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Despite the moving target that has been the deadline to implement ICD-10, the latest compliance date of Oct. 1, 2014 is firm, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
So, as always, PCC is taking it seriously and has done a lot of homework to ensure our practices experience a smooth transition to the new ICD-10 code sets.
Here's what we know so far and expect to happen with the transition:
Is your PCC EHR practice interested in becoming a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) but overwhelmed by the sheer volume of requirements needed to qualify for PCMH recognition?
Reviewing the 2011 PCMH standards as a whole can, indeed, be daunting. This is why PCC has created a tool (pcmh.pcc.com) that breaks down each standard, by element, and offers dozens of examples other PCC offices have used to help satisfy their requirements.
Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) - the national anti-obesity group that recently called on PCC to develop tools to help doctors fight childhood obesity - received high marks this week in a commentary published by Forbes.Com
Physician's Computer Company has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to develop a Healthy Weight Plan, which provides doctors with tools to identify, manage and track childhood obesity and work with patients and their families on how to build healthier habits in kids who are at risk. It will impact millions of doctor visits per year and hundreds of thousands of patients and families, PHA officials said Thursday.
Paul Vanchiere spent an inordinate chunk of his childhood in a pediatrician's office, but not because he was sickly.
The youngest of five siblings, Vanchiere grew up in southwestern Louisiana, working for his pediatrician father, Dr. Charles "Buzzy" Vanchiere, for whom the AAP's Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM) would later name its practice management award.