Meaningful Use

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ACOs increasing their use of EHRs, CMS says

Electronic health records are increasingly becoming an integral part of Medicare's accountable care organizations, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 2014 quality and financial performance results.

More than $31B in MU incentive payments made to providers

A whopping $31.3 billion in incentive payments have been made to providers pursuant to the Meaningful Use program, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's latest report, which includes data through July 2015.

EHRs can help improve health insurance coverage rates

Capturing health insurance data in electronic health records and improving the synergy of that data between EHRs and health information exchanges could help improve patients' heath insurance coverage rates and reduce coverage lapses, researchers say.

Improve patient portals--but watch for the blame game

I read with interest the recent blog post written by José Pagán, director of the Center for Health Innovation at the New York Academy of Medicine, extolling the virtues of the online...

Senate exempts ASC docs from Meaningful Use requirements

The U.S. Senate has passed its version of the Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015 (S. 1347) which protects physicians practicing in ambulatory surgery centers from the Meaningful Use penalties until certified EHR technology is available for this practice setting.

Health Affairs: Pet medical portals designed better than human ones

Online patient portals for people would be easier to use and used more often if they were designed more like portals created for pets, according to José Pagán, director of the Center for Health Innovation at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Meaningful Use impact on physician EHR adoption 'weak'

The Meaningful Use program and its incentive payments lack "statistical significance" on physicians' adoption rates of electronic health records, according to a study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Hospitals to HHS: Finalize MU Stage 2 rule now

A rule easing requirements to the Meaningful Use program is past due, and hospitals "need the certainty of a final rule now," according to a coalition of hospitals and health systems.

Primary care docs more likely to participate in MU

Primary care physicians are more likely to participate in the Medicare Meaningful Use program than other subspecialties, according to a new study in  American Family Physician.

Final IPPS rule adjusts Meaningful Use program requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' final 2016 inpatient and long-term care hospital policy and payment rule modifies the Meaningful Use program to encourage electronic submission of clinical quality measures and to further align it with other rules and programs.