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Last week, CMS released a proposed rule outlining program integrity guidelines for the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) and premium stabilization programs. Through the Affordable Care Act, consumers and small businesses will have access to new Marketplaces where they can access quality, affordable private health insurance.
Those of us in the healing profession respond to urgent situations spontaneously. October 1, 2014, will become a pivotal date in healthcare history. That’s when the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 becomes official, and will change the way providers, coders, staffers, payers, vendors, suppliers, clearinghouses, third-party billing services and anyone else covered by HIPAA go about their daily work. Yet two-thirds of providers are no closer to being ready than they were a year ago.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an old newspaper site is being transformed by IBM to a new technology center that will drive innovation and services around “big data” and mobile computing, as well as land 800 new jobs.
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