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April 23, 2014 | Edmund Billings, MD
Did you hear the one about the CMS administrator who was asked what it would take to delay the 2014 ICD-10 implementation deadline? An act of Congress, he smugly replied... More

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April 23, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
I don't know how many times I've been asked that question, or attempted to answer it. The short answer is fairly simple. More
April 22, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
Everyone knows about social media, but what's harder to "know" is what it can do for you, and in this regard healthcare organizations are no different... More
April 18, 2014 | V. Katherine Gray
For many years, healthcare providers have sought to rein in the skyrocketing costs of medical imaging procedures through prior authorization. But new computerized... More
April 17, 2014 | David Harlow
There are innumerable clinical, financial and compliance issues to be concerned about in this watershed era for the American healthcare system. However, do not forget... More
April 16, 2014 | Carl Natale
Now that medical practices have been legislated a reprieve from ICD-10 implementation, they need to decide what to do next. More

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February 26, 2014 | Keith W. Boone
If you've been reading the Meaningful Use 2015 NPRM as I recently did, you probably came across the discussion around requiring certified products to accept 95... More
February 21, 2014 | Angela Dunn
I had a chance to talk with Dr. Luis Saldana about the benefits of "medical scribes," and how the role has evolved and exploded in the age of EHRs. More
February 20, 2014 | Dan Michelson
Two recent studies have found that doctors know very little about cost. But that same research has also confirmed that, contrary to the popular narrative, doctors... More
February 20, 2014 | Karen DeSalvo
This week marks a major milestone in our journey towards adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records. As we work toward the secure, private and meaningful... More
February 19, 2014 | Jeff Rowe
A new media survey finds widespread use of healthcare analytics, but experts wonder if providers are really sure about the appropriate and necessary uses of it. More