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2014 May Items

Proposed EHR Changes

May 30, 2014
On May 20, 2014, CMS announced a proposed rule intended to help providers make use of Certified EHR Technology (CERT). The proposed rule would allow providers reporting the 2014 period for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs to use EHRs that have been certified under the 2011 Edition, a com... Read More

Free Provider Tool: Risk based on Medicare Utilization by Providers

May 15, 2014
As most of us have either heard or seen by now, CMS released a data dump of Medicare utilization by NPI number last month and since then, newspaper articles have flourished about how physicians are simply making too much money off of Medicare. The facts are this — only around 70% of the utiliz... Read More

Search Tool Enhancements + Top 10 Searching Tips

May 13, 2014
We have released some major enhancements to our signature Find-A-Code Search Tool! Now you can quickly narrow search results to a single code set by typing the abbreviation before the keyword, for example "CPT Chest Xray" or "ICD9 Gastric Reflux".If one of the results is a Chapter/Section... Read More

CMS Announces New Deadline for ICD-10: Oct 1, 2015

May 05, 2014
On May 1, 2014, CMS released the following statement regarding ICD-10: On April 1, 2014, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) (Pub. L. No. 113-93) was enacted, which said that the Secretary may not adopt ICD-10 prior to October 1, 2015. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Heal... Read More

CMS Issues Proposed Hospital Inpatient Payment Regulation

May 01, 2014
CMS Issues Proposed Hospital Inpatient Payment Regulation                       Proposed rule would strengthen tie between payment and quality improvement On April 30, CMS issued a proposed rul... Read More

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