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Medicaid EHR incentive programs

April 24, 2012  9:37 AM

Switching electronic health record systems is no easy task

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR certification, EHR vendor, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While buying an electronic health record (EHR) system for the first time is a veritable challenge, transitioning from one system to another is challenging as well. There are a number of reasons an...

January 4, 2012  11:20 AM

Meaningful use, challenges highlight oral health IT toolbox

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
electronic health record, Health IT, hhs, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While primary care doctors arguably receive the most attention when it comes to adopting health IT, dentists are slowly emerging on the scene thanks to an oral health IT toolbox designed to aid them on the adoption front. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of HHS,...

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...

October 17, 2011  10:54 AM

Six more states commence EHR Medicaid programs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
CMS, EHR, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

The first week of October featured six more states that launched their Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Utah...

July 12, 2011  12:18 PM

Four on the 4th: States begin EHR incentive programs

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, electronic health records, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While America was celebrating its birthday, eligible professionals and eligible hospitals in Arizona, Connecticut, Rhode Island and West Virginia had an extra reason to celebrate given the launch of the Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program in their respective states. At the...

June 2, 2011  12:07 PM

Physician Assistants want a piece of the EHR incentive pot

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR incentive, electronic health record, HITECH Act, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

It's well documented that receiving incentive payments by demonstrating meaningful use is a difficult process. Although it’s difficult, primary care specialties...

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...

November 26, 2010  12:05 AM

EHR incentive program lets providers track payment status online

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR incentive, Medicaid EHR incentive programs, medicare

Health care providers looking to obtain financial incentives for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records have to jump through a few hoops to get money from the EHR...

August 4, 2010  9:05 AM

States receive funds for Medicaid EHR incentive programs

JeanD Profile: JeanD
CMS, Meaningful use, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

As officials continue to build and plan health information technology infrastructure policies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced another round of funding for Medicaid agencies that are establishing their state IT plans. Six more states and the District of...

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