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AHA, HIMSS Support CMS Plans for Meaningful Use, MyHealthEData

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HIMSS and AHA voiced support for CMS after the federal agency revealed plans to overhaul meaningful use requirements as part of the EHR Incentive Programs and to promote patient EHR access through the Trump Administration’s...

CMS Offers $30M for Quality Payment Program Measures Development

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CMS is offering stakeholders up to $30 million in funding and technical assistance for the development and improvement of quality measures part of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), according to a recent CMS blog post. As part of the...

CMS Shares Plans to Enable Interoperability, Value-Based Care

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In remarks at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas, CMS Administrator Seema Verma detailed several of the federal agency’s plans to improve interoperability and health data exchange in support of the value-based care system. CMS...

New Oversight Framework to Promote EHR Usability, Innovation

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The Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now have joined forces to establish an oversight framework to encourage health IT innovation and improve EHR usability, interoperability, and safety. “To inform and support the...

CHIME, HIMSS, Premier Tackle Health Data Exchange Framework

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HIMSS, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and Premier healthcare alliance have joined the slew of stakeholders to weigh in on the ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft. HIMSS...

Improving EHR Integration, Interoperability May Curb Opioid Abuse

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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently recommended federal agencies improve interoperability and EHR integration with prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to help curb the opioid...

ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Draws Differing Opinions

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As the public comment period for the ONC Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft comes to a close, stakeholders are revealing differences in opinion about the framework’s approach to health data exchange. While...

DirectTrust Seeks Changes to ONC Health Data Exchange Framework

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DirectTrust President and CEO David Kibbe, MD, recently requested ONC include mention of the Direct or push model of health data exchange in the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The request came as part of...

CMS Modifies E/M EHR Clinical Documentation Requirements

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently applauded a CMS decision to change EHR clinical documentation requirements. Teaching physicians can now verify medical student documentation in a patient’s EHR related to evaluation...

AAFP Offers Strategies to ONC, CMS to Reduce Regulatory Burden

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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently requested CMS and ONC work to reduce regulatory burden to allow clinicians to spend more time interacting face-to-face with patients. In a letter submitted earlier this month, the...

ONC Funding to Be Further Reduced in POTUS Proposed 2019 Budget

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ONC will receive $38 million in funding as part of the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019— $22 million below the amount allotted to the federal agency in the FY 2018 Continuing Resolution, according to...

AMIA Urges FDA Improve Clinical Decision Support Regulation

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently requested the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) improve transparency and performance standards for clinical decision support systems in submitted...

Senate Confirms Alex Azar Nomination as HHS Secretary

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Alex Azar won the nomination to serve as HHS Secretary under the Trump Administration during a senate session this afternoon. The Trump Administration nominated the former Eli Lilly American Division President and former HHS General...

Specialty Practices Anxious Over 2018 Quality Payment Program

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Reducing regulatory burden was one of the primary aims of the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule, but current requirements still negatively impact patient care and clinical workflows. Despite administrative burden associated...

eClinicalWorks Now Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Unwanted Ads

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Goodson & Company in Ohio has filed a complaint against eClinicalWorks for allegedly faxing unsolicited advertisement materials about its EHR system product offerings to the law firm. As part of the class action lawsuit, the...

CMS to Prioritize Health IT Innovation, Regulatory Relief

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This year CMS will prioritize health IT innovation and regulatory relief for clinical documentation, according to CMS Administrator Seema Verma. Verma discussed the federal agency’s 2018 goals with AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack...

MGMA Urges CMS Release 2018 MIPS Eligibility Information

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The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) recently submitted a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, requesting CMS release 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligibility information. The association also urged CMS...

ONC Health Data Exchange Framework Enjoying Support of Industry

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The American Hospital Association (AHA), DirectTrust, and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) have voiced support for ONC’s efforts to improve health data exchange via the Trusted Exchange Framework and...

DOJ Recovered $2.4B in Healthcare False Claims Act Cases in 2017

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered approximately $2.4 billion from healthcare False Claims Act cases in 2017, according to an announcement by the federal agency this month. In total, DOJ recovered $3.7 billion in settlements and...

What Eligible Clinicians Should Expect from MIPS in 2018

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After several discussions between policymakers, stakeholders, and clinicians throughout 2017, CMS released the final rule for the second year of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The...

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