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Banner scrapping $115M UA Health records system

A local Tucson paper reports that Banner Health will replace the University of Arizona Health Network’s $115 million Epic platform with Cerner by early 2018.

Medicaid ICD-10 workarounds in California, three other states worry providers

Medicaid programs in California, Louisiana, Maryland, and Montana have been granted permission from CMS to continue using ICD-9 codes after the October 1 switchover because their systems are not fully capable of supporting ICD-10. The state offices will convert submitted ICD-10 codes into ICD-9 codes and then use those codes to calculate payments.

New service to manage cyber security threats in health and care

England will create a national cyber security center to support the NHS and other healthcare organizations, providing “expert advice and guidance on cyber security threats and best practice.”  The new service will be launch in phases between January and autumn 2016.

Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 3 and Modifications to Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017

ONC has submitted the Meaningful Use Stage 3 Final Rule to the OMB for review ahead of its public release.

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Currently there are "2 comments" on this Article:

  1. Here we go, at least 4 states and one of the most populous, cannot do ICD-10 claims with Medicaid. Again, someone needs to allow a phase in period of dual coding, pick either 9 or 10 for a while until everyone can get this figured out. This will allow providers to post a small number of claims to these lagging insurers so that cash flow and disruption does not occur. I have no idea who thought of this sharp cut off date but its a bad idea. Really bad. Its really not a good idea to do this.

  2. Re: ONC MU Stage 3 Final Rule

    Anyone else notice that the hyperlink (above) went “bad” shortly after it made the rounds?

    Wonder if Mr. H (or other readers) have insight as to why this might have happened.







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