ICD-10 Delay: 7 Things Practices Can Do With the Extra Time

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HealthData Management, March 12, 2012: The Department of Health and Human Services recently confirmed its intent to push back the Oct. 1, 2013, ICD-10 compliance deadline for certain health care entities. However, HHS has not yet specified a new deadline or defined which entities will be covered by the change, and many physician practices are… Read more »

The EHR Information Center Will be Open on Saturday; Staff and Services to be in Operation from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

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February 29 is the last day for eligible professionals (EPs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to register and attest to receive an incentive payment for calendar year (CY) 2011 through the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System. With the February 29 deadline approaching, the EHR Information… Read more »

More Than 70 Percent of Attested EHRs are Dually Certified by CCHIT

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Chicago – Feb. 13, 2012 – More than two-thirds (71 percent) of the complete electronic health records (EHRs) of providers and hospitals that have successfully attested to federal meaningful use criteria and qualified for incentives through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) are dually certified under both the ONC-ATCB and the CCHIT Certified programs… Read more »

What we are hearing about ANSI 5010: Common Rejections

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The ANSI 5010 standards for electronic healthcare claims went into effect on January 1, 2012. Payers – including Medicare, TRICARE and some state Medicaid plans – are currently rejecting claims that are not in the 5010 standard format. Rejections typically occur because of the fields or data elements listed below. **To help prevent 5010 rejections,… Read more »

Medicare EHR Incentive Payments to Be Issued

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The First Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payments Will Be Issued This Week The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that incentive payments for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will be sent out this week! Providers who have successfully attested to having met meaningful use, and who have met… Read more »

ePrescribing increases 72% in 2010

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Yesterday, Surescripts released its annual progress report on ePrescribing, which reported across the board increases in prescriptions being routed electronically, electronic responses to requests for prescription benefit information, and prescription histories being delivered to prescribers. One of the reports most salient findings was the 72 percent rise in prescriptions being routed electronically from 191 million… Read more »

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 »