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EVENTS VENTS SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER

AMA: Millions of Americans will benefit Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D.,

president, American Medical As- sociation (AMA)

“This decision protects impor- tant improvements, such as ending coverage denials due to pre-exist- ing conditions and lifetime caps on insurance, and allowing the 2.5 million young adults up to age 26

who gained coverage under the law to stay on their parents’ health insurance policies. The expanded healthcare cover- age upheld by the Supreme Court will allow patients to see their doctors earlier rather than waiting for treatment until they are sicker and care is more expensive. The decision upholds funding for important research on the effectiveness of drugs and treatments and protects expanded coverage for prevention and wellness care, which has already benefited about 54 million Americans.

“The health reform law upheld by the Supreme Court simplifies administrative burdens, including streamlining insurance claims, so physicians and their staff can spend more time with patients and less time on paperwork. It protects those in the Medicare ‘donut hole,’ including the 5.1 million Medicare patients who saved significantly on prescription drugs in 2010 and 2011. These important changes have been made while maintaining our American system with both private and public insurers.”

NAPH: Potential limits on

Medicaid expansion a concern Bruce Siegel, M.D., MPH, presi- dent and CEO, National Associa- tion of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH)

“The decision could allow states to opt out of the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid coverage to people below 133 percent of the federal

poverty level. While the ACA provides substantial support to states to expand Medicaid, we are concerned many states will choose not to expand coverage. “We hope states choose to do the right thing. But we cannot base federal policy on hope alone. NAPH urges Congress to avert a potentially disastrous outcome for vul- nerable populations by immediately reevaluating safety-net funding in light of this decision.”

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The 2012 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22- 25, Denver, will featur

healthcare HR. OCTOBER OCTOBER

The 84th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, Oct.The 84th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, Oct. 1-3, Chicago, will draw HIM professionals from all areas of health informatics and information management for an intense focus on HIM’s global n how to implement some of

1-3, Chicago, will draw HIM pr

all areas of health informatics and information management for an intense focus on HIM’s global transformation. Learn how to implement some of the most important changes in HIM history. Pre- convention workshops take place Sept. 29-30. g/events/convention

the most important changes in HIM histor convention workshops take place Sept. 29-30. www.ahima.org/events/convention

NOVEMBER

The 3rd Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012, Nov. 7-8, Orlando, is the hot-ticket

NOVEMBER The 3rd Annual Cloud Security Alliance

Congress 2012,Nov. 7-8, Orlando, is the hot-ticket gathering for IT security professionals and executives looking to further educate themselves on the rapidlylooking to further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. Special focus will. Special focus will be put on standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing and big data in the cloud. .misti.com

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mobile computing and big data in the cloud. www.misti.com

RSNA 2012 – The 98th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 25-30, Chicago, is the premier scientific and educational forum in radiology. Learn about the latest trends in radiologic research and attend cutting-edge technical exhibitions with 60,000 colleagues fr

RSNA 2012 – The 98th Scientific Assembly & adiological Society of

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. 25-30, Chicago, is the premier um in radiology. Lear

attend cutting-edge technical exhibitions with 60,000 colleagues from around the world. www.rsna.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx

g/Annual_Meeting.aspx MDMA: Tax of 2.3 percent

on device makers needs to go Mark Leahey, president and

CEO, Medical Device Manufactur- ers Association (MDMA) “If the true goal of healthcare reform is to reduce costs and to improve patient care, then Con- gress and the president need to repeal the device tax so America’s medical technology innovators can

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continue to develop cutting-edge products. Doing so will be a win-win for patients and jobs.”

HEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY August 2012 5 www.ashhra.org/conference/2012/index.shtml g/conference/2012/index.shtml

48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22- 25, Denver, will feature more than 150 exhibitors and plenty of opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing on state-of-the-art services in healthcare HR.

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