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AHA Opposes Major Potential Changes to MIPS Policy, Requirements

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) suggested the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) refrain from pushing for major changes to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to avoid further confusing providers still adjusting...

CMS Head Recognizes Need for Fewer Clinical Quality Measures

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma recently admitted some federal regulations do not make sense and stated the organization will prioritize consolidating quality measures to lessen provider burden.  Verma outlined the ways CMS intends to tackle...

AMIA Urges ONC Update 2015 Interoperability Roadmap, Standards

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a letter to ONC urging the federal agency to update the 2015 Interoperability Roadmap, enhance testing, and invest in improving health IT standards. The recommendations came...

62 Hospitals Sued for Overbilled Patient EHRs, Falsified Claims

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Sixty-two Indiana hospitals are being sued in a federal civil lawsuit for allegedly falsifying records and participating in a kickback scheme by overbilling for the release of patient EHRs. Unsealed court documents revealed the hospitals allegedly...

GE Healthcare EHR Earns 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification

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GE Healthcare’s EHR and practice management solutions recently received 2015 edition ONC health IT certification to help eligible professionals (EPs) and clinicians successfully meet federal reporting requirements. GE Healthcare’s...

EHRA Recommends CMMI Align Regulations, CEHRT Requirements

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The EHR Association (EHRA) recently submitted a letter to CMS requesting the federal agency align technology requirements of new payment models with requirements related to certified EHR technology (CEHRT). The CEHRT requirements need to be better...

AHA Suggests CMMI Promote Health Data Exchange, Regulatory Relief

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently responded to a CMS request for information (RFI) to set a new direction for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) and stressed the need for improved health data exchange...

Handful of EHR Systems Achieve 2015 ONC Health IT Certification

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All three Greenway EHR and practice management solutions have achieved 2015 edition ONC health IT certification to help providers meet federal reporting requirements as the healthcare industry transitions to the value-based care system. The solutions...

Congress Seeks Improved Oversight of VA Cerner EHR Implementation

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Four House Representatives have introduced legislation to increase Congress’s oversight of the VA Cerner EHR implementation. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), Subcommittee...

Stakeholders Voice Support for 2018 Quality Payment Program Rule

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Stakeholders including the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently released comments on the Quality Payment Program (QPP) 2018 final rule that include suggestions to change the new low-volume threshold. On November 2, CMS released...

MIPS Changes in the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule

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The recently released CMS 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule includes policies to reduce administrative burden for eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Specifically, the final rule includes...

CMS to Implement New Health IT Standard for Reporting eCQMs

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CMS recently announced that its quality programs will transition to the CQL standard (CQL Release 1, Standard for Trial Use (STU 2) for logic expression. Using CLQ will allow for better aligned standards between clinical decision support and...

Specialist Physicians Counter Call for Eliminating MIPS

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Members of the Alliance of Specialty Medicine recently submitted a letter to Medicare Payment Advisory Committee (MedPAC) Chairman Francis J. Crosson, MD, arguing CMS should improve the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) rather than...

Meaningful Use, Regulatory Burden Costing Providers Billions

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A new study by the American Hospital Association (AHA) found regulatory burden imposed by federal programs including meaningful use costs health systems and post-acute care (PAC) providers nearly $39 billion a year. Researchers determined the...

Developing Quality Measures to Succeed in Value-Based Care

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The ability for care quality measures to paint an accurate picture of the patient care experience depends on the availability of reliable data, yet the latter remains a persistent challenge for providers participating in value-based care models....

MedPAC Calls for Alternative Option to Take Place of MIPS

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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) called for the cancellation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in a public meeting held on October 5. In its presentation, MedPAC asserted MIPS should be eliminated and replaced...

US Court Cuts TCS Fine From $940M to $420M in Epic Lawsuit

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Earlier this week, a US court cut the compensatory and punitive damages that major IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) must pay Epic Systems for a trade secret lawsuit by more than half. The Western District Court of Wisconsin issued an...

HHS Secretary Tom Price Resigns from His Position

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HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price has resigned as head of the nation’s healthcare agency after a quickly-erupting travel expenses scandal dominated the news this week. Price, who has strongly advocated for all of the Republican Party’s...

Why Are Physicians Hesitant to Invest in Value-Based Care?

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Federal quality reporting programs aim to improve the patient experience and health of populations and reduce the cost of care, goals their participants are clearly in favor. However, the latter take umbrage with the expense required of physicians,...

WI Health System Suing Cerner for $16M for Faulty Software

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A Wisconsin health system is suing Cerner Corporation for breach of warranty and fraud over issues stemming from its billing software that allegedly led to more than $16 million in losses. Agnesian Healthcare Inc. filed the complaint on September...

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