Tom Sullivan | May 20, 2015 | 15:52 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Quality and Safety
What to make of the newest Congressional wrangling over the conversion to ICD-10 and the rekindled debate that has followed. Also: the one thing healthcare executives should be doing right now. More
Tom Sullivan | May 20, 2015 | 08:00 AM | Analytics, Population Health
As the healthcare industry moves toward a more precise definition of its biggest new buzzword, providers and payers are facing some serious technical and political challenges as they embrace population health management. More
Tom Sullivan | May 19, 2015 | 10:18 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
The list of organizations lining up against ICD-10 is growing -- as is the ferocity of their tone, as the latest in the fray is a conservative think tank that's calling on Congress to abandon the code set transition. More
Tom Sullivan | May 18, 2015 | 10:44 AM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Interoperability
Around the turn of this century, a saying popped up in certain IT circles: We're all going to agree on specification and compete on implementation. When health IT vendors start adopting and implementing HL7's FHIR spec, things could start to get... More
Tom Sullivan | May 14, 2015 | 13:27 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
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. More
WASHINGTON | Tom Sullivan | May 11, 2015 | 15:29 PM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding
Now that the actual proposed legislation for the new Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015 is available, here's what we know about Republican Texas Rep. Ted Poe's latest attempt to scuttle ICD-10. More
Tom Sullivan | May 6, 2015 | 13:23 PM | ICD-10 & Coding, Policy and Legislation
Once again, proposed legislation that would block the ICD-10 conversion is back -- almost. Without the actual text, though, it's hard to speculate on its chances of passing the House and Senate. More
Tom Sullivan | May 6, 2015 | 07:58 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Policy and Legislation, Accountable Care
The new budget blueprint does not technically repeal the Affordable Care Act, but it could be a cornerstone of the GOP's long game against it. More
Tom Sullivan | April 28, 2015 | 09:04 AM | Accountable Care, Patient Engagement, Population Health
When Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, challenged his staff to broaden its patient access reach, he went big. Really big. His goal? Connect with 200 million patients by 2020. Other providers are getting just as ambitious. More
Tom Sullivan | April 27, 2015 | 09:05 AM | Claims Processing, ICD-10 & Coding
Healthcare providers are going to be penalized after the ICD-10 compliance deadline. Not because they are filing claims wrong, but simply "because the system has changed," says one U.S. Senator. More
CHICAGO | Tom Sullivan | April 14, 2015 | 19:12 PM | Meaningful Use, ICD-10 & Coding, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
The healthcare industry is now closer than it's ever been to an ICD-10 compliance deadline -- if only in calendar days. More
CHICAGO | Tom Sullivan | April 13, 2015 | 18:37 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Telehealth
New tools for patient care are being unveiled this week on the HIMSS15 show floor, including offerings from Philips, CipherHealth and pingmd. More