In my previous writing, I’ve suggested that the federal government co-opted our Clinical IT agenda over the past three years with Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD-10, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Now that Stage...Show More Summary
By MICHELLE RONAN NOTEBOOM CMS Releases Final Update to ACO Program CMS releases a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which includes a new higher-risk, higher-reward Track 3 option; streamlines data sharing between CMS and ACOs; and adds a requirement that ACOs applying for the program describe how they will promote the use
It is with regret that meaningful use legislation has barreled down the path of insanity. As a primary care physician, I don’t see how 700+ pages of rules and proposals mean any bit of relevance to my clinical practice anymore. As the attrition continues regarding eligible providers, it is leading primary care physicians towards the […]
This post is sponsored by Revenue XL By now, most physicians know about Meaningful Use (MU)—the government program that provides incentive payments to eligible providers that meet specific criteria when implementing certified electronic health records (EHR). Show More Summary
On March 20, 2015 the stars aligned to produce four simultaneous events that will never again coincide during the life of human civilization. The first three, the vernal equinox, a total solar eclipse and a new supermoon, were brought to us by the stars themselves, and the fourth one was thrown out there by the […]
In his article for MedCity News, David Harlow discussed the potential problem relating to the intended use of APIs mentioned in Meaningful Use - Stage 3, a proposed rule released on the Federal Register on March 30.
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By JOSEPH KVEDAR, MD Criteria for Stage 3 of meaningful use of EHRs were released recently and there is lots of controversy, as would have been predicted. One set of recommendations that is raising eyebrows is around patient engagement. The recommendations include three measures of engagement, and providers would have to report on all three […]
CMS has released the proposed rules for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use. The ONC also released a companion proposed rule outlining the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria that modifies the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The rules were published in the Federal Register on March 30, and public comments will be due by May 29th. Show More Summary
As you are likely already aware, CMS released their proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use attestation regulations this past Friday, March 20th. Since then, there has been a good deal of writing on the subject, and many opinions have already been … Read more ›
On March 20, 2015 the stars aligned to produce four simultaneous events that will never again coincide during the life of human civilization. The first three, the vernal equinox, a total solar eclipse and a new supermoon, were brought to us by the stars themselves, and the fourth one was thrown out there by the... Read More
On Friday afternoon, the HHS, CMS and the Office of the ONC announced the release of the proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3 rules for the Medicare and Medicaid EHRs Incentive Programs and 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria to support the path to nationwide interoperability. The proposed rules are one part of a larger effort across... Read More
For those who want to start readingThe ONC Certification RuleThe CMS Meaningful Use RuleI will write an analysis over the weekend
The March 2015 HIT Standards Committee was one of the most impactful meetings we have ever had. No, it was not the release of Meaningful Use Stage 3 or the certification rule. It was the creation of a framework that will guide all of...Show More Summary
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BIDMC has self-developed its core clinical information systems for many years. We certified all our applications for the 2011 and 2014 ONC criteria, attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 in every appropriate year. BIDMC has hundreds of person-years invested in our web-based, cloud-hosted in-patient and out-patient applications. Show More Summary
Why do these things always seem to happen late on Friday afternoons? At least this time it’s not right before a holiday. Actually, with a bit more inspection, I see that it did happen right before a holiday. HIMSS is reporting todayShow More Summary
As only 840 out of almost 5,000 eligible hospitals--19 percent--have attested to Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 throughout the nation, Engage, a division of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), continues to assist customers in overcoming attestation obstacles. Show More Summary
Neil Versel of Forbes recently wrote, “Electronic health records’ usability, or lack thereof, is the big talk this year in health IT, as federal officials get ready to contemplate the rules for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR incentive program. Show More Summary
By some accounts, almost 30% of EHR users will be interested in replacing their software as they move from Meaningful Use Stage 1 to 2 to 3 over the next few years. Although I’ve written and spoken extensively in the past about how to make sure you pick the right digital health and EHR software, […]