January 13, 2016
Acting CMS administrator says several programs will change as healthcare industry wades deeper into value-based reimbursement.
December 29, 2015
The recent CMS 90/10 final rule extends the 2011 federal funding regulation for Medicaid Eligibility systems. It's just one of the latest CMS efforts to support states attempting to modernize and develop more effective Medicaid IT systems.
December 22, 2015
A blanket hardship exception from 2015's meaningful use reimbursement penalties passed both the House and Senate last week as part of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, offering providers wider latitude for securing exemptions from possible fines.
December 16, 2015
The association, which represents nearly 225,000 members across the country, said the program needs to accommodate the needs of physicians and patients while focusing on promoting the interoperability of electronic health records.
December 15, 2015
Congress on Wednesday will consider legislation to allow physicians working in ambulatory surgical centers to receive the same payment incentives for meaningful use of electronic health records as doctors in other settings.
December 15, 2015
The public health system will also use Cerner's patient engagement tool, which takes patient data and uses it to suggest wellness tools and other health tracking options.
December 10, 2015
The constant for 2016 will be a rise in patient engagement in HIEs, along with a drastic increase in security measures to prevent breaches, as the healthcare industry moves toward a more patient-centered mission.
December 09, 2015
When nine organizations -- several of them health IT vendors -- urged Congress in a Dec. 7 letter to resist delaying Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, the plea came with an outline for strengthening interoperability.
December 07, 2015
CMS announced the first mandatory test of shared-risk, outcomes-based payment model and the first initiative to make hospitals financially-responsible for patient recovery, 90-days after a knee or hip replacement surgery; it goes into effect April 2016.
December 03, 2015
Nearly 100 hospitals were singled out by The Leapfrog Group this week for performing at the highest levels of quality and safety: lower infection rates, higher high-risk procedure survival rates, shorter lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.