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HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 Implementation Timeline Widgets

HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 implementation timelines were published as widgets for payers, large providers, small providers and vendors by Health and Human Services Centers for Mediare and Medicaid (CMS). There are helpful items such as actions to take immediately, for HIPAA 5010 and more regarding ICD-10.

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 [...]

Weekly Health care Reform Developments at the Federal and State level

With Congress now recessed for the summer, much attention has shifted to the home front where many Senators and Representatives are conducting town hall meetings to gauge public opinion toward health care reform. It has been widely reported that tempers have sometimes flared at these events.Federal Senate Finance Committee continued its health reform negotiations last [...]

Weekly compilation of health care reform developments in Washington, D.C. and state legislatures

Week of August 3, 2009 The timetable for federal health care reform was delayed again. No vote on health care reform by the full Senate or House is possible before September, and it could be much longer before debate ends and votes are cast. The difficulties were all too apparent in the Senate Finance Committee [...]

IBM approach to implementing ICD-10, X12 5010 for health care payers

While at the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) health care reform conference held in June 2009 in San Diego Ms. Barbara Archbold, Partner, Payer Industry for IBM Global Business Services is interviewed by Mike Arrigo, CEO of No World Borders.Ms. Archbold recommends that health insurance payers approach the issue from a business point of view, [...]

The Health Care Payer Role in HIEs

Health Data Management had an interesting article in the June 2009 issue on the payer role in HIEs. The core philosophy of health information exchanges (HIEs) is to bring together industry stakeholders to facilitate the appropriate sharing of patient data throughout a community, region or state. Several steps need to be taken to create widespread [...]

Interview with TriZetto’s Rob Scavo (AHIP)

While at the America's Health Insurance Plans conference in San Diego (AHIP) we met with Rob Scavo, President of Product Management and Core Administrative Solutions at TriZetto.We asked Rob to provide TriZetto's view on what the new HIPAA standards, X12 5010 and medical coding standard ICD-10 mean in terms of not only compliance but opportunities [...]