True reform of the healthcare system will depend on having clinical data points available upon which to make decisions. At this point, clinical data exchange remains mostly theoretical; even the exchange of administrative data is fraught with challenges. In order to get the right incentives in place through both meaningful use and payment reform, we need a very focused and deliberate plan moving forward. We are making progress -- but it must move faster. Gain insight into what levers are being considered and pulled in order to help realize the promise of health information exchange.
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With his repeated vows to repeal the PPACA, a President Romney might be more cheerleader than funder for health IT, including the meaningful use program, which some experts said could become an attractive target for cuts because there is money promised but not yet paid.
HHS made it official: The ICD-10 compliance deadline will be pushed back. The WHO, meanwhile, has said it plans to make ICD-11 available in 2015 -- which creates a potentially strategic intersection for U.S. healthcare companies.
Based on CMS projections combined with an estimated risk rate, the numbers total a sum equal to the loan portfolio write-down by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This top line reimbursement risk could redistribute healthcare wealth enough to trigger bankruptcies, consolidations, mergers, and radical shifts in health IT companies and products.
Shortly after the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) recommended that the United States adopt ICD-10, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) assembled a session on the code scheme for its annual conference. The last-minute addition was so late, in fact, that the MGMA did not have time to include it on the printed agenda, and the only available time slot was 7 a.m.
Federal agencies have made considerable progress rooting out fraud and abuse of the healthcare system, yet much work remains. Roger Foster looks at how CMS can use big data tools to fight fraud and abuse at all levels.
This report provides administrators and practitioners for state and federal government agencies key insights into how to successfully automate and integrate patient-centric systems while building effective and efficient healthcare-related operations.
A tidal wave of health data is flooding government agencies. Here are 5 ways to use big data to reduce redundancies and unnecessary expenses while achieving better care outcomes that bolster population health.
It's not here yet, but the United States military has plans to perfect technology that would enable combat medics to dictate treatment notes for casualties on the battlefield – and have those end up as structured data and narrative information in fighters' electronic medical records.