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HHS proposes a one year delay for ICD-10 compliance, pushing the deadline to October 1, 2014 and giving providers and other covered entities more time to prepare and test their systems with the new code sets. HHS also issues a rule requiring all health insurance plans be numerically tagged with a unique health plan identifier; HHS says the proposed identifier change would save providers and health plans up to $4.6 billion over the next ten years.

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Allscripts releases Wand, a native iPad app that extends functionality of its Professional and Enterprise EHR solutions.

The 200-member IPA of Nassau/Suffolk Counties (NY) announces a purchase agreement to implement Greenway’s PrimeSUITE EHR/PM solution.

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Greenway, by the way, is one of the official sponsors for golfer Jason Dufner, who finished 24th at last weekend’s Masters Golf Tournament.

The AMA names HP its preferred provider for technology products purchased through the organization’s Member Value Program.

Premier Healthcare Alliance adds MedPlus to its ambulatory EMR software agreement portfolio.

Asheville Radiology Associates (NC) contracts with Zotec Partners to handle the billing operations for its 42 physician practice.

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Physician offices are expected to add 760,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2020, an increase of nearly 33%. The healthcare sector as a whole is predicted to employ 4.2 million by 2020.

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CMS publishes a full set of proposed Clinical Quality Measures for 2014 as part of the proposed Stage 2 EHR rule. The measures for EPs are in their own table and include detailed information on each measure, plus  links to the National Quality Forum website.

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CareCloud CEO Albert Santalo was one of a handful of business leaders invited to the White House to take part in last week’s signing of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act. Santalo later appeared on PBS Newshour and shared his impressions of the legislation and its potential impact on CareCloud and more established HIT vendors:

It makes healthcare technology companies which have been around for in some cases 40 years, have to become more competitive because now companies like us can access public capital much earlier.

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