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Interoperability in Healthcare: Are Anti-Competitive Forces Limiting Innovation and Patient Benefits?

According to a physician in Utah, Health Information Exchanges don't work very well yet. Dr. Raymond Ward, MD is a member of the Utah State Legislature.  "When I try to look up patients sometimes I find them via the HIE, sometimes I don't."  Dr. Ward is both a practicing physician and a passionate legislator for improvement [...]

5 Experts at San Diego Healthcare Innovation Summit April 17th at Scripps La Jolla

Experts to Review Electronic Health Care Innovation, Regulations and Mobile Health at Scripps, April 17th To register and for more information: http://bit.ly/SDHIS417 A group of companies will participate in a comprehensive discussion on the current and future state of health care reform and innovation on Wednesday, April. 17.  The companies include Qualcomm, the San Diego Health [...]

ICD-10 Readiness Compromised by ICD-10 Revenue Cycle, Analytics Vendors

We find that most analytics and revenue cycle companies are ignoring the future role coordinated medical coding will have, the transition to ICD-10, and the clinical documentation and processes on the revenue cycle. The ICD-10 transition will re-write the book on revenue cycle management (RCM). RAC audits and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) will be subject to a new paradigm with ICD-10.

ICD-10 Implementation Approaches: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Some health care organizations are now looking for "...A good ICD-10 project manager..." to lead the ICD-10 effort.   This appears for some to be budget driven.  Rather than retain an outside consulting firm, some health care companies want a project manager who can deal with the regulatory, payor and provider contracting, physician outreach experience, medical [...]

ICD-10 Training Leaves Health Care Leaders “Shell Shocked”

Many health care leaders believe that their organizations have the move to the new medical coding standard ICD-10 under control. Then they attend a training session. "When we complete the training, many organizations are shell shocked," said an executive with a leading ICD-10 training firm. Most have completely under estimated the time, cost, and skills required to perform the ICD-10 conversion and implementation.

Health Care Reform is a Journey Not an Event

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 [...]

ICD-10 Implementation – CMS Says “All States at High Risk”

Today at the WEDI ICD-10 Forum in Fairfax Virginia, Robert L. Guenther, Technical Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concluded that "All States are at high risk" in terms of their ability to complete CMS requirements at a state level to implement ICD-10. The key issue will focus not on technical, IT oriented approaches but on leadership

No World Borders to Present at Atlanta ICD-10 Conference

Atlanta conference February 18th will cover both the data interchange standard HIPAA X12 5010 and the companion medical claims coding standard ICD-10. Over 20 industry experts from leading health consulting and technology solutions firms will be participating.

HIPAA 5010 Webinar Speakers Panel

On Monday, November 30th at 1pm ET Mike Arrigo, CEO of No World Borders, Inc. will be participating in a health care industry panel on health care, HIPAA 5010, electronic data standards and some specifics around implementing the EDI standard HIPAA 5010.   His talk will include An Introductory Overview of the HIPAA 5010 [...]