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Electronic Health Data Gaining Favor

Electronic Health Data Gaining Favor

More than half of U.S. doctors have switched to electronic health records and are using them to manage patients’ basic medical information and prescriptions, according to federal data set to be released Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services says it has reached a tipping point as it seeks to steer medical providers away from paper records. Advocates for… Read more →

Bill Would Prohibit HHS From Mandating ICD-10 Transition

Bill Would Prohibit HHS From Mandating ICD-10 Transition

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) has introduced a bill (HR 1701) that would prohibit HHS from mandating that health care providers switch to ICD-10 code sets, ICD-10 Watch reports (Natale, ICD-10 Watch, 4/25). About ICD-10 U.S. health care organizations are working to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets to accommodate codes for new diseases and procedures. The switch from ICD-9… Read more →

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