Revenue Cycle & Payments Archive
The health care industry remains behind in readiness for the ICD-10 code set, according to the latest in a series of status surveys from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange.
(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration named a Microsoft executive to replace Jeffrey Zients as the manager of its health insurance enrollment system, as Zients prepares to become the White Houses chief economic adviser.
New initiatives from health information technology vendors announced in recent days includes the following:
A survey of 206 hospital executives finds deep concerns about accountable care organization models, and big worries about electronic health records systems that nearly all respondents have or are implementing.
Few hospitals have operational computer-assisted coding systems today, but hundreds are looking at the technology or have made their selections as the ICD-10 compliance deadline nears. In a new report, vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises looks at the field and customer satisfaction rates.
The Medical Group Management Association is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to significantly increase its testing of ICD-10 during 2014.
Theres no way to tell how many people who think theyve signed up for health insurance through the U.S. exchange actually have, after about 1 in 4 enrollments sent to insurers from the federal website had garbled included incomplete information.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has added a third year to Stage 2 of the EHR meaningful use program and has delayed the start of Stage 3 until 2017. Providers with at least two years of participation in Stage 2 can start Stage 3--the criteria of which remains in development--in 2017.
At first read, the CMS/ONC announcement that Stage 2 of EHR meaningful use will be extended by a year appears to give providers more time to get ready for their first reporting period. But that is not the case, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
The American Telemedicine Association is applauding a decision from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand rural coverage of telemedicine services, which CMS calls telehealth, reimbursable by Medicare.
Hearst Corp. is expanding its health care information technology holdings and entering the home health arena by acquiring 85 percent of Homecare Homebase.
The American Hospital Association is calling on Medicare and Medicaid contractors to begin end-to-end ICD-10 testing no later than January 2014.
The American Medical Association is vowing to continue fighting Medicares incentive policy of giving Recovery Audit Contractors a cut of the payments they get back from providers.
By day, Jeffrey Zients drives around Washingtons Beltway, overseeing the private contractors and government officials racing to fix the flawed Affordable Care Act website. By night, President Barack Obama gets a rundown of progress.
Portland, Maine-based iVantage Health Analytics, which serves hospitals of all sizes, has acquired Xylem Consulting LLC to boost its advisory services to hospitals and ancillary providers.