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The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has launched a new program for states to collaborate on reaching compliance with the ICD-10 code sets.
Real-time adjudication largely remains a claims transaction fantasy, but snarled operations and new reimbursement models cry out for it.
A new report from the American Medical Association Board of Trustees concludes that the advantages of skipping implementation of the ICD-10 code sets and waiting until ICD-11 are outweighed by the disadvantages.

Mobile consumer apps have exploded in popularity, and providers are trying to ride the wave.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued guidance on the role of claims clearinghouses in the transition to ICD-10 code sets:

As the number of mobile computing devices in health organizations grows, so does the need for comprehensive and centralized management of the devices.
Washington-based Leapfrog Group, a not-for-profit focused on patient safety, has released a mobile application designed to provide patient safety ratings on U.S. hospitals about medical errors, accidents and infections.
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems and Microsoft Corp. have developed a medication management mobile app for consumers, designed for the Windows 8 platform and Windows RT tablets.
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