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Higgins Calls for Expanded Use of Electronic Medical Record

Congressman Brian Higgins (D), of New York’s 27th congressional district, speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives highlighting the need for increased adoption of EHRs and HIEs and the benefit they each played in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Higher-Complexity ED Billing Codes — Sicker Patients, More Intensive Practice, or Improper Payments?

The New England Journal of Medicine publishes an article in response to the OIG and HHS investigation of EHR-induced fraud, suggesting that a change in the role EDs play in medical care, as well as a change in average ED patient demographics could just as easily account for the increase in higher reimbursement claims.

Greenway Medical CEO: ‘You have to practice going public before you go public’

Tee Green, CEO of Greenway, gives advice to business leaders considering an IPO.

Form 8-K for ALLSCRIPTS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, INC.

Diane Adams, EVP of culture and talent at Allscripts, departs taking 12 months’ severance, her target bonus, a year of health benefits, accelerated vesting, and a retention bonus.

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