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May 29, 2009

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  Focus on health IT
Commission approves EHR certification criteria
Health IT committee to address standards

Free Webinar on clinical integration
The Joint Commission wants your comments
CMS extends Medicare secondary payer reporting

Commission approves EHR certification criteria
  The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology has approved its final 2009-2010 certification criteria for inpatient and ED electronic health record products. CCHIT will publish the criteria on its Web site May 29. More
Health IT committee to address standards
  The Health Information Technology Standards Committee will form work groups to address standards for clinical operations, clinical quality, and privacy/security. More
Free Webinar on clinical integration
  On June 9, the Hogan & Hartson law firm will host a free Webinar on "Clinical Integration Involving Hospitals and Doctors," discussing clinical integration arrangements between hospitals and physicians. More
The Joint Commission wants your comments
  The Joint Commission is accepting comments on proposed revisions to its 2009 National Patient Safety Goals and universal protocol for preventing surgical errors. More
CMS extends Medicare secondary payer reporting
  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended its implementation schedule for new Medicare Secondary Payer reporting requirements. Organizations subject to the provisions can register for reporting through September 30 and pre-test their electronic reporting from July 1, 2009 through March 30, 2010. Beginning April 1, 2010, they must report any claims paid to a Medicare beneficiary. More

Management CE: MRSA reduction: Myths and facts
  Are we actually practicing infection control recommendations? More

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Physician Infusion Services: Coding & Documentation: Ensure Proper Payment, Support Your Claims

The coding and documentation rules for outpatient infusion services do apply in the clinic setting. Yet, many physician groups aren't even aware of their compliance obligations. Consequently, they may not be appropriately paid for services rendered, or they risk losing reimbursement through payer audits. It's time to bring your facility into full compliance. Start by making sure you know and understand the rules. Our audio seminar on June 16 will walk you through coding and documentation basics, equipping you to realize the correct payment that stands up to an audit. Click here, or call MedLearn at 800-252-1578.

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