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meaningful use incentives


March 29, 2016  3:20 PM

Group submits proposal for changing weight of meaningful use objectives

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
AHA, CMS, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Though the criteria and focus of the meaningful use program have changed on multiple occasions...

January 5, 2016  3:16 PM

Massachusetts behavioral health facilities incentivized to use health IT

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
behavioral health, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, ONC

Nearly 180 behavioral health facilities in Massachusetts are sharing more than $1 million in grant funds to support them in their use of health IT, such as implementing EHRs and health information...

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February 11, 2014  11:32 AM

Meaningful use incentive payments top $19 billion, 88% of hospitals included

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR incentive program, health IT policy committee, meaningful use incentives, meaningful use stage 3

Nearly 88% of eligible hospitals have received a payment for participating in the EHR incentive program, as noted in data shared at a recent Health IT Policy Committee meeting. The payments were either given to...


March 5, 2013  4:11 PM

HIMSS survey shows organizations are striving for stage 2 incentives

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR implementation, EHR incentive, HIMSS, HIMSS 2013, meaningful use incentives

Three-quarters of respondents to the annual HIMSS leadership survey say they expect their organizations qualify for stage 2 meaningful use incentives in 2014. Only 4% said their facility had...


February 27, 2013  12:21 PM

Study reveals docs’ poor meaningful use adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives

Preliminary results from a study on meaningful use adoption published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reveal some startling results, none more than the 12.2% adoption rate among the country's half-million eligible physicians, including single-digit attestation...


January 15, 2013  12:03 PM

AHA letter calls for change in physicians’ EHR incentive eligibility

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR incentive, meaningful use incentives, medicare EHR incentive program

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is requesting  changes be made to electronic health record (EHR) incentive reporting to include physicians who have been declared ineligible. The issue affects...


January 9, 2013  3:06 PM

CMS issues EHR incentive program guidance for specialists, PCPs

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR implementation, EHR incentive program, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, meaningful use stage 2

Kicking off the new calendar year that will usher in meaningful use stage 2 for early adopters, CMS has offered clarifications on how to comply with some of the criteria that gets eligible providers (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) paid their


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...


June 19, 2012  11:21 AM

Points to keep in mind for meaningful use stage 1 as stage 2 looms

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives, meaningful use stage 2

To the chagrin of listeners during a June 2012 National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) webinar on how to achieve meaningful use stage 1, Robert Anthony, health insurance specialist in the Office of E-Health...


February 13, 2012  1:07 PM

What the death of GE’s cloud EHR means for the industry

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Cloud Computing, EHR systems, GE Healthcare, HIMSS 2012, meaningful use incentives

Look at the Health Information and Management Systems Society's HIMSS 2012 online buyer's guide for Web-based or cloud electronic health record (EHR) vendors, and many familiar names come up. One does not: General Electric Co. Last...


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