Policy & Regulation Archive
With the ICD-10 compliance deadline just a little more than a month away, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is putting in place a number of organizational structures that the agency hopes will help to successfully manage the transition after October 1.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is calling the third and final week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing, which was conducted July 20-24, an unqualified success.
Analysis of the performance of Medicare accountable care organizations in 2014 suggests progress in the Pioneer ACO and Shared Savings Programs during the third performance year, but many organizations still struggle to actually share in the savings. And, quality scores increased modestly.
A KPMG poll of 233 chief information, security, technology and compliance officers at large provider and payer organizations finds 80 percent of their organizations have been compromised by a cyber attack during the past two years.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that its disability claims backlog is at the lowest level since it began tracking the data in 2007, due in part to replacing antiquated information systems.
While many primary care providers dislike the challenges associated with moving to electronic health records, they generally accept the promise of health IT to improve the quality of care for their patients.
Competition among providers and separately among vendors is not leading to wholesale information blocking and the lack of electronic health record sharing, according to the Health IT Policy Committees interoperability task force. The committee, which advises federal officials, bases its conclusion on feedback gathered in two separate virtual hearings held earlier this month with stakeholders.
Three federal agencies are asking industry stakeholders to come together in September to figure out the best ways to promote semantic interoperability of laboratory data.
Department of Veterans Affairs employees improperly used Yammer.com, a web-based collaboration tool to increase productivity, and introduced data security risks, according to an audit report.
Priscilla Holland, senior director of healthcare payments at NACHA, which governs the Automated Clearing House Network, has contributed seven articles to Health Data Management that walk through the intricacies and benefits of getting insurance reimbursement through standardized healthcare electronic funds transfers. In order, here are the articles.
While its been in effect since January 2014, the Healthcare EFT Standard via ACH is still a source of confusion for many medical providers.
Only 10 percent of physicians in the Lone Star state are very confident their practice is prepared to meet the ICD-10 deadline on October 1, according to a new survey by the Texas Medical Association.
In the run-up to the October 1 ICD-10 compliance deadline, there has been a lot of discussion about how the code switchover will affect ill-prepared hospitals and physician practices, but little attention has been given to home health agencies.
In December 2014, the Medical Group Management Association started selling in its online store the Cypher ICD-10 coding and documentation software from ICD Logic. As the compliance date nears and with the addition of a 30-day risk-free guarantee, the association is more heavily marketing the product not just to its members, but to any physician practice.
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday announced the 2015 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 through clinical approaches such as using health information technology.