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January 25, 2012  1:00 PM

GAO puts quality group under microscope for EHR Incentive Program lag

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, EHR incentive program, EHRIP, gao, hhs, NQF

The General Accountability Office (GAO) last week issued a report focused on health IT and meaningful use. It addressed how and why U.S. Department of Health and Human...

June 1, 2011  11:02 AM

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

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
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...

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 12, 2011  12:00 AM

Louisiana Medicaid issues first health center EHR incentive check

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, EHR, EHR incentive, EHRIP, Louisiana, medicaid

After opening its doors to register doctors and hospitals for the first week of meaningful use electronic health records (EHR) incentives, Louisiana state HIT coordinator Zachary Jiwa reported that 50 providers registered for funds. Of the total, 46 were doctors, and four were hospitals. The state...

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...

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