Frank Irving

Frank Irving is the Editor of Medical Practice Insider, a digital-only publication for forward-looking physician practices. He writes technology and business management at physician practices and is responsible for overall coverage decisions. Follow Frank on Twitter @Frank_M_Irving.

By Frank Irving 09:57 am September 02, 2014
The timing required for Stage 2 in 2015 threatens to push providers off a cliff, at least according to the College of Health Information Management Executives.
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By Frank Irving 10:50 am May 02, 2014
Attesting to Stage 2 meaningful use in 2014 may be difficult to come by for small and mid-sized provider groups, with one big reason being the electronic health record vendors' dilatory pace in actually upgrading their systems.
By Frank Irving 10:27 am May 02, 2014
Achieving meaningful use in 2014 will be a substantial challenge for small and midsize practices, primarily because EHR vendors haven't yet upgraded their systems to 2014 criteria.
By Frank Irving 08:00 am April 10, 2014
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on April 9 published information on the number and type of healthcare services individual Medicare physicians and other providers furnished in 2012.
By Frank Irving 01:51 pm April 09, 2014
CMS officials say a new data set identifying physician payments and services performed will help prevent fraud and abuse. The American Medical Association, though, warns that it's nothing but a "data dump."
By Frank Irving 11:41 am March 14, 2014
Tied up in partisan politics, the amended SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 appears likely to block a permanent resolution to the doctor payment fix.
By Frank Irving 06:48 pm February 25, 2014
Hospital Marina Salud de Denia, described as a model for what the hospital of the future should look like, is well on its way to fulfilling its promise.
By Frank Irving 06:35 pm February 25, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is collaborating with partners to make resources readily available and easy to use, said speakers at HIMSS14 on Tuesday.
By Frank Irving 01:44 pm February 25, 2014
"Clinical quality measurement and clinical decision support are really two parts of the same point," explained Marc Hadley, principal software systems engineer at MITRE Corporation and a co-presenter at a HIMSS14 educational session on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Holland, director of the Health IT Initiatives Group
By Frank Irving 05:04 pm February 24, 2014
Nearly 90 percent of eligible hospitals have received an EHR incentive payment, according to figures shared by officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday at HIMSS14.

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