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Join NAHAM and MedAssets at noon Oct. 27 for a free Web Seminar titled Lean Management: Increase Efficiency and Improve Quality in Healthcare. Participants can earn one contact hour towards CHAA or CHAM certification. Details regarding obtaining and documenting this contact hour will be distributed via email by Nov. 1. More information on the content of the Web Seminar is available by clicking here. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your Web Seminar seat today by clicking here.

HHS advisers urge use of uniform rules for electronic transactions
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In a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) recommended adoption of specific operating rules to unify financial and administrative electronic transactions, Health Data Management reports. NCVHS has endorsed Phases I and II eligibility and claims status rules from the Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange. More

CMS unveils billing, coding guidance
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CMS and the Medicare Learning Network recently released the Medicare Quarterly Provider Compliance Newsletter; the first in a series of publications intended to offer providers guidance on avoiding common Medicare billing and general errors. The quarterly newsletter will focus on top issues identified through various sources in each edition, according to CMS. More

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Patients want access to e-records
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The vast majority of Americans have never asked a doctor to provide them with personal health information or medical records in an electronic format, yet 70 percent of people responding to a new survey said it's important for doctors and hospitals to provide them with electronic copies of that information. More than 60 percent of lay respondents and almost half the physicians said the ability of patients to access electronic records will be an important standard by which to measure the success of a $27 billion federal subsidy program created to encourage adoption of electronic medial records by health care providers. More

Hospitals are prescribing privacy
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Private hospital rooms were once considered the realm of the rich, the powerful and the well-connected. The more common experience involved a cramped space with only a flimsy curtain separating two or more patients. Now patients are saying goodbye to their hospital roommates and enjoying golden solitude. More

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Veterans Affairs Department expands program to bring EHRs to the home
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The Veterans Affairs Department plans to expand its use of information technology and telecommunications – including mobile and landline phones and video conferencing – to deliver health care to aging veterans and others who suffer from chronic conditions, according to senior telehealth official. In fiscal year 2010, VA recorded 300,000 health care encounters in 36 specialty areas with the assistance of telehealth technologies, according to Dr. Adam Darkins, VA's chief consultant for telehealth services. More

Patient rooms get smart
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Ensuring compliance with some of the simplest and most effective patient safety measures relies a great deal on human nature and memory. Electronic medical records that gather, store data and ease work flow will help. But new technologies and software programs are bringing the EMR to the bedside, giving human nature and memory a little boost. More

HHS issues new guidance on kids' insurance policies
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Health insurers can't have different rules for when individual policies are sold for children with medical problems than for healthy kids, the Department of Health and Human Services recently said. Some insurers want to allow healthy children to enroll year-round but only have a limited "open season" for ones with pre-existing conditions. Not so fast, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a letter to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. More

CIOs wary of health IT staffing shortages
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The specter of staffing shortages as the nation's hospitals gear up for EMR implementations and "meaningful use" of health information technology has shown its face again, this time in the form of a survey of health care CIOs. A bare majority of 51 percent of chief information officers responding to a College of Healthcare Information Management Executives survey said that IT staffing shortfalls possibly will hinder their chances of achieving meaningful use and earning Medicare and Medicaid bonus payments in the coming years. More

Containing the patient privacy breach
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Social media creates new challenges for patient privacy. Patient confidentiality used to be a simple concept, simply enforced. Health care workers, for the most part, knew not to poke their nose in the records room or gossip about patients' medical issues. Privacy breaches, when they occurred, could be contained. Along came electronic medical records, Internet social sites like Twitter and Facebook and hackers. More
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