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Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate

RT Welter & Associates does not think this will cause any material effect on the PPACA.  It only delays one very important provision of this very complicated law. Obama administration delays employer mandate for 1 year – July 9, 2013 The Affordable Care Act requires businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance…

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Fourth of July in the Emergency Room

W3.9xxA – Discharge of firework as the external cause of injury,
initial encounter.
W42.9xxA – Exposure to loud noise as the external cause of Injury, initial encounter.
X04.xxA – Exposure to ignition of highly flammable material (while attempting to light the barbecue grill), initial encounter.

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Health Information Technology Adoption And Use

On Tuesday, July 9, Health Affairs will host a briefing to report latest trends in health information technology adoption among US health care providers and hospitals. The event will feature remarks from Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and coincides with the release…

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A Day At The Beach

T63.611A – Toxic effect of Portuguese Man-O-War, accidental, initial encounter
V93.21xA – Heat exposure on board passenger ship
W94.21xA – Exposure to reduction in atmospheric pressure while surfacing from deep-water diving

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Health IT Use More Than Doubles Since 2012

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that more than half of all doctors and other eligible providers have received Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments for adopting or meaningfully using electronic health records (EHRs). HHS has met and exceeded its goal for 50 percent of doctor offices and 80 percent of eligible hospitals to have EHRs…

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