eMeasurement is the application of electronic health data for quality improvement has not yet been realized. Quality is the objective, but technology ability, education of clinician and administrative staff, and alignment of incentives must come first. Electronic clinical quality measurement (eCQM) is another label that CMS has placed on the eMeasurement initiative. eMeasurement will require [...]
Here is a summary of lessons learned from the Canadian experience with ICD-10 implementations and also importantly where the two implementations differ.
During our year-end strategic planning session we broadened our company's footprint to more accurately describe what we do. We explain the current market landscape and how we as well as our name fit into the health care business. "Today the health care delivery system creates siloes that do not efficiently work together to control cost [...]
No World Borders believes that the clock is ticking on important implementation deadlines for electronic health care and claims compliance dates, and these changes only delay that process. Many health care companies are still asking “What is HIPAA 5010” when they should be asking “how fast can we implement HIPAA 5010.” The new EDI standard enables improved data and provides the foundation for the ICD-10 medical coding standard. These two initiatives have important implementation milestones. See www.noworldborders.com for more information on our home page.
While at the WEDI conference in Austin, there has been some discussion about moving to the federally mandated ICD-10 code set not just for compliance, but for strategic advantage.
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.
process, organizational readiness, and IT alignment with business are as important as the 4010a to 5010 gap analysis and system integration. Mike Arrigo slides
Health Care reform updates for the week of November 16, 2009 including recent report from Hewitt on the favorable and unfavorable expected impact of the current proposed health care reform bill, Federal and State updates. Topics in this issue include State of New York removing insurers right to subrogate claims, electronic health record requirements in Utah, New Jersey state budget cuts, Illinois legislation regarding pre-existing conditions, and Michigan's review of Blue Care Network's proposal to buy Physicians Health Plan. Oklahoma voices concerns about local job loss in its state if Federal legislation passes.
"Streamlining administrative processes while continuing to invest in patient care is not mutually exclusive. Business process management, or BPM, can provide a clear view of processes across all systems, including billing, accounting and other legacy systems.