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January 26, 2012

A programmatic approach to the ICD-10 transition


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

We’re only about a month into 2012 and there’s no doubt this is going to be a busy year from a regulatory perspective. Our Cerner family will continue to make great progress toward attesting to Meaningful Use. The first performance period for the hospital value-based purchasing program will conclude, and the pay-for-performance era will formally begin here in the United States. Hospitals will become financially accountable to 30-day readmissions. A handful of you will be well on your accountable care organization journey. While these initiatives all have a direct impact on health care organizations, we cannot overlook another initiative likely to have the broadest impact on health IT since Y2K.... Read full story


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January 18, 2012

A look inside the HHS’ Meaningful Use attestation data set


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

With the first year of Meaningful Use participation behind us, HHS has begun sharing program statistics. In fact CMS has been providing general program updates to the Health IT Policy Committee for a few months now. HHS recently released, for the first time, a Meaningful Use attestation data setThis data provides the ability to see how many eligible hospitals and eligible providers (EPs) have attested through November 2011. Further stratification can be done by vendor, state, specialty, etc. This report also distinguishes whether the certified EHR used for attestation received complete or modular certification. It’s important to consider these terms when using the HHS data to gain perspective on the HIT industry.... Read full story


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