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HIT in 2014: Portal Perils and Half-Built Houses



We do not know the extent of the trouble about to rain down on healthcare information technology, but it is out there, and will start pelting providers within weeks, not months.



4 comments on "HIT in 2014: Portal Perils and Half-Built Houses"
Frank Poggio (12/18/2013 at 10:38 PM)

Correction.. For hospitals that's .33 reduction of the MBI. So for a 250 bed community hospital that would be roughly, $50mill*.008*.33 = $130k Hardly worth getting bent out of shape about when an EHR could cost $10+ million! ..LOINC codes are: A universal code system for identifying laboratory and clinical observations and results.
scottmace (12/18/2013 at 4:51 PM)

LOINC stands for Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes. More info at http://www.loinc.org.
Stuart Showalter (12/18/2013 at 9:46 AM)

For those unfamiliar with the term, it might have been nice to define "LOINC." Unless I missed something, I don't see that spelled out anywhere.
Frank Poggio (12/17/2013 at 2:41 PM)

I like the house analogy...just when you think you got it done your inlaws move in! The one persent penalty is only half right. A straight 1% reduction will hit the docs, but for hospitals it's a 1% reduction in the Medicare market basket index adjustment (SGR)...which by the way things are going may not be much!