Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

By Michael Brozino 09:05 am December 30, 2013
Vendor promises were primarily focused on physicians being able to attest for meaningful use and meet patient engagement requirements, but some companies also assured practices that physicians would quickly adopt these systems because they were so easy to use and could easily integrate into practice workflows.
By Keith W. Boone 08:18 am December 18, 2013
You've all probably heard by now that there's going to be a change to the Meaningful Use Stage 3 roll-out. So, what is in store?
By Carl Natale 09:44 am December 16, 2013
This ICD-10 implementation thing might not be so bad. There are electronic health record systems that promise to assign ICD-10 codes. What's the problem?
By Tom Sullivan 09:00 am December 11, 2013
It had to happen. Oct. 1, 2014 was going to be just too much for providers of all sizes and levels of IT savvy.
By Carl Natale 11:13 am December 09, 2013
I admit it. I'm confused by Friday's announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering extending the meaningful use Stage 2 period.
By John Halamka 09:26 am November 20, 2013
People are working hard. Priority setting is appropriate. Funding is available. The problem is that the scope is too big and the timeline is too short. What are the risks?
By John Halamka 01:55 pm October 10, 2013
Over the next few months, Jacob Reider will serve as the interim National Coordinator for Healthcare IT while the search continues for Farzad Mostashari's permanent replacement. What advice would I give to the next national coordinator?
By Keith W. Boone 08:46 am August 26, 2013
I've noticed a trend of late. A significant number of standards efforts are being pushed forwards by funded projects, instead of through unfunded initiatives.
By Lindy Benton 08:54 am July 29, 2013
To reduce overall healthcare spending, it’s important to examine areas of waste within healthcare transactions, and the ways to reduce or eliminate inefficiencies, streamline revenue cycle management and improve the patient experience.
By Shahid Shah 09:28 am July 08, 2013
There are obvious pros and cons to both sides of the debate but it's a "win/win" scenario -- you can't go wrong with either choice but one is more expensive than the other (in terms of dollars and opportunity costs).

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