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CMS Silence on ICD-10 Holds Healthcare Hostage

Scott Mace

CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner firmly vowed only weeks ago that there would be no ICD-10 delay. Now that an undefined delay has been announced, she remains silent on ICD-10's next steps. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Obama Quietly Signs SGR Patch Bill

The new law delays both the implementation of the ICD-10 code set and the so-called two-midnight rule, which affects hospital reimbursements. The law also includes critical funding extensions for rural hospitals. >>>

For Hospital CFOs, ICD-10 Delay a Costly Disappointment

Last week's surprise delay of ICD-10 implementation is a lose-lose-lose proposition for provider organizations: Costs will rise, physicians are likely to disengage, and the clinical benefits will be put off. >>>

Show, Don't Tell, Telehealth Benefits

Telehealth is gaining acceptance and momentum among providers and patients. It's even got friends in Washington working to change regulations that govern technology to treat patients remotely. Marketing needs to keep pace. >>>

Get Ready for Medicare's 5-Star Hospital Ratings

CMS intends to implement a five-star rating system on all of its web sites that display comparative quality information for providers. Stars are nice, but precision, in the form of detailed quality data, must remain public for quality to improve. >>>

Patient Volumes, Patterns Shifting

Reduced inpatient admissions and readmissions are having a corresponding effect on hospital and health system revenues, with question marks over reimbursements. Hospitals are bracing for impact. >>>

MSPB Adds Nuance to Readmission Rates

A new measure of healthcare efficiency, Medicare spending per beneficiary, is another pain point for healthcare leaders, but it aims to incentivize higher-quality, less-costly care. >>>



News Headlines

When employees steal patient records

InformationWeek, April 8, 2014

On-screen doctor visits are the new house call

Star Tribune, April 8, 2014

AMA won't stop Medicare doc data release

Boston.com / Associated Press, April 8, 2014

Health insurance isn't a year-round thing anymore

PBS NewsHour / Associated Press, April 7, 2014

Insult and injury: How doctors are losing the war against trolls

BuzzFeed, April 7, 2014

ICD-10 delay creates headaches

InformationWeek, April 4, 2014

How tech giants botched Obamacare

Bloomberg Businessweek, April 4, 2014

Healthcare players see more changes coming to Obamacare

Reuters, April 3, 2014

Maryland votes to adopt health exchange software used in CT

The Baltimore Sun, April 3, 2014

Opinion: Doctors are drowning in data

InformationWeek, April 2, 2014



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