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Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors are increasingly successful at finding overpayments, but the amount of underpayments the contractors unearth continues to dwindle, according to data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a suite of electronic health records interoperability training tools.
Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City now enables patients and physicians to access radiation histories and the cumulative radiation a patient has received.
The American Hospital Association is supporting legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate to impose significant new restrictions on the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors program.
Encore Health Resources, a Houston-based health information technology consulting firm, has launched a new health analytics consulting practice to help organizations design and implement their analytics strategies.
New leadership, an acquisition and milestones are among recent health information technology vendor announcements:
Im impatient about realizing the benefits of electronic health recordswe all are. But, as the futurist Roy Amara once cautioned, We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has accredited the first four vendors to meet newly developed best practices for providing secure messaging services using the Direct Project protocols.
As of April, the federal government has met its goal for provider participation in the electronic health records meaningful use program by the end of 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has launched a new program for states to collaborate on reaching compliance with the ICD-10 code sets.
Idaho State University, which did not conduct a HIPAA security risk analysis for more than five years--even after suffering a breach of protected health information--has agreed to pay $400,000 to the HHS Office for Civil Rights to settle allegations of HIPAA privacy and security rule violations.
A simple data entry error in March caused a data breach affecting 8,330 patients of Louisiana State University Health System in Shreveport, La.
Fourteen consumer organizations in a joint letter advise six Republican members of the U.S. Senate to not seek to pause or delay the electronic health records meaningful use program.
Healthland, a vendor of clinical and financial/administrative information systems for rural community and critical access hospitals, has acquired American HealthTech, which sells software to skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute care providers.
Entries are now being accepted for the second annual Health I.T. Young Bloods contest sponsored by Health Data Management. The contest recognizes the technology accomplishments of clinicians, administrators and I.T. staff in the health care industry.