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CHIME, AHIMA: Limit ICD-10 delay to one year

The  latest delay to the ICD-10  transition will be both disruptive and costly for healthcare delivery innovation and  must not last beyond a year, says a coalition of healthcare organizations, including  the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the American Health Information Management Association.

CMS issues MU attestation guidance for providers in group/health system settings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued guidance to help eligible hospitals and eligible professionals who are part of larger entities or who practice in multiple locations and participate in the Meaningful Use program.

Five ways CMS screwed up last week's release of Medicare payment doc data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) last week missed the mark when it released the 2012 Medicare data on how much it paid doctors for their services. CMS' nearly lazy indifference in...

Obama signs doc fix, ICD-10 delay into law

President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed H.R. 4302, which was just passed through the Senate Monday, implementing a 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts for physicians and delaying ICD-10 until at least October 1, 2015.

Study: 7 different federal definitions of telehealth

Federal efforts to define and advance telehealth are certainly a work in progress as nationwide and state-based laws are developed. A new study explores seven unique definitions of telehealth in current use across the U.S. government.

ICD-10 delayed after SGR patch passes Senate

Implementation of ICD-10 will be delayed by at least one more year after the Senate voted, 64-35, Monday evening to approve a temporary, 12-month patch to the sustainable growth rate payment formula that will prevent deep Medicare payment cuts.

LA hospital may have to repay CMS for CEO's misdeeds

The CEO of Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah, La., is in prison for healthcare fraud, but the facility he ran may have to foot the bill for his misdeeds, the  Monroe   News-Star  reported.

CMS wants evidence before deciding on coverage for lung cancer screening

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the topics it expects to be discussed during the April 30 Medicare Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee meeting looking at whether low-dose CT lung cancer screening should be covered by Medicare.

ICD-10 delay in proposed SGR bill

As part of new legislation that would provide a 12-month patch for relief from the sustainable growth rate, implementation of ICD-10 would be delayed until no sooner than Oct. 1, 2015.

CMS confirms dates, figures for ICD-10 testing

End-to-end ICD-10 testing for providers, announced late last month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will take place this July, CMS confirmed on Friday.