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Consumer Group Urges CMS to Maintain Meaningful Use Stage 2 & 3 Rules

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to maintain robust objectives and measures that promote health information access and exchange between patients and eligible hospitals. Show More Summary

Kubiak downplays having co-starting quarterbacks

The NFL requires teams to issue depth charts at this stage of training camp. But the NFL doesn’t require those depth charts to be meaningful. As a result, some teams make liberal use of putting multiple players on the same rung of the ladders. The Broncos did just that this year, most notably with the…

How CMS’ Proposed Meaningful Use Changes Would Reduce Stage 2 & 3 Burdens on Providers

Editor’s Note: Thomas Grove is a Principal of Consulting and Compliance Services at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems. As a healthcare management executive with 20+ years of experience, Thomas has extensive expertise in strategic assessments and planning, revenue cycle management, and process improvement. Show More Summary

Why Apple HealthKit in iOS 10 Makes View/Download/Transmit Real

Meaningful Use Stage 2 has a requirement that I’ve always considered to be the “cart before the horse” - patients must be able to View/Download/Transmit their data. Viewing is great - we’ve done at that at BIDMC since 1999 for all patients and all data. Show More Summary

The Future of Meaningful Use Stage 3

This morning, thirty-one healthcare organizations sent the following letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Given the recent comments of CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt at the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference, we remain...Show More Summary

An Open Letter From the Massachusetts Medical Society on Meaningful Use

By MASS MED SOCIETY On behalf of the 25,000 physician, resident and medical student members of the Massachusetts Medical Society I am writing to provide our comments on Stage III Meaningful Use as it relates to the Medicare Access and Child Health Reauthorization Act. It is our understanding that the AMA is submitting extensive and

HEART for the Stage 3 API

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD It is imperative that we support the interoperability components of Meaningful Use Stage 3. The promise of reform to justify our massive investment in MU must be supported by broad, patient-centered interoperability mandates so that “data follows the patient”. The Stage 3 API requirement will be the centerpiece of interoperability because

DirectTrust: Meaningful Use Stage 3 Will Face Its Demise in 2016

  Meaningful Use Stage 3 will face an early retirement in 2016, according to predictions from healthcare industry alliance DirectTrust. The nonprofit alliance states that MU program has alienated almost the entire provider communityShow More Summary

The November HIT Standards Committee

The November HIT Standards Committee included a comprehensive review of the CMS Meaningful Use Stage 3/Modification Rule and the ONC 2015 Certification Rule.We begin the meeting with a presentation from Robert Anthony of the Meaningful Use Stage 3 and Modification Rule A robust discussion followed. Show More Summary

HIMSS Statement on the Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule

Carla Smith, the Executive Vice President of HIMSS North America issued the following statement on October 6, 2015, regarding the Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule. IT is a critical tool enabling positive transformation, value-based care models, and the delivery of better care, improved outcomes, and lower costs. Show More Summary

CMS Issues Meaningful Use Final Rule: Key Facts to Know

After facing severe criticism from members of Congress, professional medical organizations and providers pushing to delay the final rules for Meaningful Use Stage 3. On Tuesday, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) andShow More Summary

The CMS and ONC Final Rules Arrive

Steve Posnack from ONC declared today IT Bonanza Day. The Interoperability Roadmap, CMS Meaningful Use Final Rules with a Comment Period (Stage 2 and 3) as well as the ONC 2015 Certification Rule were published today.Here are a few resources...Show More Summary

Sen. Alexandar: 5 Reasons to Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rulemaking

Sen. Alexander Editor’s Note: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) gives administration officials five reasons to take more time before making final the Meaningful Use Stage 3 rule of the federal government’s program to require doctors and...Show More Summary

Congressional Leaders Urge Admin to Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rulemaking

Image credit: AMA Break the Red Tape   On Tuesday, congressional leaders continued to urge the Obama administration to immediately adopt Meaningful Use Stage 2 modifications and delay final rulemaking for Meaningful Use Stage 3 no sooner than January 1, 2017. The call from U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) comes as a... Read More

AMA, 41 Other Medical Societies Push to Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3

On Thursday, the American Medical Association (AMA) and 41 medical societies have backed Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in urging the administration to delay Meaningful Use Stage 3 in light of pivotal changes to Medicare. The coalition...Show More Summary

Senator Calls For Delay in Making Final Rules for MU Stage 3

Sen. Lamar Alexander Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), on Wednesday called for a delay until January 1, 2017, of making final rules for Meaningful Use Stage 3. Alexander is urging that MU Stage 3 requirements should then be phased in at a rate that reflects how successfully the program is... Read More

Setting Clinical IT Priorities

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

HIT Newser: Will Stage 3 Meaningful Use Be Delayed?

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

Meaningful use stage 3 is an illusion. Here’s why.

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 […]

The Unofficial Physician Guide to Meaningful Use Stage 3

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

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