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AHIMA names 3M Health Information Systems exec as new board chair for 2017

AHIMA has elected new leaders for 2017 and Ann Chenoweth, senior director of industry relations of 3M Health Information Systems has taken the top spot as president and chair of the 2017 Board of Directors. Chenoweth will work with the board and CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon to provide strategic direction to the organization.

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New 3M 360 Encompass System – Professional Promotes Accurate and Compliant Professional Fee Coding
3M Health Information Systems today introduced the 3M 360 Encompass MD—Patient Insights Suite, the latest addition to its complete system of physician workflow and analytic tools for value-based care success.

Read the full press release here.

3M and Verily Life Sciences Collaborate to Develop Population Health Measurement Technology for Healthcare Providers and Payers
3M Health Information Systems and Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, announced that they have entered into a strategic agreement to develop new population health measurement technology for managing clinical and financial performance.

Read the full press release here.

The ICD-10 Saga—Lost Years and Hard Lessons
If the transition to ICD-10 is any indication of the course of future updates to our basic healthcare data infrastructure, it is important to understand the tactics and motivation behind the policy debate and the campaign to stop ICD-10 implementation.

A new commentary from Rich Averill in the Journal of AHIMA examines arguments from ICD-10 proponents and opponents alike and discusses takeaway lessons from the transition that the industry can employ for future policy changes.

Read the full commentary in the Journal of AHIMA.

MIPS: Will You Earn More or Less Money?
Starting January 2016, most physicians in Medicare will have to report quality mesures under a new program called the Merit-Based Incetive Payment System (MIPS). Many details of the MIPS program won't be known until the final rule is issued. However, experts in measurement programs have been drawing many tentative conclusions. In this article from Medscape, 3M's L. Gordon Moore, MD provides answers to some physician concerns about MIPS.

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