Meaningful use

Brick wall
By Bernie Monegain 11:21 am October 05, 2015
Amid calls to delay the meaningful use program, the Government Accountability Office published a report outlining some of the reasons that sharing health information is so difficult.
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.
Look back
By Tom Sullivan 05:00 pm October 02, 2015
The code set conversion has been a long time coming. Let's take a look back across the years at some of the most important aspects along the way.
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.
By Tom Sullivan 04:07 pm October 01, 2015
It's October 1 and the federal government has yet to deliver guidelines for the 90-day reporting period. CMS might be out of options on this one.
Doctor holding papers
By Jack McCarthy 08:00 am September 30, 2015
Patients are growing weary of having to carry their records from one provider to the next and many are evaluating whether or not doctors use technologies to communicate with them when choosing a new physician.
$100 bill
By Erin McCann 11:10 am September 29, 2015
A group of individuals has slapped two D.C. hospitals with a class action lawsuit, alleging that their charges for requesting medical records -- ranging from $1,168 to $2,500 -- violate state and federal regulations.
Man holding up hand
By Bernie Monegain 10:53 am September 29, 2015
Refrain from finalizing Stage 3 meaningful use, implored 100 members of Congress in a September 28 letter to Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
wallet full of money
By Erin McCann 10:59 am September 24, 2015
Medical practices across the U.S. are now spending a lot more on technology this year, up nearly 34 percent from four years ago, according to a new MGMA report.
App icons
By Jack McCarthy 07:53 am September 23, 2015
Of the 165,000 apps residing in Apple and Google stores, a surprisingly minute number comprise 50 percent of all downloads. And those that connect to providers are considerably smaller than that in number.

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