Government & Policy

By Carl Natale 01:33 pm April 28, 2015
Coders can be hired as employees or freelancers, which means planning and budgeting now. And medical practices need to do a cost-benefit analysis to determine if it's better to hire personnel or accept longer reimbursement cycles.
By Jeff Rowe 10:18 am April 24, 2015
Yes, there is a university preparing doctors-to-be for the sorts of technologies they will invariably encounter in the future.
By Tom Sullivan 05:00 pm April 21, 2015
Are you currently dual-coding? Holding off until after the deadline? Or planning another tactic altogether?
By Carl Natale 07:57 am April 20, 2015
Medical groups will get another shot at testing with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
By Jeff Rowe 12:16 pm April 17, 2015
Part of the problem is that patients and doctors find the emerging breed of care coordinators to be somewhat confusing.
By John Halamka 09:27 am April 08, 2015
HL7'S Argonaut Project aimed at developing Web-based interoperability standards is moving full speed ahead, with deliverables turned in April 6.
By David Classen, MD 07:59 am April 07, 2015
It turns out there is a significant financial case to be made for reducing all-cause harm — potentially to the tune of $13 billion annually.
By Carl Natale 09:37 am March 26, 2015
Tips and tricks for starting, spearheading and surviving the code set conversion.
By Jeff Rowe 11:23 am March 20, 2015
Many provider organizations that have begun tapping into analytics are already seeing some of that work pay off.
By John Halamka 10:08 am March 20, 2015
In his latest blog, John Halamka, MD provides a comprehensive account of the most recent HIT Standards Committee meeting. Don't miss what he has to say about Stan Huff's and Arien Malec's "work of art."

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