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U.S. Capitol
By Erin McCann 05:18 pm October 06, 2015
It's final. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and ONC have released final rules for the EHR Incentive Programs, which they say will ease reporting requirements for providers and also allow for 90-day reporting periods. They also announced major news on Stage 3.
Phrenology head
By Derek Richards 08:42 am October 06, 2015
With a wide variety of program options available, it is crucial that ACOs focus on the "gold standard" of online behavioral telehealth programs, which are evidence-based, outcomes-focused and created by subject matter experts.
Frustrated doctor
By Mike Miliard 10:44 am October 05, 2015
In the continued absence of a meaningful use final rule, physicians have been left hanging, according to the American Medical Association, which is calling for an "automatic hardship exemption" to protect docs from circumstances beyond their control.
Beth Israel Deaconess
By John Halamka 10:31 am October 05, 2015
Many have asked John Halamka, MD about the first few days of ICD-10. The answer for his institutions is that other than a few small refinements, the impact has been unnoticeable.
Pause button
By Mike Miliard 04:26 pm October 01, 2015
"There is no reason not to take time to do it right," said Republican Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday, as he called on the government to delay Stage 3 final rules -- and offered five reasons why.
Analytics
By Mike Miliard 10:06 am October 01, 2015
There's a lot still to know about how ICD-10 will play out, but one thing seems clear: Even the most well-prepared health organization, with the most well-oiled technology and well-rested staff, can probably expect to see at least a minor hiccup in performance.
War Room
By Tom Sullivan 07:56 am October 01, 2015
Healthcare IT News reached out to a broad swath of the industry to learn about what consultants, hospitals and vendors are doing on ICD-10 day.
HHS
By Mike Miliard 07:41 am September 30, 2015
As part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, HHS will dole out $685 million more to help health networks, group practices and other providers drive IT-enabled care coordination, quality improvement and cost reduction.
US Capitol
By Diana Manos 08:02 am September 29, 2015
Every year HIMSS calls on Congress with requests specific to advancing health IT. We check in to see what happened since 2014.
Patient on gurney
By Bernie Monegain 08:46 am September 28, 2015
CMS has allocated $110 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 17 national, regional, or state hospital associations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions.

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