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Archive for February, 2012

Concern and cautious optimism from IT leaders on possible ICD-10 delay

Added 02.20.12

Members of the physician informatics community expressed surprise, elation and concern in reaction to the CMS' announcement that it will reconsider the Oct. 1, 2013 implementation deadline for the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision family of diagnostic and procedural codes. "I am thrilled that folks are listening," said Dr. Joseph Schneider, chief medical information officer and medical director of clinical information at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. However, he said, "There are other, better ways to do this other than to go to a system that's 30 years old coming up shortly." Read more of the article from at: more...

HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date

Added 02.20.12

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CMS will re-examine ICD-10 timeline, Tavenner says

Added 02.20.12

The acting head of the CMS on Tuesday signaled that the agency will extend the timeline on ICD-10 implementation. After speaking to attendees at the American Medical Association Advocacy Conference in Washington, acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told reporters that the CMS will "re-examine the timeframe" through a rulemaking process. She did not say when that rulemaking process will begin but said the CMS would send details about the process in the coming days. Read the rest of this article from Modern Healthcare at: more...

CMS Says ASCs Should Resubmit Recently Paid Medicare Claims if Incorrect

Added 02.20.12

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has indicated to ASCA that recent payments to ASCs may not have reflected... more...

The SUD Debate Rages On

Added 02.20.12

Reprocessed single-use devices are cost-effective and environmentally friendly, but are they safe? The use of reprocessed single-use devices remains a hot-button topic in surgical circles, and the FDA's recent consumer alert only fanned the flames of controversy. Some facility administrators and surgeons swear by the practice's cost-saving and greening benefits. Others worry about the safety and stigma of reusing instruments labeled for single use. Read the rest of this article and associated links from Outpatient Surgery Magazine at: more...

Amerinet Members to Benefit from New Agreement with Amblitel for Surgery Center Financial Management Services

Added 02.20.12

Amerinet Inc, a leading national healthcare solutions organization, announces a new agreement with Amblitel for ambulatory surgery center business office services. Effective December 1, 2011, through November 30, 2014, the contract, which is part of... more...