The American Medical Association announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include a new administration code that is unique to a potential third dose of the current COVID-19 vaccine offered by Pfizer.Read More
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Patient ID Now, a coalition of leading healthcare organizations is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives removed, for the third consecutive year, the longstanding ban in its Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill that has stifled innovation around patient identification for two decades.
The Sequoia Project, selected by the ONC as the Recognized Coordinating Entity to support the implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, published a draft of the QHIN Technical Framework for stakeholder feedback.
A new ASTM International standard will support the characterization of engineered gold nanoparticles used in advanced technologies, including biomedical applications.
Fourteen national health stakeholder groups in a letter on July 20, 2021, praised the reintroduction of a bipartisan House bill that will accelerate Medicare’s move to value-based payment by boosting accountable care organizations and other alternative payment models.
AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, issued the following statement recommending AAMC members require vaccinations for Medical Schools and Teaching Hospital Employees.
NAACOS Statement on CMS’s Proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took the appropriate step by proposing to roll back changes that the agency finalized last year in how accountable care organizations (ACOs) report and are measured on quality.
Achieving health equity, eliminating disparities, and improving health outcomes for all are long-standing goals of CMS and the National Quality Forum. With funding from CMS, NQF continues its focus on these priorities through new work incorporating health equity into the Measure Applications Partnership.
Holy Name Medical Center’s emergency department is now live on the hospital’s new internally developed electronic health record platform powered by Medicomp’s Quippe Clinical Data Engine. Visit Medicomp at HIMSS to view the new Holy Name EHR.