HIPAA 5010: A Real Economic Challenge for Medical Practices
The Medical Group Management Association has sent a very powerful message on February 1, 2012 to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to take immediate action to help alleviate payment disruptions that have occurred due to the transition to HIPAA 5010.
Cloud computing is a topic that is getting a lot of attention lately especially when it comes to applying the technology to healthcare. With so many people weighing in on the topic, it may seem quite difficult at times to decipher what is myth vs. truth.
Preview of Proposed Rules for EHR Stage 2 Meaningful Use
There is a tremendous amount of anticipation among providers and health IT vendors for the official release of the proposed rules for EHR Stage 2 of Meaningful Use scheduled to be published later this month.
While the American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a halt to ICD-10, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is countering by urging all to stay the course toward the Oct. 1, 2013 deadline.
ICD-10 Conflict Taking the Form of a World Heavyweight Title Fight
Imagine the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas filled to capacity with enthusiastic fans awaiting the start of an epic boxing match. A heavyweight title fight for the ages that is sure to go down in history as one of the best of all time.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that 2,000 hospitals and 41,000 physicians have received $3.1 billion in incentive payments for the meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs).
The results of the health IT incentive program aimed at driving the adoption of electronic health records by hospitals and physicians have been “breathtaking,” Farzad Mostashari, MD, asserted in his keynote address at HIMSS12 on Thursday.
ONC Chief Expects Big Year Ahead for Data Exchange
Health information exchange will ramp up significantly in 2012 because the necessary elements of interoperability will be in place, ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, told the Health IT Policy Committee at a meeting Feb. 1.
The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, working with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, has launched a Privacy & Security Mobile Device project.
ONC Will Start Permanent EHR Certification in Summer 2012
With the Stage 2 meaningful use proposed rule still waiting in the wings, the certification team from ONC addressed HIMSS12 attendees Wednesday morning, delivering details on the agency’s efforts to move toward a permanent certification program for EHRs.