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Dr Judith Warren – Harmonization of HIT Initiatives July 22, 2010

Posted by Eric Rivedal in SINI2010.
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Dr Warren’s presentation on the harmonization of various health care initiatives from the federal government and how they affect American health care in general. She walked through several policy-making agencies, leading off with the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (of which she is the only nurse-member) and several of the subcommittees within it.

She then went on to the ONC HIT Policy Committee,  ONC HIT Standards Committee, The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) and brief discussions of Health Care Reform, the simplification initiative and other trends in health care that all come to bear on nursing today.

She wrapped up with a slide (not in the currently published deck) that described some of the deadlines we are facing today:

  • HIPAA throughout 2010 to 2016
  • 5010 testing start 1/2011
  • 5010 implementation 1/2012
  • ICD10 10/1/2013
  • Health Plan ID adopt by 7/1/2011
  • Other ACA requirements – unknown deadlines
  • Operative rules for health plans and haalth claims status adopt by 7/1/2011 implement by 1/1/2013
  • Operative rules for electronic funds transfer: adopt 7/1/2012, implement 1/1/2014
  • Operative rules for health claims referral, authorization, etc.: adopt 7/1 2014, implement 1/1/2016
  • Meaningful Use throughout 2010 to 2016

She closed with remarks that more nurses are needed to participate in public forums like this and encouraged the audience to dial into meetings and to speak up!

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