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December 7, 2011  6:44 PM

CMS: Likely meaningful use stage 2 delay for EHR incentive program

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, EHR incentive program, Meaningful use

In the upcoming proposed rule that will likely outline meaningful use stage 2 criteria, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would also include a delay in compliance deadlines for physicians and hospitals chasing EHR incentive program checks. Providers attesting...

November 17, 2011  12:55 PM

Medicaid EHR incentive program open for business in six new states

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
CMS, EHR incentive program, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

The fall season has been a busy one for states launching their Medicaid EHR incentive programs: Last month, six states kicked off their programs, and this month another...


November 2, 2011  10:54 AM

CHIME, HIMSS surveys gauge nation’s meaningful use prep

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR attestation process, EHR incentive program, EMR, HIMSS, HIMSS Analytics

Feeling left behind in the Health IT rat race? Don't. Two new surveys of hospital CIOs show that few hospitals are really ready for meaningful use, but most are striving to get there. They also provide a yardstick from which you can measure your own facility's progress. The College of Healthcare...


September 6, 2011  12:18 PM

Final rule clarifies e-prescribing incentive program, sort of

Beastwood Profile: 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...


March 31, 2011  1:24 PM

Senator wants HITECH Act to include behavioral health care providers

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR incentive program, HITECH Act

Some health care providers could be confused about whether they qualify for incentive funds from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act,...


March 22, 2011  12:00 PM

Questions on the EHR Incentive Programs? CMS has answers

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CMS, EHR incentive program, meaningful use incentives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The latest additions to the CMS FAQ...

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February 10, 2011  4:38 PM

CMS launches listserv for EHR Incentive Program updates

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR incentive program, EHRIP, Health IT, Medicaid EHR incentive programs, medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sometimes frustrate the stakeholders in health IT by being vague or even silent when it comes to clarifying the rules of their Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program and meaningful use. Now, however, the agency has opened the doors...


January 27, 2011  4:09 PM

USDA grant money to support rural health, telemedicine services

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR incentive program, telehealth services, Telemedicine

States struggling to bring telemedicine services to their rural areas may soon have some financial help. This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded more than $34.7 million


January 17, 2011  1:48 PM

EHR Incentive Program participation has ONC ‘gratified’

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR incentive program, meaningful use incentives, ONC

There's been a lot of debate about the merits of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program and the federal government's ambitious timeline for meeting...

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January 11, 2011  1:09 PM

CMS announces meaningful use timeline for 2011

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CMS, EHR incentive program, meaningful use incentives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put together a


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