Fiscal Cliff Debate, Mortgage Interest Deduction Compared to Cost of Medicare Fraud

When we consider what the U.S. Administration may hope to gain by curtailing the mortgage interest tax deduction, we should consider it in light of inefficiencies and fraud in healthcare that cost more. Bloated charges to Medicare cost HUNDREDS of BILLIONS to the U.S. government. In other words, the government is reimbursing some for services that were never provided to any taxpayer. This isn't a Red or Blue issue it is an American issue.

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use, Interoperability of EMRs and ICD-10. What is CMS, ONC and HIPAA Impact on Accountable Care Organizations?

One of the key questions will be how the EMR provides a foundation with the Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) for comparative effectiveness data over the life span of a patient (sometimes called the continuum of care) and whether CDA standards currently proposed will accomplish that. Informatics people call this "longitudinal clinical data."

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Brown Win Robs Democrats of Vote for Health Bill, H.I.T. Work Continues

Scott Brown election slows Democrats, but work on the electronic data interchange standard HIPAA X12 5010 and companion medical coding standard ICD-10 will continue. Most health plans appear pleased with this news and it may free up IT budgets to accelerate electronic health care standards as these firms anticipate that their cost of doing business will not be as restricted or impacted by health reform legislation.

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HIPAA 5010 Webinar Speakers Panel

On Monday, November 30th at 1pm ET Mike Arrigo, CEO of No World Borders, Inc. will be participating in a health care industry panel on health care, HIPAA 5010, electronic…

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Week of November 16, 2009 – Health Care Reform

Health Care reform updates for the week of November 16, 2009 including recent report from Hewitt on the favorable and unfavorable expected impact of the current proposed health care reform bill, Federal and State updates. Topics in this issue include State of New York removing insurers right to subrogate claims, electronic health record requirements in Utah, New Jersey state budget cuts, Illinois legislation regarding pre-existing conditions, and Michigan's review of Blue Care Network's proposal to buy Physicians Health Plan. Oklahoma voices concerns about local job loss in its state if Federal legislation passes.

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