Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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By Tom Sullivan 01:39 pm June 10, 2015
Could CMS be forced to oblige if more states start enacting similar anti-ICD-10 measures?
Cologne
By Mike Miliard 09:23 am June 09, 2015
Accountable care and care continuity are not the same thing, but they have a whole lot in common. And the former pretty much depends on the latter. In Europe, much more than in the U.S., "they're very attuned to continuity of care."
Keyboard and flash drive
By Bernie Monegain 09:00 am June 05, 2015
Former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, has launched a national campaign around patient access to healthcare data with characteristic clarity and flair.
Digital caduceus
By Tom Sullivan 12:54 pm June 03, 2015
In a new letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, members of Congress may have just opened a door for the agency to institute an enforcement-free period to the new code set conversion.
Doc using laptop
By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am June 03, 2015
Eighty-eight percent of the ICD-10 claims filed in the latest end-to-end testing by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made it through without a hitch, the agency reports.
Digital data
By Mike Miliard 02:27 pm June 02, 2015
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow innovators access to Medicare claims and other CMS data, Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced Tuesday at Health Datapalooza.
Doctors and imaging
By Mike Miliard 10:22 am June 02, 2015
A new study from RAND Corporation shows that decision support technology can lead to a reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies. But practical challenges remain when it comes to putting the tools to work in clinical settings.
Stressed doctor
By Bernie Monegain 10:05 am May 28, 2015
CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, says the requirements for Stage 3 meaningful use are over the top, and its executives proposed several changes.
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By Tom Sullivan 09:41 am May 27, 2015
Could chronic care management be the new meaningful use? Some entrepreneurs see even greater financial incentives on the immediate horizon.
Paperwork and stethoscope
By Tom Sullivan 01:27 pm May 14, 2015
One thing about ICD-10 is becoming crystal clear: The compliance deadline is not going to arrive without Congressional resistance. A new GOP-sponsored House bill calls for an 18-month transition period to ensure the conversion goes smoothly.

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