E/M Coding Changes Coming in 2021

E/M Coding Changes Coming in 2021

Coding changes scheduled to take effect January 1, 2021 will have far-reaching effects on the orthopaedic specialty. Broadly speaking, history and...

What You Need to Know About the ONC Final Rule

What You Need to Know About the ONC Final Rule

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has enacted legislation titled the Cures Act Final Rule...

AMA Playbook: Patient Record Access

AMA Playbook: Patient Record Access

A new playbook recently released from the American Medical Association aims to facilitate patient data access. The four-part guide dispels HIPAA...

Epic Says No to Interoperability

Epic Says No to Interoperability

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner wrote an email to CEOs and presidents of hospital systems to sign a letter voicing disapproval for the interoperability and...

Lessons from Project Nightingale

Lessons from Project Nightingale

How far do privacy laws really go to protect patient identity? Existing protections may no longer be sufficient to address the public’s concern...

Combating Low Record Access Rates

Combating Low Record Access Rates

In November 2019, a study by Health Affairs found that only 10% of patients with online access to their electronic health records accessed their...

Information Blocking: ONC Penalties Coming Soon

Information Blocking: ONC Penalties Coming Soon

 

Last February, ONC and CMS issued two new proposed rules that will affect health IT stakeholders nationwide. The combined proposals seek to...

A Patient's Holiday Wish List

A Patient's Holiday Wish List

Christmas Day is only one week away! As the holiday season flies by, we’d like to share a piece originally found on OrthoServiceLine, called “What...

HL7/CAQH CORE Advance Interoperability

HL7/CAQH CORE Advance Interoperability

HL7 International, responsible for the creation of the FHIR interoperability standard, has partnered with CAQH CORE to collaborate on ways to...

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