At least one major vendor disputes the fear that software won't be ready. But it's still too early to tell whether smaller computer-assisted coding, EHR, practice management and revenue cycle software makers will arrive at ICD-10 on time -- and what will happen if they don't.
The American Enterprise Institute, in conjunction with healthcare experts from Stanford, Harvard and USC, published a report that puts forth ideas to achieve universal coverage, protect the poor and the sick and restrain costs.
While many policyholders don't yet understand that their existing plans won't meet Affordable Care Act standards that take hold next year, health policy experts explain that despite the coming higher sticker prices, many people will qualify for subsidies.
They get one year to solve complex problems. And then, whether they fail or succeed wildly, the HHSentrepreneurs such as Zac Jiwa and his brethren are cut loose. Jiwa discusses the obstacles and opportunities.
Todd Park (@todd_park), United States chief technology officer for the Obama Administration, engaged in a live Twitter chat as part of Big Data Week, a string of community-led events relating to big data. Here is a Twitter recap of the Q&A.
When the Deartment of Health and Human Services (HHS) considered the impact of delaying ICD-10 implementation, I wonder if it considered that more time would give everyone more time to plan and attend ICD-10 conferences.
The April HIT Standards Committee included a comprehensive review of the Standards & Certification Criteria Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by each workgroup/task force/power team during a 5 hour marathon session.