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Senate Bill 18: Kentucky’s legal liability climate impacts access to care

  Most people traveling into the Commonwealth take the “Welcome to Kentucky” sign for granted. But physicians should pay close attention because crossing the border can mean a big difference in terms of legal liability. Kentuckians want access to quality care from highly skilled medical professionals, and rightly so. Unfortunately, our current legal liability system

ICD-10 Delayed!

HHS announces a one-year proposed delay in the compliance date for use of ICD-10 codes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the final rule for Health Plan ID and a change in the compliance deadline for ICD-10 codes, which classify diseases and health problems. The announcement extends the

Five tips for negotiating IT contracts

When acquiring new IT products healthcare businesses need to keep their eye on the ball. In this trying economy, businesses in the healthcare field are under pressure to increase performance while reducing staff and overhead. Additionally, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides for the payment of billions of dollars in Medicare and