Category Archives: Meaningful Use

Meeting federal meaningful use requirements

The end of Meaningful Use – How will it impact your work day?

Acting Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Andy Slavitt, recently confirmed that the Meaningful Use initiative will end sometime in 2016. The message from the medical community has finally been heard by the powers that be. Meaningful … Continue reading

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Will Meaningful Use 3 be eliminated?

We have been hearing for quite some time the rally to push back the deadlines for Meaningful Use.   Beginning with Stage 1, continuing with Stage 2, and now Stage 3.  What is new on the horizon is a call for … Continue reading

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Laughter is the best medicine – ICD10 Illustrated

You know those things you didn’t know you need until you see them? I found one today when the Internet directed me to ICD-10 Illustrated. I’m not sure how I’ve been living in the healthcare documentation field without this — … Continue reading

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HIMSS 2015 – MU Stage III, security, and big data

This year’s annual HIMSS convention was attended by more than 40,000 people. I feel like I walked past every single one of them. Major takeaways from the conference included helpful updates on Meaningful Use Stage III by Robert Anthony, deputy … Continue reading

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Getting connected — by federal mandate?

Will it take yet another government mandate for connectivity between hospitals to occur? An interesting article in the “New York Times” entitled “Doctors find barriers to sharing digital medical records” succinctly describes the problem that still persists in the evolution … Continue reading

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