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Guest Commentary: ICD-10 won't help on cost control

Guest Commentary: ICD-10 won't help on cost control

By David Johnson  |  October 24, 2014

Implementing ICD-10 in 2015 will complicate the challenge of codifying treatment activity. AthenaHealth estimates there will be up to 69,000 diagnostic codes. Here's the elephant in the room. The gargantuan coding task supports revenue collection, not cost control. As long as the payment system...

Chip Kahn sees successes, missed opportunities in health IT

Chip Kahn sees successes, missed opportunities in health IT

By Chip Kahn  |  October 18, 2014

President Barack Obama's January 2009 pledge to “computerize the nation's health records in five years” largely has come to fruition. As we look to the future, it is critically important to continue striving to realize a larger vision for health information technology.

U.S.-European partnerships improve care on both sides of the Atlantic

U.S.-European partnerships improve care on both sides of the Atlantic

By Dr. Brent James  |  October 11, 2014

The U.S. healthcare system is often compared to European systems in unflattering terms, yet European systems are under growing pressure to increase their care quality and efficiency. Many are looking to the U.S. for innovative, proven solutions.

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