June 26, 2015 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) received sufficient pushback to propose reducing meaningful use requirements for patient engagement over the next few years, from five percent of patients to one single patient. A majority of industry groups contends that these requirements are not only burdensome but also unfair because eligible professionals and hospitals are held responsible...
June 24, 2015 - When the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements first emerged, many eligible professionals and hospitals voiced their concern for the patient engagement requirement of view, download, and transmit (VDT). Those concerns were apparently loud enough to force the hand of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to propose significant modifications to meaningful use requirements, including...
June 24, 2015 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) are showing inconsistent emphasis on patient engagement objectives under proposed meaningful use requirements. For example, the latest proposed modifications to Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations abandon the prior requirement of 5 percent of a provider’s patient base...
June 24, 2015 - Along with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, some other significant healthcare reforms that have occurred over the last several years include the development of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and the ongoing adoption of EHR technology. Once the HITECH Act passed in 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established meaningful use requirements...
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