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01/30/2015
Becomes 28th State to Expand Medicaid

On Tuesday, January 27, Indiana became the 28th State – along with the District of Columbia – to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

01/30/2015
CMS Announces Consideration of EHR Incentive Program Changes for 2015, Including Reducing the Full-Year Reporting Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it intends to engage in rulemaking this spring to address issues related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

01/30/2015
Congressional Hearing on the Expanding Cyber Threat

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology held hearings January 27th on “The Expanding Cyber Threat.

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HIMSS Blog

01/31/2015
CMS Signals Change to 2015 Meaningful Use Reporting Period

This week has seen an incredible amount of activity on the health IT front. I was pleased to see the blog post from Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid … Continue reading →

01/30/2015
Are We Sucking the HIE Innovation Oxygen Out of the Room

by John Kansky, BS, MS, MBA, HIMSS board member  It’s crisp and clear in Cleveland, Ohio.  A good way to start my day at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon Conference.  I love the smell of hot … Continue reading →

01/29/2015
Re-thinking Revenue Cycle Management – An Industry-Wide Project

by Pam Jodock, Senior Director, Health Business Solutions, HIMSS The need to re-engineer revenue cycle management (RCM) has increased with the shift toward consumerism in healthcare and massive changes in the collection of revenues, rising to the point where tune-ups … Continue reading →

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Healthcare IT News

01/30/2015
Healthcare industry cheers meaningful use modifications

Finally, CMS has acknowledged a months-long chorus of frustration from industry groups that existing meaningful use rules are just too onerous. One typical reaction: "Hip, hip hooray!"? [See also: CMS signals an ease to meaningful use reporting] read more

01/30/2015
ONC calls for interoperability by 2017

The Office of the National Coordinator released this morning a draft roadmap, along with proposed actions to take in order to achieve interoperability and a learning healthcare system in the next two years. read more

01/30/2015
With ICD-10, KPIs worth keeping track of

Whether it's denial rates or average time for claims to be paid, there are "hundreds" of key performance indicators any smart provider should be keeping close tabs on in the days leading up to -- and immediately following -- the Oct. 1, 2015, switchover to ICD-10. read more

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Corporate Member News

01/30/2015
Becomes 28th State to Expand Medicaid

On Tuesday, January 27, Indiana became the 28th State – along with the District of Columbia – to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

01/30/2015
CMS Announces Consideration of EHR Incentive Program Changes for 2015, Including Reducing the Full-Year Reporting Period

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it intends to engage in rulemaking this spring to address issues related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

01/30/2015
Congressional Hearing on the Expanding Cyber Threat

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology held hearings January 27th on “The Expanding Cyber Threat.

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HIMSS Wire

01/2/2015
I.T. Brought Challenges and Benefits to Healthcare in 2014

Healthcare organizations focused on ICD-10, new industry guidelines, mental health data integration, consumer-driven technology demands and big data management in 2014.

01/2/2015
Privacy & Security Forum: Final Call for presentations

The deadline to submit a speaking proposal for the HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum is Friday, Jan. 9.

12/19/2014
HHS Gives $36.3 Million in Quality Improvement Rewards

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $36.3 million of Affordable Care Act funding to 1,113 health centers for various quality improvements.

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