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AMGA Endorses Standardized Quality Measure Set to Simplify Reporting

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The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Board of Directors recently endorsed a set of 14 standardized quality measures as part of an effort to reduce the administrative burden associated with reporting requirements. The measure set...

PI Program Should Support Health IT Improvement, CEHRT Adoption

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UPDATE: CHIME has submitted comments to CMS about PI proposed policies. The CMS promoting interoperability (PI) program should advance health IT improvement and 2015 certified EHR technology (CEHRT) adoption among hospitals, according to...

ONC Drafting Strategy to Reduce Administrative Burden on Providers

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ONC will work with CMS to develop a strategy to reduce administrative burden on providers as part of a larger plan to implement provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act over the next few years, according to National Coordinator for Health...

ONC Funding Cut in FY2019 Draft Bill, NIH Funds Boosted

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The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of the FY2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS) Funding Bill last week, which included a cut in ONC funding. ONC’s budget would be $42.7 million under the...

Nurses Asked to Falsify Patient Health Records at Kansas Hospital

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Kansas-based Blue Valley Hospital nurses told CMS inspectors that they were asked to falsify patient health records to include medical complications that would justify keeping patients in the hospital longer to earn Medicare...

EHR System, Health IT Solution Earn ONC Health IT Certification

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Two health IT solutions recently earned ONC 2015 edition health IT certification from ONC Authorized Certification Bodies (ACB) Gaming Laboratories International and Drummond Group. ChartLogic — a division of Medsphere —...

Health IT Innovation Centered on the Physician-Patient Interface

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Several efforts to put physicians and patients at the center of health IT innovation are currently underway at AMA. Speaking at the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, detailed the association’s approach to...

HHS Takes First Step to Spur Health IT Innovation, Investment

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With many physicians and healthcare industry leaders raising complaints about the slow pace of health IT innovation, HHS is looking for new ways to drum up competition, funding, and ideas necessary for accelerated improvements. In a...

HIMSS Suggests CMS Reduce Administrative Burden of eCQM Reporting

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In a recent letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, HIMSS recommended several ways the federal agency can improve electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) development, implementation, and reporting to reduce administrative burden on...

Quality Payment Program Year 1 Participation Exceeds 90%

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Over 90 percent of eligible clinicians participated in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) during the first year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), according to a recent announcement from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. CMS...

Senator Cassidy Blames Meaningful Use for High Cost of Care

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Reducing administrative burden associated with federal regulation — particularly the meaningful use program — may help to significantly cut unnecessary healthcare costs, according to a new white paper released by Senator Bill...

Senate Passes VA Mission Act to Improve Health Data Exchange

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The VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 — which includes policies meant to improve health data exchange between VA and the private sector — recently gained congressional...

House Passes Bill on VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight

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Congress will potentially have greater oversight of the VA Cerner EHR implementation, as the Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act of 2017 (HR 4245) continues to move through the legislative...

Epic Systems Wins Supreme Court Labor Law Case Against Employee

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On May 21, Epic Systems won a Supreme Court labor law case in a 5-4 decision against Epic technical writer Jacob Lewis. The case may have significant implications for workers’ abilities to file class action lawsuits collectively...

CMS Accepting New Promoting Interoperability Measure Proposals

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CMS recently announced it is accepting proposals for new measures stakeholders would like to see included in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. The federal agency will accept proposals until June 29. CMS is encouraging...

CMS Efforts to Cut Administrative Burden Still Need Improvement

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In the wake of discouraging reports highlighting the negative effects of strict federal regulation and EHR use, CMS has pushed administrative burden reduction to the top of its agenda. In 2017, CMS Administrator Seema Verma introduced a...

2018 VA MISSION Act to Improve Health Data Exchange for Veterans

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The House Committee on Veterans Affairs recently passed the VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act (MISSION) of 2018, which includes policies designed to improve health data exchange at VA care sites to...

Cerner Sees Benefit to API Development in CMS IPPS Proposed Rule

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Cerner supports policies part of the fiscal year 2019 CMS IPPS proposed rule related to promoting the development of application programming interfaces (APIs) and improving interoperability, Cerner executives told Kansas City Business...

ONC Working with Health IT Innovators to Improve Interoperability

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ONC is currently working with health IT innovators to spur the development of application programming interfaces (APIS) that improve interoperability and patient health data access, according to a recent Health IT Buzz blog post by...

Early Praise for CMS Proposed Rule to Promote Interoperability

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As part of a new proposed rule, CMS is re-naming the meaningful use program “Promoting Interoperability” to reflect the federal agency’s focus on improving health data exchange and reducing administrative burden on...

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