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October 8, 2012  9:07 PM

Letter to HHS outlines reasons to stop incentive payments



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, MU

A letter requesting the stoppage of the distribution of meaningful use incentive money and signed by lawmakers was sent to Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) several days...

January 22, 2012  11:23 PM

MU attestation vendor data available for analysis



Posted by: RedaChouffani
attestation, EHR incentives, Meaningful use, MU

Meaningful use attestation data is now available on Data.gov. The information represents the...


January 15, 2012  5:55 PM

The publication of the Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR compliance, Electronic claims submission, Interim Final Rule, Meaningful use, MU, Revenue cycle

The Interim Final Rule for the adoption of standards and operating rules for electronic funds transfer and operation rules for remittance advice was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. The rules...


December 18, 2011  9:48 PM

Doc-fix passed the senate but faces a potential no in the house



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Doc-fix, doc-xix, Medicare, medicare cuts, Medicare overhaul plan, Medicare reimbursement, MU

On Dec. 17, 2011, the Senate passed a bill that will provide a short term "doc-fix". This bill was passed as part of a larger bill that extends a cut in the payroll tax and pushes back the 27% Medicare cut that was originally scheduled for Jan. 1, 2012 until the end of February. ...


December 11, 2011  8:03 PM

Delays to meaningful use stage 2



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR adoption, Electronic health record, HHS, Meaningful use, MU, MU stage 2, Stage 2

On Nov. 30, 2011, the Secretary of Health and Human Services announced a policy change effectively delaying stage 2 meaningful use. The goal of the change is to allow for a greater increase...


May 22, 2011  8:38 PM

Meaningful Use Stage 2 recommendations to the HIT standards committee



Posted by: RedaChouffani
MU, Stage 2

With incentives payments well underway for health organizations that have met all meaningful use criteria for stage 1, many are still wondering what the final requirements will look like for Stage 2 and 3 of MU.


December 28, 2010  1:25 AM

Meaningful Use Proposed Quality Measures Part 1



Posted by: RedaChouffani
MU, outcome, quality measures

During the month of December 2010 the HIT policy committee formed the quality measures workgroup.  Their goal was to promote new clinical quality measures for meaningful use Stage 2 and 3.  The groups focused on five different areas which were lead by individual teams or five tiger teams. The...


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