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MASSACHUSETTS LAW MANDATES CPOE USE BY HOSPITALS IN 2012
EARLIER THIS YEAR, Massachusetts passed a law that requires all hospitals in the state to implement CPOE (computerized physician order entry) by 2012. The same law requires all hospitals in the state to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) systems by 2015.

There are 73 acute care hospitals in

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Problems with ICD-9 Codes Contribute to Coder Shortage

ALTHOUGH ICD-9 IS CONSIDERED inadequate to effectively meet the needs of today’s healthcare system, a number of hurdles prevent implementation of the proposed ICD-10 codes.

Of equal significance is another problem intertwined with the inadequate ICD-9 coding system: a nationwide shortage of coders. A 2001 survey by the American Hospital Association revealed an 18% vacancy rate

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