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CMS Releases 2014 Meaningful Use Quick Reference Grids

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released updated reference grids for Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, detailing how meaningful use objectives align with EHR certification criteria. Each quick reference grid includes the meaningful use objectives and which group of physicians those objectives apply to, the core set and menu…


Assessing and Improving EHR Templates for ICD-10

The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), comprises two sets of codes, one for documenting diagnoses (ICD-10-CM) and the other for documenting procedures (ICD-10-PCS). Compared to ICD-9, these codes are more extensive and more numerous. ICD-10-CM codes number close to 68,000 and contain 3–7 characters compared to ICD-9-CM total more than 14,000 3–5 digit…