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100 medical societies warn about possible ICD-10 problems

The American Medical Association and 99 other state medical, medical specialty and professional associations are asking CMS acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt to have the agency do a better job developing transition plans for the Oct. 1 conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes.

Cyber security firm claims China behind Anthem attack

The same malware originating from China that recently targeted a small U.S. defense contractor matches the software used in the massive attack on health insurer Anthem, a leading cyber security firm told the Washington Post on Friday.

CMS extends meaningful-use deadline, this time for providers

The CMS, in another show of flexibility on the meaningful-use program, extended the attestation deadline until March 20. That gives eligible providers more time to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the requirements set forth by the EHR incentive program and so avoid penalties.

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