Meaningful Use

By Bernie Monegain 10:40 am March 16, 2016
More than 30 healthcare provider organizations have banded together to urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to adopt a 90-day reporting period for meaningful use measures in 2016, rather than full-year reporting as CMS has proposed. Providers proved successful when they rallied for 90-day reporting for 2015.
By Tom Sullivan 03:28 pm March 07, 2016
Did the big conference live up to the predictions? Answer our poll to help us find out.
By Mike Miliard 04:34 pm March 02, 2016
Value-based program will score physicians on quality, resource use, practice improvement and certified technology.
By Greg Goth 07:26 pm February 23, 2016
As policy wonks and advocates battle over just how much meaningful use will likely change in 2016, the Physician Quality Reporting System might have snuck up on healthcare IT staffs tasked with implementing new technology platforms.
On a more optimistic side, I think that the conversation will shift from compliance to innovation in 2016, says health IT expert Colin Hung
By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm February 17, 2016
Have you heard of the #HIMSS16 MixTape? Well, Colin Hung is the man who put that together.
“A lot of providers were unable to capitalize on meaningful use dollars,” said Laura Young, executive director of the Behavioral Health Information Network of Arizona.
By Chris Hayden 08:16 pm February 10, 2016
IT veteran Laura Young will share best practices for health information exchange among long-term post-acute care and mental and behavioral health providers  at HIMSS16.
By Jessica Davis 11:36 am January 25, 2016
While rural providers have adopted health IT at the same time or at greater rates as their urban counterparts, meaningful use varies dramatically among them, according to a recent HealthAffairs study.
By Chris Hayden 09:13 am January 20, 2016
Though Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials on Tuesday tried to clear up confusion over changes and the ultimate replacement of meaningful use, the future is very much in question according one expert who is slated to talk about the subject at the HIMSS16 conference.
By Mike Miliard 01:36 pm January 19, 2016
One week after Andy Slavitt said meaningful use would be replaced soon, the acting Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator and national coordinator Karen DeSalvo made it clear that the changes would take time and that providers must still follow the current program.
By Bernie Monegain 10:23 am January 18, 2016
Thirty-one top health systems, hospitals and clinics are urging the Department of Health and Human Services to think again about pressing forward on Stage 3 meaningful use.

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