Why to Care About the Cures Act
Implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act is set for Monday, April 5. In a nutshell, the legislation directs providers to cease all efforts of information blocking with respect to their electronic health records (EHRs), and to encourage and promote interoperability, allowing for communication and cooperation with third-party application program interfaces.
With respect to portions of clinical notes, there appear to be certain exceptions where physicians can block access, including psychotherapy notes, HIV testing results, and any notes that, in a physician’s judgement, could cause harm to an individual. Reporting our lead story on this topic during the next edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be nationally recognized professional auditor and coder Terry Fletcher.
The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
- Outpatient CDI Report: Colleen Deighan, senior consultant with 3M, will conclude her exclusive three-part series for ICD10monitor and Talk Ten Tuesdays on outpatient clinical documentation improvement (CDI), reporting on measures that require abstracting.
- Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant with Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, will report on the latest coding news and will also conduct the Talk Ten Tuesdays Listeners Survey.
- News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
- TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, will report on a subject that has caught her attention during her popular segment.