Government & Medicine

ONC Final Rule Seeks to Simplify Health IT Certification

Rule Incorporates AAFP's Input

September 15, 2014 09:07 am — The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a final rule that the agency said will improve and simplify the process for certification of electronic health records. It seems clear from changes made to the rule since it first was proposed that the agency took AAFP comments into account.

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09/09/2014 — CMS has announced dates for three weeks of end-to-end testing using the ICD-10 code set to enable physicians, payers and other stakeholders to prepare for implementation of the new code set for outpatient diagnostic coding.

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VA Launches Campaign to Recruit Physicians

Move Is Intended to Shore Up Primary Care Physician Workforce

09/09/2014 — Acknowledging that a shortage of physicians is one reason why the nation's veterans encounter long delays in receiving treatment, the Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a campaign to recruit more physicians and other clinicians to work inside its facilities.

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Modifications to CMS' Meaningful Use Rule Finalized

AAFP Appreciates Added Flexibility, Laments Poor Timing

09/03/2014 — CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have released a final rule that provides guidance to physicians who were scheduled to attest to meaningful use stage two for the first time in 2014.

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