Policy

For Talented CMIOs in the Emerging New Healthcare, the World Really Is their “Oyster”

March 2, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Speaking with Dr. David Levin about the roles and reporting relationships of “2.0 Generation” CMIOs was exciting and possibility-filled

A New Approach To Protecting Healthcare Data Security

March 2, 2015     Marc Probst, vice president and CIO at Intermountain Healthcare
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To tackle the problem of cybercrime, the vast cadre of talent in the industry should take a new approach: curtail the current “audits and penalties” approach and work together to fix the root of the problem by building an infrastructure that can truly protect...

New ICD-10 Survey: Despite Minimal Prep, Providers Are Optimistic

February 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Only 21 percent of physicians feel they are currently on track with ICD-10 preparation efforts, according to a new survey from the Duluth, Ga.-based healthcare billing and payment solutions vendor Navicure.

When Peggy O’Kane Speaks, Providers Had Better Listen

February 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
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The blog last week on the American Journal of Managed Care’s website by Margaret E. “Peggy” O’Kane, president of NCQA, provided a strong element in a clear roadmap for providers going forward

Minimizing the ICD-10 Impact by Focusing on the Codes That Matter

February 26, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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As it looks like the transition to ICD-10 is going to finally happen his year, providers may think that they will have to master 155,000 codes. But not so fast—one consulting firm as developed a shortcut to lessen to burden in the short term.

CMS: First Week of ICD-10 Testing a Success

February 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Of the approximately 1,500 test claims received by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during ICD-10 testing week, 81 percent were accepted, CMS announced.

Informatics Expert on Interoperability: “We’re in the Dark Ages”

February 24, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Compared to other sectors, healthcare interoperability is certainly immature. One informatics expert and professor of clinical radiology says that the industry only has itself to blame.

What Stephen Nuckolls Knows About Accountable Care—and Why It Really Matters

February 23, 2015     Mark Hagland
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Stephen Nuckolls and his colleagues at Coastal Carolina Health Care know that they can make accountable care work—and do it outside the markets already best known for risk-based innovation

Steering the Healthcare Ship: A Call to the Logical, Not the Loud

February 20, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Last week at the iHT2 Health IT Summit in Miami, Fla., one CMIO compared the shifting healthcare landscape to a massive ship that needs a major push to be steered in another direction.

UnitedHealthcare to Add Up to 250 ACOs in 2015

February 19, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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UnitedHealthcare has announced that it will contract with up to 250 new accountable care organizations (ACO) in 2015, adding to its existing total of 520 such programs.

Study: IT Pros Lack Expertise to Handle Federal Mandates

February 19, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Three out of five healthcare IT professionals believe that government mandates are having a negative effect on their industry, according to study from Peak 10, a Charlotte, N.C.-based national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider.

Four Pennsylvania Healthcare Orgs Form Medicare ACO

February 18, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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Four regional Pennsylvania healthcare organizations are collaborating to form a Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organization (ACO), called Penn State Health Care Partners.
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