1. ICD-10 Live Date October 1, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule  on July 31, 2014 finalizing October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the healthcare industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on October 1, 2015.

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  2. National Health IT Week: How Will You Participate?

    National Health IT Week takes place September 15-19, 2014. If your company is hosting an event, a tweetchat or blogging about Health IT Week, let us know! Follow and join in the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ using the hashtag #NHITWeek.

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  3. SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations Document Important Updates

    The SCRIPT Implementation Recommendations document Version 1.27 has been published. It is available to members under http://www.ncpdp.org/Members/Standards-Lookup.aspx and also on the public ePrescribing page.

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  4. HHS Issues Final Rule for Hospice Payment Rates

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule to update the hospice payment rates and the wage index for fiscal year 2015. Included in the final rule is information on prior authorization for Part D payment for drugs while beneficiaries are under a hospice election. HHS published interim guidance on July 18, 2014 to address concerns from stakeholders, including NCPDP. The interim guidance will remain in effect until requirements are finalized. The final rule takes effect October 1, 2014 and will appear in the Federal Register on August 22, 2014.

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  5. ICD-10 Compliance Data October 2, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule for October 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This deadline allows providers, insurance companies and others in the healthcare industry time to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go on October 1, 2015.

    For more information on the rule, view the press release.

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