MACRA

By Jonah Comstock 06:25 pm July 12, 2018
The rule would mean the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will pay doctors for telemedicine visits as well as evaluation of images and videos.
HHS nominee Alex Azar

HHS nominee Alex Azar at the Senate Finance Committee meeting Tuesday. Credit: C-span

By Susan Morse 04:17 pm January 09, 2018
The former Eli Lilly CEO also told the Senate Finance Committee affordability and the opioid epidemic round out his top four priorities.
By Jessica Davis 04:21 pm December 08, 2017
The group’s proposal would base measure reporting on claims data, rather than criteria tracked in EHRs under meaningful use.
 physician burnout AMA

David Barbe-AMA president-elect. Photo by Missouri State Medical Association

By Jessica Davis 12:41 pm November 14, 2017
At the AMA’s interim meeting over the weekend, David Barbe, MD, told group members that AMA is making progress to improve the usability of EHRs, mobile devices and interoperability.
MACRA final rule
By Mike Miliard 01:46 pm November 03, 2017
While doctors can use either 2014 or 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology, CMS is giving a 10 percent bonus to those practices using only 2015 edition CEHRT.
CMS ONC Meaningful Measures

John Fleming, MD, deputy assistant secretary for Health Technology Reform and CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Susan Morse 10:17 am November 02, 2017
The new program and expected final MACRA rule are proof that new administration is serious about scaling back requirements.
By Susan Morse 03:17 pm September 25, 2017
Physicians transitioning to MIPS and hospitals going for meaningful use can avoid penalty.
MACRA, MIPS

AMA president David Barbe discusses the pros and cons of MACRA and MIPS. Photo via YouTube

By Bernie Monegain 01:58 pm September 21, 2017
The physician payment programs are more workable for than preceding federal models, but some unrealistic expectations are emerging.
ICD-10 rules

CMS Administrator Seema Verma and National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, MD, both received letters from groups expressing concerns about delays that will slow progress in health IT progress.

By Mike Miliard 04:05 pm August 24, 2017
Vendor representatives from Cerner, Epic and others argue that mid-course changes in direction only waste the time and money of providers and tech developers alike.
doctor practices high cost of IT maintenance
By Mike Miliard 12:13 pm July 24, 2017
MGMA survey shows some spending $19,000 per doctor, per year.

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