Monthly Archives: March 2014

ICD-10 delayed?

Just when we all were certain that ICD-10 would launch on Oct. 1, 2014, Congress has now stepped in and a bill has been presented by the House Ways and Means Committee that would potentially delay the start date by … Continue reading

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Windows XP – The end is near

It’s been all over the news.  Windows XP is nearing its end-of-life.  Support for the Windows XP operating system, which was released in 2002, will end on April 8, 2014.  After that date, Microsoft will stop offering tech support and … Continue reading

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Wanted: ICD-10 testers

If you can’t get enough of ICD-10, you’re in luck – the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking for end-to-end testers over the summer. In late July, CMS will start end-to-tend testing to a small group of providers. … Continue reading

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Take-aways from HIMSS

This year’s Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Orlando was bigger than ever – 37,000-plus attendees attesting to the fact that nearly everything in the hospital environment is driven by the IT component. Interestingly, the mix of vendors was … Continue reading

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Adventures in patient advocacy

My father has been ill over the past few months and I have become his health care advocate.  I have taken him to all kinds of doctors and we have worked our way through what feels like a maze of … Continue reading

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