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Register now for the 2013 Legislative Day
AAHAM
Represent your facility, your state and your industry at the one political event that directly impacts you, your facility and your bottom-line; 2013 AAHAM Legislative Day, April 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

Our strong grassroots program creates new opportunities for our industry but we need your continued support! We need you to make the trip to Washington to make a difference in our industry, attendance is limited, so register to attend today. It is all about strength in numbers. The more AAHAM members participate in this effort, the stronger the voice AAHAM will have. Remember, if you don't speak up someone else will.

Click here to view brochure, hotel information and to register online.
Nonmembers, click here to register.

Due to the nature of this event and to allow sufficient time to set up legislative appointments, attendance is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to send in your registration form and payment today.
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Setting the stage for Legislative Day 2013
AAHAM
We urge Congress to pass a bipartisan deficit reduction plan this year that includes language amending the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to provide parity in the protections and options accorded to landlines and wireless numbers and to allow healthcare providers and their agents to contact consumers at any number provided to them.

Click here to take action.

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ICD-10 preparation: Where should your practice be right now?
EHR Intelligence
Providers, start your engines: The ICD-10 deadline is a mere eighteen months away. And there's a lot of work to be done before you reach that checkered flag. 2013 will be a busy year, full of training, testing and nail-biting anticipation. Where should you be in the long and complicated process as March comes to a close? CMS has created a series of helpful timelines to keep you moving in the right direction.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Employee benefits: How the final HIPAA regulations impact group health plans (Lexology)
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Familiarity breeds doctor contempt with EHRs (American Medical News)
CMS unveils hospital violations database (HealthLeaders Media)


Hospitals work to keep patients from being readmitted
USA Today
VideoBriefFor years, hospitals tsk'ed about "bouncebacks" — discharged patients who reappeared at their doors within days of heading home. Now, galvanized by a recent shift in government pay for this care, hospitals across the country are adopting a variety of creative approaches to reduce readmission rates.
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Study: Medical device, EHR integration could save $30 billion
InformationWeek
A new report from the West Health Institute estimated that improving interoperability between medical devices and electronic health records in hospitals could save more than $30 billion a year while improving patient care and safety. Among the sources of these savings, the report said, are increased capacity for treatment as a result of shorter lengths of stay; increased clinician productivity because of less time spent entering device data manually into EHRs; and more.

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Some fear EHR meaningful use is too much, too soon for doctors
American Medical News
Even before requirements for the second stage of the federal electronic health record incentive programs were finalized, many in the healthcare industry expressed concern that the promise of a bonus check was pushing some physicians to move too quickly with their transitions from paper. Their arguments were that by doing too much too quickly, work flow efficiencies and patient safety could decline.

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Employee benefits: How the final HIPAA regulations impact group health plans
Lexology
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently issued final regulations modifying the privacy, security, enforcement, and breach notification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Employer-sponsored group health plans are HIPAA-covered entities that must comply with the Final Rule.

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What ACOs must do to succeed
Government Health IT
Accountable care organizations might be today's hope for grappling with healthcare costs and bumping up quality, but according to one expert, they are doomed to fail without one key element. Without systemic changes — the desire to change the way healthcare is delivered — an ACO is most likely doomed to failure, says Jim Hansen, vice president of the Accountable Delivery System Institute for Lumeris, a St. Louis, Mo.-based company that offers technology and service solutions for accountable care models.
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HIPAA in a HITECH World: HIPAA violations on the rise
SmartData Collective
Since the HITECH Act, HIPAA complaint traffic geometrically increased. In the last three years, there have been over 70,000 HIPAA violation complaints. It's impossible to enforce every complaint, and we don't want to. The approach to enforcement needs to be smart and educational. Enforcement needs to highlight learnable moments, and so monetary enforcement is only pursued for those cases that will highlight those vulnerabilities that correlate to a high risk of PHI breaches.
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Test methods updated for Stage 2 meaningful use
Health Data Management
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released an update of its approved test methods for clinical quality measures under the 2014 Edition of the electronic health records meaningful use program. The 2014 Edition includes Stage 2 criteria and a handful of changes to requirements in Stage 1. The update aligns test methods with a new version of the Cypress open source certification testing tool for capturing, calculating and reporting clinical quality measures under Stage 2.
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New model predicts hospital readmission risk
Infection Control Today
Hospital readmissions are a costly problem for patients and for the United States healthcare system with studies showing nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge at an annual cost of $17 billion. Preventing avoidable readmissions could result in improved patient care and significant cost savings. In a new model developed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, researchers help clinicians identify which medical patients are at the greatest risk for potentially avoidable hospital readmissions so extra steps can be taken to keep those patients healthy and out of the hospital.
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To meet EHR meaningful use, look to practice managers
American Medical News
At many practices, the person who understands most intimately what financial impact a program such as meaningful use will have on a practice's bottom line is not the physician owners but the practice manager. So it stands to reason that the practice manager will be the one who takes the lead in ensuring that the practice qualifies. But that doesn't mean physicians aren't involved at all. It just means the line of communication between practice manager and physicians needs to be open, and the role each will play needs to be defined clearly.
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Not-for-profit hospitals tighten oversight as revenues fall
HealthLeaders Media
Not-for-profit hospitals are better managed and are learning to do more with less revenue. Now the question is whether or not the sector can continue to find savings in the coming years with much of the low-hanging fruit plucked and an aging demographic increasingly straining resource, Moody's Investors Service says.
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Docs need to learn more about billing, coding
Medpage Today
Bigger steps should be taken to make physicians more aware of the inefficiencies that cause billions in lost healthcare dollars every year, according to Medicare officials. Physicians receive little education in how to manage and limit program inefficiencies, inappropriate payments and exploitation, they wrote in a Viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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