UNC Health Care facilities are the first in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area to go live on the North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE) integrated Direct Secure Messaging solution.
Analysis of data on ambulatory providers satisfaction with their claims clearinghouses finds many are generally pleased with their vendors performance.
EHR implementation continues to be the most pressing technology challenge for physician practices, according to a new survey of more than 1,400 physicians and practice administrators.
In a proposed rule issued in late April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that it expected to set a new ICD-10 compliance date of Oct. 1, 2015. Now in new guidance, CMS is reiterating that the date will hold firm in a final rule coming soon.
Among the multitude of tasks to prepare for the ICD-10 code sets, providers also should conduct two core tests with insurers: Acknowledgement testing, also known as historical validation testing, and End-to-End testing.
Ten eligible hospitals and 972 eligible professionals have attested to Stage 2 meaningful use as of July 1, according to the latest numbers from the government.
FAIR Health, which operates a database of 17 billion medical and dental claims, has unveiled the top 15 medical and dental services for which consumers have searched for cost information.
Michigan Health Connect and Great Lakes Health Information Exchange have merged to form one of the nations largest providers of health information exchange.
Under a proposed rule setting the Part B physician fee schedule for calendar year 2015, Medicare would expand payment for certain medical and mental health services furnished via telemedicine technologies.
Lux Research predicts clinical mobile health devices will surge past consumer devices after 2018, emerging as the dominant force in the global mHealth market.
The government is proposing that physician practices furnishing chronic care management services to Medicare beneficiaries use electronic health records certified to at least 2014 Edition meaningful use requirements.
A new toolkit helps public health agencies better understand and use health information exchange technologies.
Medicares Fraud Prevention System that uses predictive algorithms to analyze provider billing patterns caught nearly $211 million in improper Medicare payments during the past year.
An analysis of records of 65,000 patients who underwent two high-risk surgeries reinforces the evidence that adequate post-surgical primary care reduces the rate of 30-day readmissions.
Healthcare providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 many more in some states than in others.