CMS recently completed a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to people with Medicare. The new cards support the agency’s work to protect personal identity and reduce fraud and abuse. The post CMS Finalizes New Medicare Card Distribution Ahead of Deadline appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Robert F. Bacon – The provider community has been begging for documentation reform for over 20 years, and there is no question that simplifying the complex requirements of clinical documentation is necessary. The post Trouble Ahead: The Unintended Consequences of the Proposed E/M Changes appeared first on RCM Answers.
SHIEC, a national collaborative representing health information exchanges, announced the addition of three new HIE members: HealthInfoNet (Maine), OneHealthPort, (Washington) and WISHIN, (Wisconsin). The post SHIEC Announces Three New HIE Members Ahead of 4th Annual National Conference in Atlanta appeared first on Health Data Answers.
By Gopal Khanna – Recently, I marked my one-year anniversary as Director of AHRQ. In reflecting on how we can build on what we’ve achieved so far, I’m impressed with many things, including how quickly the year went by! The post Looking Ahead: Continuing To Build AHRQ’s Future appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, […]
By Stephen Matheson – From WannaCry to the Equifax breach, cyberattacks dominated headlines in 2017. As cybercriminals look for new ways to breach data networks, hospital IT departments will continue to be the last line of defense in the ongoing cyberwar for highly-valued patient data. The post The Management of Healthcare Data in 2018: A […]
By Grant Elliott – Healthcare data breaches account for over 22% of the data breaches so far in 2017. To put a number on it, that’s nearly 2 million health data records. If you’re looking for an idea of what’s to come the remainder of 2017 and on into 2018… The post The Road Ahead: […]
By Jim Tate – I’ve been holding off writing this post for a few months. Usually I am writing about dry topics like regulatory compliance and governmental policy. But something else has been on my mind. The post Politics, Healthcare, and Friendship The Road Ahead appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
CMS has been sharing guidance to help providers and industry members participate successfully in ongoing CMS health IT initiatives. The post Looking Ahead to the EHR Incentive Programs Beyond 2016 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
By Matt Patterson MD – With a new year just getting started, most realists recognize that for all intents and purposes ACA is here to stay. No matter what discourse has transpired or how the next presidential election turns out, we are down a path of value-based care with no turning back. The post Looking […]
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