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January 15, 2015  12:01 PM

Patient care metrics available from CMS

Posted by: ShaunSutner
CMS, medicare

Patients looking for more help in choosing providers that best fit their needs can now turn to new data on healthcare quality from CMS. The care quality data provided by physician group...

August 14, 2013  11:00 AM

CMS solicits comment on publicizing physician Medicare reimbursements

Posted by: adelvecchio
EHR safety, medicare, Medicare payments, medicare reimbursement, sequester

CMS has issued a request for public comment on how to create "the most appropriate" policies for disclosing individual physician Medicare reimbursement payment data. Earlier this year, A Florida federal district court lifted an injunction from 1979 that prevented the Department of Health,...

July 23, 2013  2:17 PM

CMS clarifies meaningful use eligibility for retired providers

Posted by: adelvecchio
CMS, EHR incentive program, medicare

Providers who retire or opt out of Medicare after successfully attesting to the meaningful use program will still receive an incentive payment, according to an update to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services frequently asked questions page. Providers can also

April 16, 2013  9:31 AM

Sequester cuts 2% from Medicare EHR incentive program payments

Posted by: EmilyHuizenga
CMS, EHR, EHR billing, medicaid, medicare

Eligible professionals and hospitals should expect a 2% reduction to Medicare electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments for meaningful use of EHRs, the Centers for...

August 21, 2012  10:46 AM

Survey indicates patient interest in increasing telehealth practices

Posted by: adelvecchio
electronic health care, medicare, remote patient monitoring, telehealth, telemedicine

Patients place higher importance on cost rather than in-person health care, according to a survey released last week.  Some 98 percent of 1,723 surveyed Americans said they would prefer to receive health...

November 1, 2011  9:55 AM

Protection for Medicare, Medicaid physicians to increase EHR adoption?

Posted by: CbyerTechTarget
EHR, EHR adoption, HIE, medicaid, medicare

Liability concerns among physicians is a key issue when it comes to implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems since workflow changes undoubtedly occur. However, Medicare and Medicaid physicians who've gone through implementation could be in line for protection if those concerns...

September 6, 2011  12:18 PM

Final rule clarifies e-prescribing incentive program, sort of

Posted by: Beastwood
e-prescribing, EHR incentive program, gao, medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its update to the final rule for the e-prescribing incentive program, which offers financial incentives to eligible professionals who demonstrate that...

June 1, 2011  11:02 AM

E-prescribing rule update open for comments until 7/25

Posted by: DonFluckinger
CMS, e-prescribing, e-Rx, EHR, EHR incentive, EHRIP, medicaid, medicare

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed an update to its e-prescribing rule (e-Rx) and opened a public...

May 18, 2011  11:42 AM

CHIME could get its way with CMS on ACO rule

Posted by: DonFluckinger
accountable care organization, ACO, ATA, CHIME, CMS, EHR implementation, HIE, medicaid, medicare, PQRI, telemedicine

Whether you agree with the health IT CIOs comprising the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) or not, you've got to give them props for not holding back in their comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the agency's proposed accountable...

April 13, 2011  12:00 PM

On your marks, get set, attest: Medicare EHR incentive program begins

Posted by: DonFluckinger
attestation, Meaningful use, medicaid, medicare, medicare EHR incentive program

Those who can attest to meeting Stage 1 meaningful use criteria for a 90-day span, congratulations! If you've had your act together since January 1, you could be in the first group to claim money through...

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