Category Archives: Meaningful Use

Meeting federal meaningful use requirements

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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Future of Meaningful Use is in question

The government seems to have done it yet again. First with ICD-10 and now with Meaningful Use … it’s creating more difficulty and expense for healthcare facilities. On Aug. 29, 2014 the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and … Continue reading

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The new ICD-10 date: Just another line in the sand?

The Department of Health and Human Services has officially given the new deadline for ICD-10 implementation as Oct. 1, 2015. Once upon a time we would not have questioned a delay of this type but after two delays and two … Continue reading

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