which is a core tenet of the HIM profession,” said AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE.

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Study Finds Coding Policy Changes Give Appearance of Reduced Hospital Readmission Rates

Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, which permitted the use of additional diagnosis codes, impacted hospitals’ risk adjustment scores, resulting in the appearance of lower readmission rates, according to the study authors.

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ONC Moving Too Slowly on Information Blocking, say Health IT Stakeholders

Health IT stakeholder groups are frustrated with what they see as lack of progress from the government in combating the practice of information blocking, according to a letter sent to ONC.

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White House Proposes Major Cabinet-level Agency Overhaul, Restructuring of HHS and CMS

The Trump Administration last week proposed a massive overhaul of federal agencies, which would—among other consolidations—restructure the Department of Health and Human Services and rename it the Department of Health and Public Welfare (DHPW).

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