Meaningful Use

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GOP Doctors Caucus urges delay of MU Stage 3, blanket hardship exception for Stage 2

The GOP Doctors Caucus has weighed in against the Meaningful Use program, sending a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging that Stage 3 of the program be delayed and a blanket hardship waiver exception be granted for Stage 2.

HIMSS, EHRA urge caution by CMS when structuring MIPS, alternative payment models

More stakeholders have weighed in on the structure of the Merit Based Incentive Program System and alternative payment models, with the Electronic Health Records Association and the Health Information Management and Systems Society both expressing concern about over-burdensome requirements.

CMS was right to hold off on CJR health IT quality measure

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is very keen on moving away from a fee-for-service healthcare system to value based reimbursement in order to improve care coordination and reduce...

Certified technology comparison task force outlines initial goals

The Office of the National Coordinator's new certified technology comparison task force met for the first time Nov. 17 to outline its work plan and goals for the upcoming months.

CHIME to CMS: Nix pass/fail Meaningful Use model, streamline quality reporting

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to streamline the reporting required for the Meaningful Use program to reduce the burden on providers, according to an announcement.

EHRA defends comments on information blocking

Members of HIMSS' Electronic Health Records Association, apparently stung by negative media and other reaction to the group's letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT regarding the agency's interoperability report, have written a blog post clarifying its position.

CMS holds off on health IT measure in final joint replacement payment model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued its final rule implementing its new comprehensive care for joint replacement bundled payment initiative, but for now is not requiring a health IT performance measure.

Docs identify barriers to meeting Stage 3 care coordination criteria

Many physicians view electronic care coordination in a positive light, but are concerned about the obstacles that could hinder their efforts to meet such criteria in Stage 3 of Meaningful Use, according to a new study in the  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Hospital EHR adoption up, but problems persist

More hospitals than ever have implemented electronic health records, but challenges and the adoption gap have not dissipated, according to new research published in  Health Affairs.

AAFP asks lawmakers to delay, rework MU Stage 3

Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians' board of directors have met with lawmakers, including House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), to share their experiences and frustrations with electronic health records and the Meaningful Use incentive program.