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The Cost of Implementing ICD‐10 for Physician Practices

A study published by the American Medical Association predicts that ICD-10 conversion costs will end up at least three times higher than originally predicted, with a typical medium size practice investing $200,000 – $800,000. The study includes the cost of purchasing or upgrading an EHR system.

Creators Still in Demand on Health Care Website

The federal government is negotiating with CGI, the now notorious Healthcare.gov contractor, for several months of continued technical support while its replacement, Accenture, gets up and running. Meanwhile, Accenture is aggressively recruiting the CGI employees who had worked on the Healthcare.gov project.

Congressional panel investigates stimulus funds after TX hospital boss indicted

Representative Michael Burgess (TX) has launched an inquiry into the audit process in place for the EHR Incentive Program after last weeks news that the former CIO of Shelby Regional Medical Center defrauded CMS of $800,000 by attesting to MU without actually implementing and using the necessary technologies.

Top HIE vendors of 2014 named

Black Book names the top HIE vendors of 2014, with Covisint, ICA, Cerner, Allscripts, and Infor all taking top spots in their respective segments.

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  1. From the Healthcare IT News article–>those percentages of unconnected hospitals and physician practices are pretty staggering. The fax machine is not going to die tomorrow (but hopefully the day after that).







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