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Will Increased Transparency Fix the U.S. Healthcare System?

by Linda M. Girgis, M.D., Family Practitioner

Several recent articles called for increased transparency in doctors’ earnings and in their conflict of interests. Those calling for this transparency think this revelation will suddenly drive the free market and make patients informed consumers. 1,062 more words

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The Varied Dangers for Healthcare Workers in late 2014

Written by: Michael Sapko, M.D., Ph.D

A plethora of dangers exist for healthcare workers. On the purely biological level, we are seeing an upward trend in treating patients with MRSA and VRSA. 504 more words

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CMS Picks 13 ICD-10 "Myths" to Debunk

Have You Heard? – September 5, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, CMS released a short booklet of “Myths and Facts” about ICD-10. Inside there were 13 “myths” that they debunked with the cold, hard facts. 18 more words

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CMS Makes the ICD-10 Date Official -- Again

Have You Heard? – August 5, 2014

Yesterday CMS released the official “rule” specifying the implementation date for ICD-10 as October 1, 2015. Read an article on the… 29 more words

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On ICD-10: "Making Hay While the Sun Shines"

Have You Heard? – July 24, 2014

In an article recently posted on the website ICD10monitor.com, author Stephen Spain makes the point that the delay in the implementation of ICD-10 granted a reprieve, with additional time to prepare. 28 more words

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WEDI's 13 Recommended Action Steps for ICD-10

Have You Heard? – June 26, 2014

In case you missed it, 3 weeks ago the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) issued a letter to Kathleen Sibelius, Secretary of HHS, outlining the impacts of the ICD-10 delay. 19 more words

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How Others are Handling the ICD-10 Delay

Have You Heard? – June 5, 2014

Wondering how other organizations are handling the ICD-10 delay, and what they’re doing these days? A recent article on the Health Data Management website gives some insight: 6 more words

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