Microsoft to discontinue support of Windows XP

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Microsoft has announced that as of April 8, 2014, they will not release any further security patches for the Windows XP operating system. 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help

After this date, automatic updates will be discontinued.  Your PC will no longer be considered secure and as such, will no longer be HIPAA compliant.

You will need to either upgrade your Windows operating system or purchase new equipment with a support version of Windows.

If you continue to use the XP operating system your computer will still work, but it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.

 

By Kalon Mitchell – President, MEDTranDirect

DDE Eligibility to be discontinued 4/7/14

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CMS has recently confirmed their original announcement in September of 2012 that they will no longer be supporting the display of Part A eligibility data through DDE screens used by most healthcare providers to view data in the Common Working File.

This is the link to the original announcement that was updated in April of 2013:

http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE1249.pdf

Last year, CMS announced their intent to eliminate Part B DDE access and followed through on schedule in April of 2013.

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