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meaningful use attestation


August 10, 2016  2:41 PM

Dentists and meaningful use

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
certified EHR technology, e, EHR, EHR adoption, meaningful use attestation

It may be time for dentists to sink their teeth into meaningful use. Dentists, while theoretically eligible for the federal EHR incentive program, have for the most part stayed away because there were no penalties for...

January 26, 2016  2:38 PM

Rural physicians keep pace with urban professionals in EHRs, meaningful use

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, meaningful use attestation, rural health care

Though they are often thought to possess fewer resources than their colleagues that practice in different geographic locations, physicians who are based in rural areas have kept up...


August 11, 2015  10:25 AM

Flex-IT 2: Another crack at changing meaningful use reporting requirements

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR incentive program, Flex-IT 2, Interoperability, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation, meaningul use hardship exceptions

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) influenced some change in her previous attempt to make things simpler for providers trying to keep up with meaningful use reporting requirements. So she's trying again. H.R. 3309, the Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing Interoperability Act -- or...


May 21, 2015  8:28 AM

Electronic prescribing of controlled substances poised to take off

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
e-prescribing, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3

E-prescribing has come of age. Now it’s e-prescribing of controlled substances’ (EPCS) turn. In 2014, 56% of U.S. physicians and 95% of pharmacies processed 1.2 billion electronic prescriptions on the Surescripts Inc. network, according to a new


April 14, 2015  12:01 PM

Proposal would shrink 2015 meaningful use attestation period

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CHIME, EHR incentive program, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

Following through on a promise made earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services released a proposal to relax meaningful use reporting requirements in 2015. A major piece...


January 29, 2015  2:34 PM

Responding to industry pressure, CMS plans to shorten meaningful use reporting to 90 days

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
CHIME, CMS, EHR, electronic health record, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 3, stage 2

Relief is coming for thousands of providers who worried about gathering and reporting EHR data for 365 days as part of stage 2 of the government's meaningful...


November 11, 2014  2:58 PM

CMS rule rewrites meaningful use hardship exception deadlines

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
2014 EHR Certification, CEHRT, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation, meaningul use hardship exceptions

Eligible professionals and hospitals already know they have more time to apply for meaningful use exceptions this year. An interim final rule that's packaged in the CMS 2015 Physician Fee Schedule 2015 Final Rule would make permanent...


November 10, 2014  10:36 AM

Meaningful use stage 2 attestation numbers remain anemic

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CMS, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released the most recent monthly status report with updated meaningful use attestation data, and health IT observers...


October 20, 2014  1:49 PM

AMA proposes changes to meaningful use program

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
AMA, CMS, EHR adoption, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

The American Medical Association (AMA) lobbied the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement its version of a revamped meaningful use program in a 30-page letter. The...


October 9, 2014  1:53 PM

CMS reopens meaningful use hardship exceptions

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
EHR, hardship exceptions, Meaningful use, meaningful use attestation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reopened the submission period for meaningful use hardship exception applications for eligible providers. CMS extended the period...


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