The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's proposed rule offering some flexibility for attesting to Meaningful Use in 2014 may be one of the few occasions where a rule relating to the program has been met with open arms. But deeper dive reveals a detail that I find particularly interesting: the Medical Group Management Association's suggestion that CMS has overstepped its regulatory authority in Stage 2.
More physicians than ever are using electronic health records, but almost a fourth of them--22 percent--are avoiding the Meaningful Use program, according to an intriguing but questionable survey from Medscape.
Massachusetts has made significant progress implementing electronic health records systems and running its health information exchange, but much work remains, according to a provider and consumer...
Why is there disconnect between laboratories and electronic health records?
Eighty-nine members of Congress have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to give pathologists a break and extend the hardship exemption they currently enjoy for all of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increasingly is concerned about patient safety and other problems incurred by laboratories' use of electronic health records.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has an electronic health record system for the thousands of illegal immigrants being detained, but evidently not for its own personnel.
It turns out that the providers may have been right all along: Simply using an EHR does not lead to fraudulent billing.
While electronic health record adoption by federally qualified health centers has increased "significantly" and known disparity gaps have narrowed, new disparities have arisen, according to a new article in Health Affairs.
Hospitals do not use their electronic health records to upcode in order to obtain higher reimbursement from Medicare, according to a new study in Health Affairs.