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Represent your facility, your state and your industry at the one political event that directly impacts you, your facility and your bottom-line — AAHAM Legislative Day. 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.
"AAHAM has really understood the legislative and regulatory process and this is why they have had so much success in the past. AAHAM's leadership has gone the extra mile to ensure AAHAM has a strong voice in Washington," said AAHAM's lobbyist, Paul Miller.
AAHAM's annual Legislative Day, brings you face-to-face with the decision-makers in Washington who determine the outcome of our industry's top legislative priorities.
- Lobby at the grassroots level
- Receive insider briefings from experts on issues critical to the industry
- Meet face-to-face with your members of the Senate & House
- Network with decision-makers and your colleagues
- Make your voices heard
- Make a difference at the only industry event of its kind
- Earn 8 AAHAM CEUs
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
For reservations call: 1-888-421-1442
The comment period for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use final rule comes to a close tonight, but the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has already identified five changes to meaningful use requirements in Stage 3. Failing to do so, CHIME leadership contends, would jeopardize the current administration's threefold goals to align quality improvement efforts, promote interoperability and information sharing, and reduce costs while promoting access and improving quality.
Health IT Analytics
While the growth rate of accountable care organizations has slowed over the past two years, and despite several departures from Medicare’s Pioneer ACO program, approximately 70 percent of the U.S. population live in areas served by ACOs. Nearly 45 percent reside in areas served by two or more ACOs, based on data from consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
Becker's Hospital Review
Although hospital readmission rates have dropped across the country for certain conditions, an analysis of Medicare claims by The Wall Street Journal found patients reenter the hospital nearly as frequently, but under a different label: observation stays.
Readmission rates at acute care hospitals in the U.S. dropped by about 9 percent from 2010 to 2013, although WSJ's analysis found rates of observation stays during that time increased by about 48 percent. That means the rise in observation stays accounted for roughly 40 percent of the decline in readmissions.
EHRs and data analysis will play an ever increasing and evolving role beyond the Meaningful Use program as Medicare moves to new health care delivery payment models.
"A different infrastructure will be needed for reform. It depends on data not just in one EHR but a new longitudinal measure," said Kelly Cronin, Director of ONC's Office of Care Coordination, speaking at the American Bar Association Health Law Section's Annual Washington (D.C.) Health Law Summit.
Many of the aging medical devices still in wide use at hospitals across the U.S. were built without much consideration for security controls. Bedside devices or implants, for instance, routinely carry potentially dangerous faults, according to Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at University of Michigan.
What does patient engagement really mean today? As patients take a more active role in managing their own health, healthcare organizations are challenged to enact strategies that improve customer loyalty. Increasingly, that challenge can be met with an infrastructure that encourages wellness and appropriate utilization built from sharing transparent information with patients about your organization's outcomes and expertise.
Topic: The Government’s Increased Focus on Individuals in Healthcare Investigations: What you Need to Know
When: WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
Speakers: Charlotte Kohler, President of Kohler Healthcare Consulting, Inc. and Susan Walberg, Vice President of Compliance of Kohler Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
The Department of Justice has recently issued guidance to all civil and criminal attorneys advising them to focus on individuals when conducting reviews of possible corporate misconduct. This interesting, intermediate level webinar will provide an overview of that guidance, what’s new about this perspective, and what organizations should be doing in response. Payment must be received on or before Jan. 6. You will receive your confirmation and handouts via email by Jan. 11. Everyone earns 3 CEU's for attending.
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