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January 01, 2013
Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments are estimated to have reached $9.245 billion to 177,100 physicians and hospitals through November since the program's inception and are anticipated to reach $10 billion by the end of the year (Healthcare IT News went to press before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted final figures in late December).
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January 01, 2013
A report issued Nov. 29 by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) calling for more oversight of the meaningful use program, including pre-payment audits, has doctors concerned.
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December 31, 2012
Certified electronic health records will make it easier for providers to report clinical quality measures not only for meaningful use but also for other federal programs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to align some of those measures.
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December 28, 2012
WinterGreen Research announces the following study: Tele-Health: Carts, Servers and Monitoring Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012-2018.Tele-health improves treatment of chronic disease, reduces cost of care delivery, lets baby boomers age gracefully in their homes. Tele monitoring is evolving more sophisticated ways of monitoring vital signs in the home, thus protecting people in a familiar, comfortable environment. The improvements in care delivery relate to leveraging large information sources that permit understanding what care works for what conditions. Tele-health systems server markets are anticipated to grow because they represent a way to steer patients with a particular clinician to those most expert in treating that particular condition. Tele-health is not yet to the point where it is able to be used effectively to implement changes that represent significant improvements in overall healthcare delivery, they are largely confined to being used in the treatment of chronic conditions.
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December 28, 2012
Examination Management Services Inc., a provider of medical information and risk management services, has completed its acquisition of Leprechaun LLC. Greene Holcomb & Fisher served as financial advisor to Examination Management.
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December 26, 2012
The Obama administration Friday urged cooperation between software companies and caregivers to prevent patient harm caused by faulty electronic records. But it stopped short of calling for regulation or a federal requirement to report computer mistakes that pose a risk to patients.
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December 20, 2012
A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows the median Medicaid EHR incentive payment received by hospitals in 2011 was $613,512.
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December 13, 2012
Maine, Kentucky and Ohio are among states that have most accelerated the adoption of meaningful use of electronic health records and whose healthcare providers have received incentive payments at a high rate.
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December 11, 2012
Use of prepayment edits saved Medicare at least $1.76 billion in fiscal year 2010, but a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that savings could have been greater had the edits been more widely used.
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December 11, 2012
Two months after the launch of the Massachusetts HIE, Laurance Stuntz, director of the MeHI, discusses the HIE's journey so far and the road ahead. Formerly a senior VIP at the healthcare communications company NaviNet and a partner at Computer Science Corporation, Stuntz joined MeHI in May.
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December 07, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has updated its website to include current information on bonuses paid out under the meaningful use incentive program.
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December 06, 2012
iMedicor (OTCBB: VMCI) today said its Social Health Information Exchange (SocialHIE) Version 3.0, which is scheduled to launch in January, will feature heretofore unparalleled levels of encryption and interoperability.
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December 06, 2012
Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are estimated to have reached $9.245 billion to 177,100 physicians and hospitals through November since the program's inception and are anticipated to reach $10 billion by the end of the year.
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December 05, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have revised certain sections of the meaningful use Stage 2 final rule related to clinical quality measures and data sharing.
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December 05, 2012
Two years and $8.4 billion into the government's effort to get doctors to take their practices digital, some unintended consequences are starting to emerge. One is a lot of unhappy doctors. In a big survey by Medscape this summer 38 percent of the doctors polled said they were unhappy with their electronic medical records system.
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November 30, 2012
A report issued Nov. 29 by the Office of the Inspector General calling for more oversight of the meaningful use program has been mostly well-received by stakeholders. Doctors, however, are concerned about the burden of pre-payment audits.
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November 30, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will have to manage and analyze double the volume of Medicare data and triple the terabytes of Medicaid data after health reform is fully in place.
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November 29, 2012
As many as 31 million Americans now receive healthcare through an accountable care organization (ACO), according to a recent report from industry consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
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November 29, 2012
A new consumer survey of more than 1,200 voters conducted by PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) found that 69 percent want President Barack Obama to make reducing costs his top healthcare priority in his second term, but reducing spending on IT initiatives could be troublesome for the Administration.
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November 29, 2012
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) might not entirely spill the meaningful use apple cart, but it certainly isn't going to make things any easier.
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