By Mary Mosquera 05:29 pm March 05, 2013
The Florida Health Information Exchange has put in place a plan for how it will pay for its operations once federal grants to fund state HIEs expire in September. Its strategies include cost management, technology, governance and ongoing stakeholder engagement, and keeping an eye out for new revenue opportunities.
By Mary Mosquera 01:58 pm March 05, 2013
By 2014, the core operating rules will likely have a major effect on reimbursement and revenue cycle processes and, as a result, payments, according to speakers who represented the payer, provider and banking perspectives at a Tuesday session on the Accountable Care Act: "The Business Side of Care."
By Mary Mosquera 06:12 pm March 04, 2013
The meaningful use Stage 2 standards are expected to reduce some of the confusion associated with health information exchange.
By Mary Mosquera 01:56 pm March 04, 2013
Unlike many health information exchanges, the Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) is teetering at the tipping point for connecting and sharing data among a large number of providers in its region.
By Mary Mosquera 07:49 pm March 03, 2013
Transition to ICD-10 can have an impact on net revenues, through problems with under-coding, over-coding and contractors.
By Mary Mosquera 06:11 pm March 03, 2013
All-day workshop gives audience new to health IT a glimpse of technology, meaningful use and federal budget issues.
By Mary Mosquera 07:48 am February 26, 2013
San Diego-based Humetrix has expanded the ways patients and physicians can exchange health records via its iBlueButton app using not only iPhones and iPads but also Android devices with secure Quick Response code to transfer the patient's Blue Button record between systems.
By Mary Mosquera 02:39 pm February 18, 2013
The enhanced set of protections finalized in the omnibus HIPAA privacy and security rule released Jan.17 now becomes the new baseline for anyone who handles health information. It doesn't change meaningful use requirements, but together the two may drive more providers to protect patient data, according to privacy and security experts.
By Mary Mosquera 09:54 am February 12, 2013
At the National Health Policy Conference in Washington this past week, officials from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the National Institute of Standards and Technology made the case that EHRs must be usable -- and useful -- lest the huge investments in them be wasted.
By Mary Mosquera 10:18 am February 08, 2013
For the second time, President Barack Obama has nominated Marilyn Tavenner to be permanent administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She has been serving as acting administrator since December 2011, when Donald Berwick, MD, stepped down.