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Monthly Archives: December 2013

An article by Andrew Pollack in the New York Times yesterday entitled, “Roughed Up By an Orca? There’s a Code for That” highlights some of the issues that have been discussed for awhile about ICD-10 conversion. The current deadline for conversion is still October 1, 2014 – which gives health systems, private practices and everything…

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published companion final rules (CMS; OIG) on Friday, December 27th that extends the Stark Law exception to allow hospitals to donate EHRs to physicians and avoid the anti-kickback enforcement as long as 15% of the cost is covered by…

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After an ONC representative indicated that changes were unlikely for the EHR Incentive Program (aka Meaningful Use timeline), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) posted an announcement on Friday afternoon (12/6). Robert Tagalicod (Office of E-Health Standards & Services at CMS) and Jacob Reider (Acting…

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