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