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McKesson Named Among “Most Admired” Companies by FORTUNE Magazine

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April 27, 2011 McKesson Corporation, the nation’s largest healthcare services and information technology company, was rated the “World’s Most Admired” company in its industry for the second consecutive year.  The annual survey, conducted by FORTUNE and Hay Group, is given to top executives, directors and financial analysts to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest… Read more »

Important Meaningful Use Dates for 2011

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HDM Breaking News, March 24, 2011 From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services comes a list of important dates in the electronic health records meaningful use program during the rest of 2011: May 2011: The first Medicare MU incentive payments begin. July 3: Last day for eligible hospitals to begin their 90-day reporting period… Read more »

CMS has paid out $37M in EHR incentives so far

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WASHINGTON – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced $37,570,328.55 disbursed under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs so far this year. The announcement came by Twitter, on Friday morning. “Get your share,” the CMS advised its Twitter followers. CMS officials said earlier this year it plans to mail incentive checks… Read more »

Research Shows that Majority of Office-Based Physicians Could Qualify for Federal Incentives for Use of EHR

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Researchers at The George Washington University Department of Health Policy have found through analysis of federal survey data that more than four in five office-based physicians could qualify for new, federal Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) portion of the American… Read more »

ICD-10 and Version 5010 Compliance Timelines

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Everyone affected by the Version 5010 and ICD-10 transitions – health care providers, payers, software vendors, and clearinghouses/third-party billers – needs to prepare to meet the following timetable to ensure compliance.  Lytec 2011 will be ANSI 5010 compliant. Date Compliance Step January 1, 2010 Payers and providers should begin internal testing of Version 5010 standards… Read more »