Marilyn Tavenner, the former head of CMS, has been named the new CEO of AHIP effective next month. Read more here.
Marilyn Tavenner, the top CMS administrator, addressed the HIMSS14 conference as a keynote speaker the 10/1/14 ICD-10 compliance date is not moving. CMS also stated that there will be no dual-use ICD-9/ICD-10 period after 10/1/14, similar to what happened with the 5010 implementation. CMS said this was not a feasible option for them. This is a timely pronouncement especially given the AMA formally opposed ICD-10, yet again.