9/28/09 – Weekly Health Care Reform Update at the Federal and State Level

Week of September 28, 2009 The Senate Finance Committee wasted no time last week in wading through a seemingly endless number of amendments to its proposed health care reform legislation…

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No World Borders Expands Health Care, Process Improvement Practice to Latin America

Newport Beach, CA - No World Borders today announced that it has expanded its health care and process improvement practices to Latin America, with projects under way in Mexico, Puerto…

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IBM approach to implementing ICD-10, X12 5010 for health care payers

While at the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) health care reform conference held in June 2009 in San Diego Ms. Barbara Archbold, Partner, Payer Industry for IBM Global Business Services…

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HIT Policy and Standards Committees Commence Work on National Health Information Infrastructure HITSP

HIT Policy and Standards Committees Commence Work on National Health Information Infrastructure HITSP (Health Information Technology Standards) updated to the National eHealth Collaborative in early June 2009. Here are a…

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HCI addresses fraud, other health care cost issues – AHIP

While at the San Diego AHIP conference we interviewed HCI Insight, a company that promises to reduce the cost of health care by addressing fraud. HCI's loss calculators indicate that…

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Business Process Management Helps Companies Work Smart and Fast

"Streamlining administrative processes while continuing to invest in patient care is not mutually exclusive. Business process management, or BPM, can provide a clear view of processes across all systems, including billing, accounting and other legacy systems.

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Electronic Health Records and Patient Privacy, Medical Identity

Yesterday, an important message titled Don’t Rush eHRs Without Addressing Medical ID Theft was posted on ModernHealthcare.com by Martin Ethridgehill, formerly a provider training specialist with Blue Cross and Blue…

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