January 20, 2017 - On Jan 18, 2017, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on the nomination of Representative Tom Price, MD, (R-GA) for the lead role at the Department of Health & Human Services. Among the matters discussed during the nearly four-hour hearing were the benefits of EHR adoption and use to the healthcare industry, namely provider productivity....
January 19, 2017 - More than 359,000 clinicians are set to take part in one of four of Alternative Payment Models (APMs) as part of the Quality Payment Program, the federal agency announced midweek. Beyond APMs, the Quality Payment Program also includes the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) as a pathway for eligible clinicians (i.e., Medicare providers) to receive incentives as part of MACRA implementation...
January 18, 2017 - A recent study of physician EHR use found that the technology could be responsible for increasing spending in a hospital setting. Since EHR technology has the potential to benefit the healthcare system overall, the healthcare industry has steadily sought technological advancement and optimization over the past several years. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical...
January 17, 2017 - CMS has extended the deadline for electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting and EHR Incentive Programs. According to a blog post by Kate Goodrich, MD, Director of the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals now have...
On a near-annual basics, federal agencies provide updates on EHR adoption that serve as a bellwether of the healthcare's industry technical capabilities, most notably the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). However, reliance on these facts and figures can be...
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