Clinical and hospital quality reporting News
January 28, 2015
A proposed rule that adds to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and offers direction to accountable care organizations is open to public comment.
December 30, 2014
As of Jan. 1, 2015, 257,000 physicians who didn't meet meaningful use measures will have their Medicare reimbursements cut.
October 06, 2014
Following last year's pilot, the next round of HIPAA health data security audits are expected to start, behind schedule, in early 2015.
March 24, 2014
Radiology departments trying to separate themselves from competitors should start by making better use of their data.
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National Quality Forum, which facilitates creation of measurement tools that end up in EHR systems for ACO and meaningful use compliance, will update its Quality Data Model guidance. Continue Reading