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CMS bridge to connect MU-ineligible providers 'creative,' but hurdles remain

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have provided a "creative" way to connect the electronic and remaining paper worlds in healthcare, according to Julia Adler-Milstein's rundown of a recently announced federal program.

Proposed MIPS rule needs some serious vetting

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week finally unveiled its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the new Merit Based Incentive...

Commenters to ONC: Proposed rule for direct review of certification over the top

The overarching theme of comments on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's proposed rule giving it the power to conduct direct reviews of certified health IT products is that the agency needs to scale it back.

GOP 'reboot' senators release draft bill to 'improve' Meaningful Use

The six GOP senators who called for a "reboot" of the Meaningful Use program in 2013 have drafted legislation to "improve" the program and are asking the Health and Human Services Department for technical assistance on the effort.

CMS unveils MACRA proposal; 'Advancing Care Information' to replace MU for Medicare EPs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, as it pertains to the use of electronic health records, varies considerably from physicians' requirements in the Medicare Meaningful Use program, allowing for streamlined reporting, reduced burdens and more flexibility.

CMS' hands off approach to MU and HIE in Medicaid managed care rule may backfire

Many people have been focused on what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new sweeping Medicaid and CHIP managed care rule does. The long-awaited rule, unveiled earlier this week, overhauls and modernizes how Medicare managed care works, bringing much of it into the 21 st  century.

CMS takes hands off approach to HIE, MU in new Medicaid managed care rule

The new final Medicaid and CHIP managed care rule does not change Meaningful Use, data exchange and health IT requirements, despite commenters' requests to do so.

CMS seeks feedback for potential EHR measure on antipsychotic use

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is soliciting comments from hospitals and others regarding creating a new electronic health record measure on the use of antipsychotics in older adults in an inpatient hospital setting.

New bill shortens 2016 MU reporting period to 90 days

Providers attesting to Meaningful Use for 2016 would have a reporting period of 90 days--down from a full year--under a new bill unveiled Wednesday by a group of bipartisan lawmakers led by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio, pictured). 

RECs had 'positive impact' on EHR adoption, MU

The regional extension centers helped spur electronic health record adoption and Meaningful Use attainment, even though they deployed different methods in providing assistance, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.