Tom Sullivan | April 16, 2014 | 09:18 AM | Data Warehousing, Mobile/Wireless
Telecommunication behemoth BlackBerry Limited is testing out the healthcare IT waters, after it announced this week it was buying a stake in a cloud-based medical IT provider company. More
CHICAGO | Tom Sullivan | April 1, 2014 | 14:26 PM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Industry observers and insiders alike were a bit surprised that the American Medical Association did not appear overjoyed with the prospect of ICD-10 being pushed back. But, the organization had its reasons. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | April 1, 2014 | 09:51 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
Perhaps if the Senate had voted down the doc pay patch, regrouped, come back with another stab at permanent SGR repeal, someone would have noticed Section 212 saying that HHS cannot mandate ICD-10 as the standard code set before Oct. 1, 2014, in effect... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | April 1, 2014 | 09:10 AM | ICD-10, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation
The U.S. Senate voted to pass the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which both pushes back the compliance deadline for ICD-10 and perseveres the pay rate for doctors treating Medicare patients. Before those officially take hold, however, President... More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | March 28, 2014 | 10:19 AM | ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
ICD-10 has been the butt of countless jokes during the last several months but none so surprising as the latest one-liner. Only this isn't funny. Whether you're hoping President Obama gets a chance to sign the provision pushing ICD-10 back within... More
Tom Sullivan | March 27, 2014 | 13:59 PM | ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
In the morning, the U.S. House postponed the vote on delaying ICD-10 to 2015 and on a temporary fix to how doctors are paid, but by afternoon, House members came back around and voted to pass the bill. It now goes to the Senate. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | March 27, 2014 | 11:35 AM | ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
After a fiery debate on the House floor, House members pushed back an effort to delay the ICD-10 compliance deadline to 2015, legislation that also aimed to create a temporary SGR patch. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | March 26, 2014 | 13:37 PM | ICD-10, Policy and Legislation
Under the guise of the already contentious SGR fix, Congress is girding to vote on a bill Thursday that would delay ICD-10. AHIMA has written a letter, urging Congress to stay the course to the Oct. 1 deadline. More
Tom Sullivan | March 12, 2014 | 11:29 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Behavioral health and long-term post-acute care are perhaps the two most significant areas left out of the meaningful use program. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | March 11, 2014 | 16:32 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Behavioral health and long-term post-acute care are perhaps the two most significant areas left out of the meaningful use program, and they were the topic Of discussion Tuesday at the federal Health IT Policy Committee meeting. More
ORLANDO, FL | Tom Sullivan | February 28, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Workforce Management, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Electronic health record certification has become critical to physician practices, but when it comes to another key piece of software for providers, assurance of of quality and functionality has not been so widely available. More
ORLANDO | Tom Sullivan | February 27, 2014 | 11:20 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
At CCHIT's "The Decade of Health IT" summit at HIMSS14 on Wednesday, four national coordinators looked back on their experiences working to drive healthcare information technology adoption over the past 10 years. More