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CMS Announces 90-Day Period of Enforcement Discretion for Compliance with Eligibility and Claim Status Operating Rules

CMS announces a 90-day reprieve for healthcare facilities not yet in compliance with ACA’s insurance eligibility and claim status checking mandate.

Wolters Kluwer Health Completes Acquisition of Health Language, Inc.

Health Language, a leader in the medical terminology management market, is acquired by Wolters Kluwer.

Copying common in electronic medical records

Reuters reviews the electronic progress notes of 135 patients, generated from an ICU in a Cleveland hospital, and finds that progress notes contained copied material about 75 percent of the time. Mr. H analyzes the report, its flaws, and its findings in greater detail below.

UNC cancer center computers hacked

Hackers have gained access to the personal information of more than 3,500 employees, visitors, and contractors of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. No patient information was exposed.

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