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Meaningful Use Penalties

171K Providers Subject to Meaningful Use Payment Adjustments

January 6, 2017 - Since 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has imposed meaningful use payment adjustment on eligible professionals not meeting the yearly requirements set for the EHR Incentive Programs. According CMS, 171,000 EPs are facing payment penalties in 2017 for failing to meet meaningful use requirements in 2015. While still a sizeable figure, the numbers are down from...

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Deadline Approaching to Contest Meaningful Use Penalties

by Sara Heath

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a reminder regarding 2016 payment adjustments for Medicare eligible hospitals (EHs). CMS offers these payment adjustments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

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by Vera Gruessner

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) oversee the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, meaningful use payments, and payment adjustments for eligible professionals and hospitals including critical access hospitals...

CMS Provides Meaningful Use Penalties, Payments Update

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The latest EHR Incentive Programs update from CMS estimates how meaningful use penalties will affect eligible professionals in 2015. During the most recent meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

February Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline Looms for EPs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The next meaningful use attestation deadline for EPs is February 28, but additional penalties may not increase participation as anticipated. With 2014 having come to a close and with it the deadline for eligible hospitals to attest for...

More Responses to Meaningful Use Penalties, Participation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Members of Congress and CHIME respond to reports of meaningful use penalties and participation figures. In the span of one week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two telling pieces of information regarding...

AMA ‘Appalled’ by Scale of Meaningful Use Penalties for EPs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The provider association considers the number of EPs subject to meaningful use penalties as further proof that the EHR Incentive Program are too strict. The recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that more...

257K Meaningful Use EPs to Get Medicare Payment Adjustments

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Close to 260K meaningful use eligible professionals will receive notice of upcoming Medicare payment adjustments for failing to meet the requirements of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. Over the next few weeks, more than 257,000...

AMA Seeks Alignment of Meaningful Use, PQRS, VBM Objectives

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The AMA wants CMS to align requirements for meaningful use, PQRS, and the VBM so that providers can avoid penalties. The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to align the...

What challenges will the next National Coordinator face?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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MGMA wants a moratorium on Medicare meaningful use penalties

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Concerns over readiness have led the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) to petition the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to hold off on levying penalties for eligible professionals (EPs) who have achieved Stage 1...

Which providers must worry about meaningful use penalties?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Beginning in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid will introduce the stick along with carrot for hospitals and professionals eligible for the EHR Incentive Programs. During yesterday’s National Provider Call meaningful use...

Will payment adjustments boost meaningful use participation?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

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EHR meaningful use must go faster to avoid 2015 penalties

by Jennifer Bresnick

Most eligible professionals are at serious risk of incurring Medicare penalties in 2015 if they don’t speed up their EHR adoption, warns Adam Wright, Ph.D. in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine this week.  Although Wright,...



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