Rumors were circulating about the exhibit floor and in meeting rooms yesterday that there would a meeting today with the practice management vendors to assess their readiness. A recurring complaint heard often during our Talk-Ten-Tuesday broadcasts comes from providers who report that ICD-10 vendors will not ready in time with their system upgrades to conduct appropriate testing before I-10 kicks in on October 1, 2014. So it comes as no surprise to learn that there will, in fact, be a meeting sometime today with—you guessed it—practice management software vendors. What makes this meeting even more significant is that CMS’ Denesecia Green has been invited to attend.
The cost of medical care services is now up 6.5 percent from last September. The recently released Consumer Price Index, or CPI, did not exactly