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Blue Button Important For MU Stage 2
ONC is increasing its push for Blue Button, hailing it as the key to patient and provider engagement By Greg Bengel, contributing writer
OIG Says RACs And CMS Could Be Identifying Even More Fraud
OIG criticizes RAC program and CMS, concluding that CMS must do more to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and take action regarding improper payments By Greg Bengel, contributing writer
The Eight-Year Journey To Accountable Care
As historical path to payment and delivery transformation culminates, post-Supreme Court landscape quickly moves beyond Medicare Shared Savings.
Fourth Generation HIE Improves Patient Outcomes
This article explains how fourth-generation HIEs are currently being leveraged to enhance clinical collaboration and workflows, while improving patient care.
EHRs Collecting Patient Reviews: Is It A Violation Of Trust?
Doctors call Practice Fusion’s decision to email patients asking for physician reviews “spam” and “deception” By Katie Wike, contributing writer
CAC Implementation Results In 35% Increase In Productivity Gains For Inpatient Coders
Summit Health chooses computer-assisted coding and clinical documentation improvement solution as part of ICD-10 transition strategy. By Wendy Grafius, contributing writer
OIG Blames Hospitals For CMS Overpayments
Report from OIG estimates that CMS overpaid hospitals $38.2 million for unnecessary short-stay claims related to cancelled elective surgeries By Greg Bengel, contributing writer
CMS Stops Provider Enrollment With First-Ever Home Health Moratorium
CMS uses its authority to impose a moratorium on new provider enrollment in certain hot-spot areas to fight Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP fraud By Greg Bengel, contributing writer
Utilizing Evidence-Based Order Sets To Improve Core Measures
Order sets provide physicians with supporting medical evidence and narrative guidelines that help them meet best practices with core measures performance and quality metrics By Greg Bengel, contributing writer
A Call For Better Health IT
Whether technology played a part in Duncan’s Ebola misdiagnosis may still be in question, but what can no longer be ignored is the fact that health IT has to get better.