Meaningful Use

EHRs and doctor's time
By Bernie Monegain 01:40 pm April 05, 2017
Doctors are reimbursed for office visits, labwork and medical procedures but not for desktop tasks.
ONC chief Donald Rucker
By Bernie Monegain 12:20 pm April 04, 2017
HIMSS, CHIME and many high-ranking healthcare executives expect big things from a leader they see as highly qualified.
By Tom Sullivan 04:18 pm March 23, 2017
American Medical Association and many other groups also suggested that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma loosen PQRS and value-based payment requirements.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Henry Powderly 12:13 pm March 14, 2017
The consultant, a close ally of Vice President Mike Pence from their days in Indiana, replaces former CMS chief Andy Slavitt, who has been an outspoken opponent of Republican proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act.
By Bill Siwicki 09:42 am February 27, 2017
The new software-as-a-service application connects referring physicians to registered imaging provider order lists, bringing clarity to proper exam selection and reimbursement coding, the vendor says.

Molly MacHarris, program lead at the Quality Measurement & Value-Based Incentive Group at CMS, speaking at HIMSS17 on Tuesday.

By Mike Miliard 05:22 pm February 21, 2017
At HIMSS17, clinicians get a primer on details of two of the more IT-focused components.
By Gus Venditto 10:33 am February 19, 2017
A new HIMSS initiative is working to showcase interoperability at the 2020 games.
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By 06:25 am February 11, 2017
The transition from fee-for-service to value-based care is steadily advancing, but the industry is still in the early stages of making this significant move.
meaningful use interoperability

Kathleen Sheehan

By Mike Miliard 01:33 pm February 09, 2017
HIE could be a 'silver bullet' to care improvement, but we're still a long way off from interoperability says one expert – who proposes more inclusive, less restrictive ways to share information.  
By Ray Pelosi 01:28 pm February 06, 2017
Acknowledgement of the value of interoperability – and the desire to implement it – are seemingly widespread in healthcare. So why is the industry still so short of achieving it?

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