ICD-10 Deadline Won’t Be Delayed, Tavenner Tells HIMSS

Providers, payers and claims clearinghouses can look for no relief from the looming, Oct. 1 compliance deadline for the nationwide conversion to the ICD-10 family of diagnostic and procedural codes, the head of the CMS said Thursday. But some case-by-case exemptions will be made for providers having a tough time meeting their Stage 2 meaningful-use targets, she said.

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Radiation-Free Cancer Scans May Be On The Horizon

A new way to scan children — and potentially adults — for signs of cancer’s spread without exposing them to dangerous radiation has been developed, researchers say.

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CMS Releases First ACO Outcomes Data

Accountable care organizations (ACO) have had varied success so far with diabetes and heart disease patients, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of Medicare data.

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Imaging Looms Large On New List Of Low-value Emergency Exams

If one list of unnecessary medical procedures is good, then two lists should be better, right? That could be the thinking behind a new list released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine of unnecessary tests in emergency medicine that are driving up healthcare costs. And the new list takes aim specifically at medical imaging.

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