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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