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Healthy Vision 2020
Bringing into focus a clear and distinct view of the rest of this decade in Texas health care. Offering a sharp perception of what lies ahead and what we must change to keep us all healthy.
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HHS Finalizes ICD-10 Deadline Delay to Oct. 1, 2014

In issuing the final rule, the Department of Health and Human Services postpones until Oct.

 

"The timing of the transition could not be worse, as many physicians already are spending significant time and resources implementing electronic health records in their practices, meeting meaningful use regulations, adapting to a host of new Medicare and Medicaid policies, and hurdling other administrative burdens created by the new health law," Dr. Speer said.

 

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TMA Wants ICD-10 Canned

TMA Wants ICD-10 Canned | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it
TMA is glad the federal government postponed adoption of the ICD-10 coding system until 2014 but believes it should completely scrap ICD-10 for a more up to date coding system. If officials don' t do that, then they should delay ICD-10 even longer.
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AMA looks at fast-forwarding to ICD-11 - Modern Physician

AMA looks at fast-forwarding to ICD-11 - Modern Physician | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

TMA's View:

The ICD-10 mandate will create significant burdens on the practice of medicine with no direct benefit to individual patient care. It is a huge weight to place on physicians when they face numerous other administrative hurdles, including implementing and achieving meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), meeting quality measures under Medicare’s PQRS and other programs, the impending creation of accountable care organizations in Medicare, and more. The timing of the transition could not be worse, as many physicians already are spending significant time and resources implementing EHRs in their practices.

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