The recent passage of national health care reform legislation is an important milestone in the process of moving toward providing millions of Americans with access to health insurance. However, significant steps must still be taken in order to achieve the goals established in the legislation. Specifically, greater clarification is needed to determine how reform will [...]
There is a carrot as well as a stick with new regulations surrounding ICD-10 as well as CORE Operating rules.
unless I'm the only person covered under the Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield "Tradition Plus" plan, a lot of other people will end up just like me, uninsured.
Week of September 28, 2009 The Senate Finance Committee wasted no time last week in wading through a seemingly endless number of amendments to its proposed health care reform legislation (see below). The committee turned aside a number of amendments, including attempts to avert cuts to the Medicare Advantage program to help pay for expanded [...]
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides incentives to modernize health care, including the upgrade to a new medical coding standard, ICD-10. Despite both incentives and mandates, health insurance companies, hospitals, and others want more data on the cost and benefits of the change over. We felt this data provided a good independent view [...]
HIT Policy and Standards Committees Commence Work on National Health Information Infrastructure HITSP
HIT Policy and Standards Committees Commence Work on National Health Information Infrastructure HITSP (Health Information Technology Standards) updated to the National eHealth Collaborative in early June 2009. Here are a few highlights:HITSP has moved rapidly to focus on meaningful use and ARRA's 8 priorities:1. Encourage technology that protects the privacy of health information2. Nationwide health [...]