Helpful health care and HITECH Act, NPI registry links to definitions, resources and information of interest to physicians and other health care providers.

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Health Care & Health Information Technology Events

September 12, 2012: Health Care Billing & Management Association (HBMA) Fall Conference

Clearwater HIPAA Audit Prep BootCamp

September 12, 2012: Nashville, TN
December 6, 2012: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

September 14-16, 2012: American College of Physicians Fall Scientific Meeting

September 24-28, 2012: Lean Green Belt Certification for Healthcare Professionals

September 25, 2012: Georgia Rural Health IT Forum

October 2, 2012: GA HIMSS Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference

October 3, 2012: Last Day to Start Medicare HITECH Act Meaningful Use
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Health 2.0 Conferences

October 7-11, 2012: San Francisco Conference
November 6-7, 2012: Europe Conference
February 2013: India Conference

October 21-24, 2012: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Annual Conference

November 3-7, 2012: American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

November 7-9, 2012: GA HomeTown Health Fall Conference

November 9, 2012: ONC “Ocular Imaging Challenge” due date

November 9, 2012: GMGMA Government & Third Party Payer Forum

November 10-11, 2012: National Physicians Alliance Conference

March 3-7, 2013: HIMSS13

April 21-24, 2013: GMGMA Annual Conference

April 23-24, 2013: iHT2 Health IT Summit (Atlanta)

June 12-15, 2013: Georgia State Medical Association Convention

April 27 – May 1, 2013: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting & Expo


HITECH Act Definitions


American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Continuity of Care Record (CCR, CCD, COC)

Meaningful Use


HITECH Act Information

Centers For Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)  HITECH Act Fact Sheet

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)

Regional Extension Centers


Electronic Health Record (EHR) Software

Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Commission (CCHIT)

CMS EHR Certification ID number for Attestation (add to cart)

ONC-ATCB Certified EHR Technology


HITECH Act EHR Incentive Program

EHR Incentive Eligibility

Qualifying for Bonus Incentives (HPSA)

EHR Incentive Registration

July 3, 2012:
Last Day to start Hospital Medicare EHR Incentive 90 Days

October 3, 2012:
Last Day to start Physician Medicare EHR Incentive 90 Days

Medicare Eligible Professionals / Health Care Providers

Medicaid Eligible Professionals / Health Care Providers

CMS Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

EHR Attestation Worksheet


Other Healthcare Initiatives

Safety Net Clinics Stimulus Funding (HRSA Grants)

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS/PQRI) Incentives

Accountable Care Organization

ICD-9 to ICD-10 Code Online Conversion Tool

Online Searchable 2009 ICD-9 Diagnostic Codes Database

HIPAA 5010  and D.0 Electronic Billing & EDI Transactions

Medical Home


Health Care Providers Databases

National Provider Identifier Standard (NPI)

NPI registry

NPI Registration (NPPES System)

Online NPI Database

Medicare Practitioner Enrollment / PECOS Getting Started

Medicare Practitioner / PECOS Registration


Additional Resources

How To Rapidly Propel Your Medical Practice Income
To Unlimited Levels!

HRSA Health IT Adoption Toolkit


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