The successor to David Blumenthal, M.D., who has announced he'll resign as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology this spring, will have a lot of work to do when it comes to protecting the privacy and security of healthcare information.
One top priority for his successor will be to work with other agencies to build a consistent approach to protecting patient information, says Deven McGraw, co-chair of the Privacy and Security Tiger Team that's been advising Blumenthal's
Watch LaDonna Larson, Executive Director of the Idaho Health Data Exchange, discuss their efforts as the state designated entity to create a statewide health information exchange.
Through the eHealth Initiative 2010 National Survey on Health Information Exchange, 18 health information exchange initiatives were identified as being sustainable. These initiatives are operational, are not dependant on federal funding, and have broken even through operational revenue. Watch representatives from four of these exceptional initiatives explain their success, their challenges, and what they expect to encounter on the road ahead.
Aetna has provided a simple and comprehensive overview of ICD-10/5010 that could be used as reference material or to share with others who may not be familiar with the upcoming ICD-10/5010 changes.
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If you practice or code in the US, this is the reference you need! Quickly and easily reference and share ICD-10 CM diagnoses by either code or description. Include themes, tagging as favorites, and ability to share reference codes by SMS and email.
Rapidly search, reference and share ICD-10-CM diagnoses by either code or description.
Includes themes, tagging as favorites, and ability to share referenced codes by SMS and email.
Note these are the American
The 2011 ICD-10 CM and PCS have been released. The 2011 ICD-10-CM files below contain information on the new diagnosis coding system, ICD-10-CM, that is being developed as a replacement for ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1 and 2.
ICD-10-CM Quick Reference Guide [PDF, 484KB]
2011 Diagnosis Code Set General Equivalence Mappings [ZIP, 761KB]
2011 Reimbursement Mapping Guide [PDF, 59KB]
2011 Reimbursement Mappings - Diagnoses [ZIP, 197KB]
2011 Code Descriptions - Long Format, Table Format, and
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued a final rule to establish the permanent certification program for health information technology on Monday.
The final rule will be published in the Federal Register on Jan 7th and the National Coordinator will use the permanent certification program to authorize organizations to certify EHR technologies beginning on January 1, 2012.
Highlights of the permanent certification program