Hospital groups ask congressional leaders to push ICD-10 transition in 2015
The American Hospital Association is one of eight groups asking Congress to hold firm to the ICD-10 transition that is set for Oct. 1, 2015. In a letter sent Friday to congressional leaders, the groups said previous delays in the ICD-10 conversion have not only been expensive and disruptive to physicians but also have affected health care payment, payment reform, public health and health care delivery. AHA News Now
ACOs are integral to quality, high-value care, HHS secretary says
Data-driven accountable care and better patient safety protocols have saved some 50,000 lives and saved the U.S. health care system $12 billion since 2010, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said at the recent CMS Quality Conference. Continuing the shift toward patient-centered, value-based accountable care will further rein in spending and improve quality, Burwell said. EHR Intelligence
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