Monthly Archives: February 2012

Supreme Court Could Delay Health Care Fight

 In a recent article published in USA today, there is one law that could have a historic impact on the practice of medicine in the United States and that is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is slated … Continue reading

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HHS to Delay ICD-10 Implementation

 On February 16th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its intent to delay implementation of ICD-10 for “certain health care entities.” This means implementation will be pushed back from the original October 1, 2013 compliance deadline. This … Continue reading

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CMS Issues Meaningful Use Proposed Rule

 Specifics on how the bar will be raised for healthcare providers to qualify for incentives concerning meaningful use of electronic health records was released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 23rd in its proposed rule. … Continue reading

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Meaningful Use Guidance Given to Physicians by CMS

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a statement to remind eligible professionals (EPs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program of important deadlines approaching and what can still be accomplished this year in … Continue reading

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Medicare Reimbursement Cuts Avoided

  Medicare reimbursement cuts to physicians, by 27.4% were avoided last Tuesday. The cuts were slated to begin on March 1st.  As such, physicians will continue to be paid at the current rates through this year. The cuts, if implemented, … Continue reading

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