CMSThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its clarifying questions and answers regarding the degree of coding flexibility that will be permitted during the first year of ICD-10 implementation. The revisions, made July 31, were to the two questions focused on explanations for a valid ICD-10 code and definition of an ICD-10 family. Q: What is a valid ICD-10 code?

Doctor with MoneyMore than two-thirds (69%) of physician leaders surveyed agree that doctors should be held accountable for costs of care, in addition to quality of care, according to a new survey jointly conducted by the American Association for Physician Leadership® and the Navigant Center for Healthca

Accountable Care Organizationsnew study published in the Annals of Family Medicine suggests that family physicians in accountable care organizations (ACOs) may not be paid that much differently than their counterparts in non-ACO practices.

WEDI LogoThe Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), announced the release of its findings from its June 2015 ICD-10 Industry Readiness Survey yesterday.

The ICD-10 conversion will bring with it a whole blitzkrieg of changes to workflow. Ask your partner what kind of training is available, including online and self-assessment tests.

AMA LogoThe American Medical Association (AMA) today declared its strong support for new legislation responding to the depths of doctors' dissatisfaction with the federal government's Meaningful Use program. According to the AMA, the bill (introduced by U.S. Rep.

Certificate of CompletionYour EHR should work the way you do , fine-tuned over many years in response to thoughtful user engagement and feedback. If your EHR doesn’t work that way, it’s time to find one that does—and to put it to work for you. Here are some telltale signs of a standout EHR.

ICD-10 RedEarlier this month, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a joint effort to help providers prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Since the announcement a number of questions have surfaced from the healthcare community.

Meaningful Use 3Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to delay Meaningful Use Stage 3.

Anthem LogoAnthem announced that it has agreed to acquire Cigna in a $54 billion cash and stock transaction.