Clinician organization leaders aired their grievances about electronic health records and the Meaningful Use program Wednesday at the eHealth Initiative's annual conference in the District of Columbia.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the cutoff date for public comment on its request for information regarding the certification frequency and requirements for reporting of quality measures under federal programs.
At a Senate Finance Committee hearing last week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt told legislators that they may be "very pleased" with new proposed rules implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) that will be released later this year.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published the process that eligible professionals and eligible hospitals can use to apply for the new "flexible" hardship exemption for the 2015 Meaningful Use reporting year created by the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which will move many physicians out of the Meaningful Use program and into a new Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), provides the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services with an opportunity to "reconceptualize" Meaningful Use, according to Peter Basch, M.D. and Thomson Kuhn with the American College of Physicians.
The industry barely had time to decipher Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator's Andy Slavitt's pronouncement last week that 2016 likely marks the end of Meaningful Use before Slavitt and National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo clarified in a blog post January 19 that that's not really what he meant. Time to stop celebrating. Meaningful Use is still here, everyone. It may sound like Slavitt and DeSalvo are backtracking, but they really aren't.
The Meaningful Use incentive program is transitioning, but it's not over, and electronic health record incentives are here to stay, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT clarified on Tuesday.
Primary care providers have mixed views on patient portals, and aren't seeing their vulnerable patients using them much, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and 30 other provider organizations nationwide implore the Department of Health and Human Services to reconsider moving forward with Stage 3 of Meaningful Use in a letter sent Thursday to Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
More than 200,000 eligible professionals are set to see a slash in their Medicare payments after failing to meet Meaningful Use standards in 2014, according to a fact sheet released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.