If The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is repealed it will be interesting to see if it is repealed in whole or in part. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) may excise the individual mandate requiring health insurance coverage, or it could strike it down entirely.
ICD-10 will drive initiatives such as bundling, as a component of health care payment reform. Therefore reimbursement, and case management and other areas must be viewed in a broader landscape. HIPAA mandates and health care reform impact one another.
Physicians and hospitals each have a list of objectives to qualify for subsidies. For physicians, the goals include: Incorporate at least 50 percent of all lab tests in the electronic medical record (EM). Use the EMR to send preventive care reminders to at least half of all patients over age 50. Record and chart vital [...]