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AMA, HIMSS Submit Comments on Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

Two more industry groups have commented on Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements, but one is in support while the other is in opposition. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), Stage 3 needs a major overhaul to help improve...

CPeH Supports Scheduled Roll-out of Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

In the wake of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Programs final rule, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth has become one of the very few healthcare industry stakeholders supporting the roll-out schedule for...

CHIME Seeks 5 Changes to Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The comment period for the Stage 3 Meaningful Use final rule comes to a close tonight, but the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has already identified five changes to meaningful use requirements in Stage...

Group Seeks Interoperability Changes in Meaningful Use Delay

by Sara Heath

Amidst numerous calls for Stage 3 Meaningful Use delay, several health IT industry stakeholders have written to Congressional leaders asking them not to delay Stage 3 unless it makes changes to the interoperability standards in the final...

An Early Retirement for the EHR Incentive Programs in 2016?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The coming year will be the last for the EHR Incentive Programs as a result of no longer proving valuable to eligible hospitals and professionals, according to DirectTrust. The non-profit association with the mission to support health...

Most Challenging Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

As many as two years separate eligible providers from Stage 3 Meaningful Use, but several of the requirements for eligible professionals and hospitals in the final stage of the EHR Incentive Programs are already causing concerns. In...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

by Frank Irving

The week ahead in health IT interoperability begins with more than 47,000 radiology industry professionals assembled in Chicago for RSNA 2015, which runs through Dec. 4. In his opening remarks on Nov. 30, RSNA President Ronald...

AMA Continues to Urge Congress to Delay Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

Earlier this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) and its House of Delegates met to discuss various health industry policies, specifically ones related to health IT and EHR use. The delegates passed association policies about both...

CMS Seeks Specific Comments on Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking for a specific kind of feedback during the 60-day comment period that has followed the publishing of the Stage 3 Meaningful Use final rule. The federal agency issued a bulletin...

Texas Medical Association Sounds Off on Stage 3 Final Rule

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Texas Medical Association took not one but two opportunities to appeal to members of Congress on the subject of Stage 3 Meaningful Use. The organization was one of 111 medical societies that cosigned letters as part of a American...

AMA, Medical Societies Ask Congress to Alter Meaningful Use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The American Medical Association (AMA) is leading a campaign to compel Congress to intervene in the timeline for Stage 3 Meaningful Use. Along with 111 medical societies, AMA has written majority and minority leaders of the Senate and...

Has the Meaningful Use Final Rule Levelled the Playing Field?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While the modifications to meaningful use requirements between 2015 and 2017 are now indeed final, eligible providers must still contend with a tight window for pulling together the necessary meaningful use data and completing meaningful...

CMS Offers Guidance for Revised Meaningful Use Requirements

by Sara Heath

After releasing both the final rule for Stage 2 Meaningful use modifications and Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a conference call reviewing the details of the rules on...

Industry, Congress Respond to Meaningful Use Final Rule

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The long-awaited modifications to meaningful use requirements between 2015 and 2017 are now final as are plans to begin Stage 3 Meaningful Use in 2018 for all eligible providers. As expected, the developments come as good news to most...

CMS Finalizes Rule Modifying Meaningful Use Requirements

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In what should come as good news for eligible professionals and hospitals alike, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially finalized modifications to meaningful use requirements between 2015 and 2017 and...

CMS Gives No Indication of Stage 3 Meaningful Use Delay

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

UPDATE: CMS issued the final rule for meaningful use modifications on October 6. Despite repeated calls for a Stage 3 Meaningful Use delay, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to address the likelihood that the...

Senator Gives 5 Reasons to Delay Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

UPDATE: CMS issued the final rule for meaningful use modifications on October 6. Joining the group of critics of Stage 3 Meaningful Use, Senate Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Lamar Alexander...

Leading Senators Calls for Stage 3 Meaningful Use Delay

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

UPDATE: CMS issued the final rule for meaningful use modifications on October 6. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is continuing to receive pressure from Congress to move forward with modifications to meaningful use...

Congress Calls for Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule to Be Paused

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

UPDATE: CMS issued the final rule for meaningful use modifications on October 6. More than a hundred members of Congress have subscribed their signatures to a letter urging the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Department of...

AMA, Medical Societies Urge Stage 3 Meaningful Use Delay

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

UPDATE: CMS issued the final rule for meaningful use modifications on October 6. The American Medical Association (AMA) and 41 other medical societies have called on the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and Office of...

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