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ICD-10: CMS won't deny claims for first year
Healthcare IT News : July 6, 2015, 10:34 am
In a surprise concession, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that it would work with the American Medical Association on four steps designed to ease the transition to ICD-10.
Despite longtime disagreements on the topic, CMS will now adopt suggestions made by none other than the AMA with regard to the code set conversion. Those changes concern:
ICD-10 & Coding
The 'fatal cost' of poor IT rollouts
Healthcare IT News : July 6, 2015, 8:10 am
Too often, health organizations "make rookie mistakes" in their technology implementations, writes Leapfrog President and CEO Leah Binder. And too often, these rollouts leave hospitals vulnerable to serious patient safety risks.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal on July 1, Binder lays out a familiar list of complaints.
Quality and Safety
MU, Cerner ink 10-year contract extension
Healthcare IT News : July 6, 2015, 7:59 am
The five-hospital University of Missouri Health Care based in Columbia, Missouri, announced it was extending its contract with EHR giant Cerner to 2025.
The contract, Cerner officials said, will focus specifically on population health, research and identifying cost savings for the health system.
Electronic Health Records
Get My Health Data campaign launches
Healthcare IT News : July 6, 2015, 7:56 am
As promised last month, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, and friends, launched on July 2, the Get My Health Data Campaign. The idea was to launch close to July 4 in order to declare the date as "Data Independence Day."
Policy and Legislation
Nursing homes get help with HIE
Healthcare IT News : July 6, 2015, 7:25 am
While nursing homes have traditionally been one of the weakest links when it comes to health information exchange and care coordination, a new project aims to help improve those facilities' electronic communication with hospitals.
Health Information Exchange (HIE)