Tag Archives: electronic health records

In-House Counsel Increasingly Must Focus on Data Analytics

By: Paul R. DeMuro The Obama Administration plans to move billions of dollars in Medicare payments into contracts that radically alter how hospitals and physicians are paid. The idea is to find alternative payment mechanisms to Medicare’s fee-for-service system that … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Records: Present State and Future Trends

By: Christine Burke Worthen Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been a flurry of activity in the realm of electronic health records (EHRs). From the realization that EHRs are a vital component to effectively manage … Continue reading

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Government Targets EHR-Generated Upcoding

By: Vanessa Reynolds In response to reports of Medicare overbilling by providers, as recently described in The Center for Public Integrity’s “Cracking the Codes” series, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (NCHIT) is undertaking an investigation of the allegations. … Continue reading

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Medicare Patients Aren’t the Only Patients Entitled to Enhanced Quality of Care

By Heather Miller On January 4, 2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final notice in the Federal Register announcing the initial set of 26 quality measures for Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries, which covers areas including prevention, care coordination, … Continue reading

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