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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

What does meaningful use stage 3 mean to you?

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 […]

Technology Must Catch Up to Health IT Demands

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.

Mana Health launches Meaningful Use Stage 3-compliant ManaCloud clinical data platform

ManaCloud is a HIPAA-compliant cloud platform that unifies electronic medical records with patient-generated data from apps and connected devices.

How Meaningful Use Stage 3 Got Patient Engagement Wrong

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 […]

Stage 3 Meaningful Use and 2015 Edition Certification

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

Join us for an MU3 Tweetchat this Thursday!

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 ›

Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Rule: 5 Takeaways for Physicians

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

HHS Releases Proposed Rules for Meaningful Use Stage 3

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

Meaningful Use Stage 3 NPRMs arrive

For those who want to start readingThe ONC Certification RuleThe CMS Meaningful Use RuleI will write an analysis over the weekend

The March HIT Standards Committee

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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