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EHR incentives

December 4, 2014  9:43 AM

Medicare EHR incentive deadlines extended

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CMS, EHR incentives, meaningul use hardship exceptions

Hospitals will have more time to submit meaningful use data, receive 2014 program incentive payments and avoid payment adjustments for 2016. All of that is possible because of a CMS decision that extended the deadline for meaningful use attestation measures. Among the changes  is a deadline...

September 25, 2014  3:23 PM

CMS FAQs clarify meaningful use attestation rules

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CQMs, EHR incentive program, EHR incentives, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

For providers working on stage 2 meaningful use attestation who have questions on criteria such as summary of care documents, clinical quality measures (CQMs) or when their EHR incentive checks will be in the mail, good...

November 28, 2012  1:24 PM

RSNA attendees hoping radiology IT will improve field’s prospects

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organizations, ACO, EHR incentives, meaningful use stage 2, RSNA

CHICAGO – There's a definite chill at this year's Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, and it's not just the unseasonably cold temperatures made more miserable by the gray skies and wind whipping off Lake Michigan. Vendors have again crammed...

November 6, 2012  11:11 AM

Cost of EHR implementation thinning ranks in private practice

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR implementation, EHR incentives, meaningful use incentives

Doctors are expected to leave private practices for hospitals at an increased rate over the next 18 months. Technology mandates and increasing costs of maintaining a...

October 25, 2012  12:00 PM

Meaningful use regulation is on its way to becoming a partisan issue

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
CMS, EHR incentives, hhs, Meaningful use, Regulations

Here we go again. A group of four Republican Senators recently sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for a meeting to go over concerns they have with the meaningful use program. This...

December 28, 2011  12:46 PM

ONC tracking health IT implementation grants through online dashboard

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR incentives, electronic health record, health IT innovation, ONC, regional extension centers

Given the amount of grants the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) doles out to health care organizations for health IT implementation, the idea of monitoring the effectiveness of those grants would seemingly be a wise initiative. That's why ONC announced it's creating a national database to...

October 26, 2011  10:23 AM

Innovative New Zealand HIT program offers glimpses of U.S. future

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR incentives, EMR

Last week at the Partners Connected Health Symposium 2011, I had the privilege of conducting an extended sit-down interview with George Arnold, program manager for Health of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, which helps manage the health care system and its IT infrastructure. His agency released a...

January 5, 2011  12:00 AM

State Medicaid EHR incentive programs open for business

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
blumenthal, CMS, EHR, EHR incentives, EHRIP, EMR, medicaid, medicare, ONC

Turning the calendar over to 2011 means it's a whole new ballgame, both for NFL players -- who have finished their regular season and are about to embark on their playoff march to the Super Bowl -- and for physicians planning to reap Electronic Health Records Incentive Program (EHRIP) funds from...

August 10, 2010  9:40 AM

Tweaking the HITECH Act for more EHR incentives

JeanD Profile: JeanD
EHR incentives, HITECH Act

Lawmakers continue to try tweaking the legislation governing the adoption of meaningful use in favor of more electronic health record incentives for providers. The latest desire for changes to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act comes from...

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