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Q&A: ICD-10 brings challenges, opportunities to medical coders
EHR Intelligence
There are three major components to the ICD-10 transition: physicians and their documentation, payers and their claims processing, and the medical coders that bridge the two. While each group faces its own particular challenges ahead of October 1, 2014, coders face onerous task of completely reinventing themselves professionally while simultaneously shouldering the burden of keeping their employers' revenue flowing.
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Save the dates for the 2013 ANI!
AAHAM
The 2013 ANI will be Oct. 16-18, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La.

This year's theme is "Achieving Excellence in Your Revenue Cycle ... and All That Jazz"


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ICD codes don't capture all strokes
Medpage Today
An uncommon type of stroke — hemorrhage following a clot — needs its own ICD-9 code, researchers said. Also this week, the search for reversal agents for factor Xa oral anticoagulants continues with interesting results for one of them.

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Expert: Skipping ICD-10 testing will cost more
Government Health IT
Testing for ICD-10 could cost big money, but failing to test could cost more, according to Mark Lott, CEO of Lott QA Group and coordinator for the HIMSS WEDI National Pilot Program. "Don't put off testing. Start with whatever you have," Lott told attendees of the HIMSS Media ICD-10 Forum on June 17 at the Gaylord in National Harbor, Md.

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Health information exchanges gain newfound doctor interest
American Medical News
Now that physicians have become comfortable with having electronic health records in their practices, they are ready for more advanced uses of the technology, including participation in health information exchanges.

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Emergency department relief? Keep doctor offices open late
American Medical News
Primary care physician practices that offer evening and weekend office hours can help patients avoid trips to the emergency department while cutting overall health system spending, suggests an emerging body of research. A recent study in The Journal of Pediatrics examining the pediatric population confirms what earlier studies among adult patients have found: When patients with urgent health problems have the option to see their regular physician, they will skip ED visits that can involve long waits, big out-of-pocket costs and unneeded testing.
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Programming error causes Indiana data breach
Government Health IT
In one of the largest HIPAA breaches reported this year, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is notifying 187,533 clients that their protected health information, financial and employment data and, in many cases, Social Security numbers have been compromised following a computer programming glitch.
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RWJF report: 4 key findings on EHR adoption
Becker's Hospital Review
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and Mathematica Policy Research, has released a report detailing the growth of health information technology in the United States. "Hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers are clearly taking advantage of recent incentives to embrace the promise of technology," said John R. Lumpkin, MD, senior vice president at RWJF, in a news release. The report details the significant strides made in the adoption of electronic health records in particular.
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Are hospital readmissions numbers fruit of an imperfect equation?
The Hospitalist
Many healthcare reform initiatives are so new that few data are available to assess whether they are working as intended. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, however, has touted the early numbers from its Hospital Readmission Reduction Program to suggest that the policy is making a difference in curbing bounce-backs. The overall impact, however, might be decidedly more nuanced and provides a telling example of the challenges that such programs can present to hospitalists and other healthcare providers.
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ACOs increasingly turn to remote patient monitoring
FierceHealthIT
More than half of accountable care organizations that responded to a recent survey from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group are using remote patient monitoring to manage high-risk chronically ill patients. Most of the hospitals and health systems interviewed are or were in the process of becoming ACOs. Fifty-five percent of them said they had deployed or are evaluating remote-monitoring technology to reduce readmissions, to attain financial incentives related to chronic-disease management and care coordination, to increase self-management of disease.
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10-point ONC safety plan seeks to improve EHR use
HealthLeaders Media
New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen.
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How is CPOE more than cookbook medicine in the EMR?
EHR Intelligence
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is quite adamant about the role of computerized physician order entry in ensuring the delivery of evidence-based, high-quality and most importantly safe care to patients using EMR and health IT systems.
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