Meaningful Use

By Jessica Davis 11:04 am May 11, 2016
"With respect to some business practices: It's time to lead, follow or get out of the way," CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said at the 2016 Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C.

John Goodson, MD

By Jessica Davis 01:32 pm May 10, 2016
Many physicians have waited with bated breath for the end of meaningful use, looking forward to a new era of less burdensome compliance requirements and more realistic reporting guidelines. This may not be what they had in mind.
CMS Medicare Medicaid MACRA meaningful use EHR
By Mike Miliard 10:23 am May 06, 2016
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services chief Andy Slavitt asks hospital executives for 'meaningful engagement' with the proposed new MACRA policy, and hints they should follow Washington rule-making closely in the near future.

Senators John Thune, R-South Dakota

By Mike Miliard 11:23 am April 29, 2016
A group of Republican senators who have been looking to "reboot" meaningful us since 2013 released new draft legislation this week they say aims to make the incentive program work better for providers and taxpayers.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has "made significant improvements by recasting the EHR meaningful use program and by reducing quality reporting burdens," said AMA President Steven Stack, MD.

By Mike Miliard 11:48 am April 28, 2016
On Twitter, former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, called it the "most substantive change to how healthcare is paid for in a couple of decades."

"This proposal, if finalized, would replace the current meaningful use program and reporting would begin January 1, 2017," said CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt.

By Mike Miliard 04:43 pm April 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a long-awaited proposed rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, on Wednesday, ushering in some big changes for the ways physicians are assessed for quality of care and use of information technology.    
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am April 21, 2016
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT said it can harness data it already has to help providers make better electronic health record purchasing decisions.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman introduced legislation to shorten the reporting period for meaningful use this year. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:53 am April 20, 2016
U.S. Senators and Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday that would reduce the meaningful use reporting period from a full year to 90 days – and do so in 2016, a move pressed by healthcare organizations across the country.

National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, will no longer co-chair the ONC HIT Policy Committee. 

By Tom Sullivan 03:02 pm April 19, 2016
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, is stepping away from the co-chair role on the ONC Health IT Policy Committee.
By Bernie Monegain 10:09 am April 08, 2016
Company executives say that joining Cerner, Epic, Meditech and others in promising to use agreed upon standard and not block data is merely formalizing what they already practice.  

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