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April 10, 2012 / Issue 18

In This Issue

HHS proposes one-year ICD-10 delay

AHIMA: Top 10 reasons we need ICD-10 now

Healthcare hiring boom projected to continue, regardless of law

Costs of many preventive medical exams vary as much as 700%

Tightening the lid on pain prescriptions

CMS: Incentive payments for e-prescribing on the rise

Senator: Affordable Care Act repeal will hamper EHR adoption

Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law

AARP: Michigan too quick to put elderly in nursing homes

Nevada working to curb backroom doctors, dentists

Hot Clips: EHRs


ICD-10

HHS proposes one-year ICD-10 delay

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday a proposed rule that would delay, from October 1, 2013, to October 1, 2014, the compliance date for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10).

Read the HHS notice of proposed delay. >

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Featured Article: ICD-10

AHIMA: Top 10 reasons we need ICD-10 now

Think the industry is better off delaying ICD-10 even further or jumping to ICD-11 instead? Think again.

Read the HMT article >

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Jobs

Healthcare hiring boom projected to continue, regardless of law

Healthcare employment will continue to grow much faster than employment generally, with the number of jobs in home care and other ambulatory settings projected to jump more than 40 percent by 2020, a new study suggests.

Read the KHN article. >

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Prevention

Costs of many preventive medical exams vary as much as 700%

A new report shows costs vary as much as 700% for some preventive examinations, and as the federal healthcare law increases demand for those procedures, it can mean an increase in premiums if employees don't pay attention to those costs.

Read the USA Today article. >

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Prescription Drugs

Tightening the lid on pain prescriptions

Experts say that doctors, despite the dangers, often keep patients on high-strength painkillers known as uploads for years without properly checking to see if their conditions improve.

Read the NYT article. >

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E-prescribing

CMS: Incentive payments for e-prescribing on the rise

There has been a significant increase in the amount of incentive payments distributed through CMS's electronic prescribing program, according to a recent CMS report.

Read the Advisory Board article. >

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EHRs

Senator: Affordable Care Act repeal will hamper EHR adoption

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional, more than the law's individual mandate will be repealed. It would also hamper health information technology efforts, including incentives for providers to use EHRs.

Read the FierceEMR article. >

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Health Law

Obama administration diverts $500M to IRS to implement healthcare reform law

The money is only part of the IRSís total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate.

Read the The Hill article. >

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Long-term Care

AARP: Michigan too quick to put elderly in nursing homes

When it comes to long-term care, Michigan is too quick to place its elderly in nursing homes, according to a new report by the AARP Michigan.

Read the Detroit Free Press article. >

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Providers

Nevada working to curb backroom doctors, dentists

Nevada state health officials are trying to cope more effectively with phony providers.

Read the AP story. >

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: EHRs

Click on the highlighted links below to read the top HMT archival properties concerning electronic health records (EHRs), a topic that is at the forefront of healthcare discussions.

  1. Getting EHR vendors speaking the same language
    What it will take to encourage EHR vendors to develop truly interoperable EHRs.
  2. 10 key takeaways on the Stage 2 meaningful-use proposal
    On Feb. 23, 2012, CMS released the notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) for Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program. Here’s what you should know.
  3. EHRs go rural
    West Texas RHIO comes together to help hospitals conquer the digital divide – and then some.
  4. An EHR that delivers results
    Arizona doctors credit EHR with helping them grow their practice into the largest of its specialty in the state.
  5. Transferring data securely from medical devices to EMRs
    Cardiac clinic moves closer to going paperless.
  6. A look at unintended consequences of EHRs
    The industry needs to focus on building EHRs that decrease medical errors and enhance patient care.

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