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April 09, 2013

A state by state look at the cost of health care


By: Cerner Corporation

The week, the Wall Street Journal published an article examining the per-person cost of health care by state in the United States. The data, from 2009 (latest data available), showed that health care spending averaged $6,815 per person. However, the costs vary widely from state to state, ranging from more than $10,000 per person in Washington, D.C., to just over $5,000 per person in Utah.... Read full story


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February 12, 2013

Navigating Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and more at Cerner's Regulatory Alignment Summits


By: Krista Robke, senior director, Cerner Consulting

We are all trying to navigate the requirements and regulations of the changing health care environment. In 2013, the Regulatory Compliance Practice within U.S. Consulting is hosting several Regulatory Alignment Summits in Kansas City.... Read full story


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Tags: HIMSS13


November 16, 2012

Meaningful Use Stage 3 coming into focus


By: Cerner Corporation

The HIT Policy Committee recently published its recommendations on Meaningful Use Stage 3 rules. Among the recommendations are new measures and threshold increases from Stage 2. The committee also recommended removing some measures from Stage 3.... Read full story


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Tags: ONC


October 04, 2012

CHC 2012: Genes or environment?


By: Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.

When my brother and I were growing up, our father, Roger Fisher, cast a long shadow. He had come back from World War II convinced by the deaths of many of his best friends that there had to be better ways to solve disputes. He devoted his career to studying and practicing conflict resolution. Dinner table conversations were focused on how to reduce the risk of nuclear war or bring peace to the Middle East. We grew up knowing that it would be important to “make a difference” in our work.... Read full story


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Tags: ACO


August 30, 2012

ICD-10 through the coder's lens


By: Elaine O'Bleness, RHIA, CHP, CPHQ, Cerner

What a difference a day makes. Friday, August 24, 2012 the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Federal Register being published on September 5, 2012 will finally give us the implementation date for ICD-10-CM/PCS as October 1, 2014!... Read full story


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July 13, 2012

A comprehensive ICD-10 assessment


By: Randy Hawk, senior engagement leader, Cerner Regulatory & Compliance Practice

What do the Mayan calendar and the ICD-10 transition date have in common? They both prophesize the end of the world, and both deadlines have been extended past their original date. OK, transitioning to ICD-10 doesn't mean the end of the world, but it does represent one the biggest changes ever to hit the health care industry. So let’s take a minute to revisit that foundational step in the preparatory process - the comprehensive assessment of risks and impact. ... Read full story


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Tags: ICD-10


June 28, 2012

SCOTUS rules on Affordable Care Act


By: Cerner Corporation

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s signature piece of health care reform legislation, another step on the health care reform path that began in February 2009 with President Obama saying, “So let there be no doubt: Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year,” when addressing a joint session of Congress.... Read full story


Category: News, Healthcare Reform

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Tags: SCOTUS, ACA


March 13, 2012

Will we see ICD-10? Maybe...


By: Roy Foster, Director, US Consulting Regulatory Compliance Practice

What an intriguing world we live in. Here we sit, after exhausting efforts to encourage, develop and begin executing strategies for the ICD-10 transition, with an indefinite timeline but equally definite actuality. Most major players in the industry have shared their perspective, opinions and speculations on the delay. It is obvious to say there are individuals and groups on both sides of the discussion. My objective in this post is to stay away from opinion and focus on strategy, which requires some speculation.... Read full story


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