Health IT Pulse:

July, 2013

1

July 31, 2013  10:38 AM

ICD-10 facts and myths resource addresses key coding issues

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
computer-assisted coding, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation

The CMS updated their ICD-10 facts and myths resource to help providers who are preparing for the transition to the new codes. One of the issues the document addresses is the age of ICD-10 -- it was released in...

July 24, 2013  12:30 PM

CIOs to Farzad: More time for stage 2 meaningful use adoption, please

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
certified EHR technology, HIPAA, ICD-10 implementation, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

In a letter to the U.S. Senate responding to the "Reboot" policy paper signed by four Republicans, members of the College of Healthcare Information Management...


July 23, 2013  2:17 PM

CMS clarifies meaningful use eligibility for retired providers

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, EHR incentive program, medicare

Providers who retire or opt out of Medicare after successfully attesting to the meaningful use program will still receive an incentive payment, according to an update to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services frequently asked questions page. Providers can also


July 18, 2013  10:58 AM

Aetna launches CarePass mHealth app while pulling out of Calif. HIX

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ACA, Aetna, CarePass, Google, health insurance, health insurance exchange, health reform, HIPAA, HIPAA omnibus rule, HIPAA security, HIX, mHealth, NSA, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Last month, Aetna Inc. launched CarePass, a smartphone mHealth app that aggregates and dashboards data from many popular personal health and fitness apps such as FitBit, Jawbone, Lose It! and RunKeeper. The insurer's Vice President and CarePass lead Martha Wofford told SearchHealthIT that services...


July 16, 2013  11:52 AM

New IHE/ICSA certifications another step toward interoperability in healthcare

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, EHR certification, Interoperability, ONC

The software products of eight health IT vendors were certified as secure and interoperable by IHE USA and ICSA Labs. The products are the first to be certified by...


July 9, 2013  11:26 AM

Computer-assisted coding alone not enough to ease ICD-10 transition

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
computer-assisted coding, health information management, HIM, ICD-10, ICD-10 conversion

The time it takes to code an inpatient record is reduced by 22%, without affecting the accuracy, when using computer-assisted coding (CAC), according to a study published by the...


July 2, 2013  1:14 PM

FDA, INTERPOL sting stops illegal sales of online medication

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
drug diversion, drug tracking, e-prescribing

The FDA took action against more than 9,600 websites, shutting down 1,677, for illegally selling unapproved prescription medications. The crackdown was known as Operation Pangea VI and was part of the 6th annual International Internet Week of Action. “Illegal


1

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: