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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...

New Bill to Improve Patient Access to Health Information

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Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) recently introduced a bipartisan bill intended to give medical record clearinghouses the ability to improve patient access to health information as well as makes claims data available for...

3 Upcoming MIPS Deadlines Clinicians Need to Know in 2018

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With the start of the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) rapidly approaching, eligible clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) need to keep an eye on several deadlines. The second year of...

OIG Recommends Quality Payment Program Management Changes

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A follow-up investigation of Quality Payment Program (QPP) management by CMS conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) yielded two recommendations to improve program implementation and integrity. OIG first conducted a review of...

AMIA, Pew Charitable Trust Advocate for EHR Reporting Program

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The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a joint letter to congressional appropriators requesting they ensure ONC has adequate funding to implement the EHR reporting program. In...

Cancer Practice to Pay $26M for False Meaningful Use Attestations

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21st Century Oncology reached a settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations that the healthcare organization submitted false or inflated meaningful use attestations. The $26 million settlement will also resolve...

AHA Simplifies MACRA Reporting Requirements for PAC Providers

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently released a suite of resources geared toward helping post-acute care (PAC) providers fulfill MACRA reporting requirements under the value-based care system. “MACRA represents a major...

VA Spent Over $1.1B on Homegrown EHR Modernization Efforts

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A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed VA spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contracts to modernize its homegrown EHR system from 2011 to 2016. In the report detailing the tumultuous and costly history of...

CMS Issues List of 32 Clinical Quality Measures for Consideration

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CMS recently released a list of 32 clinical quality measures under consideration (MUC) as part of its Meaningful Measures initiative, which is designed to whittle down the number of quality measures to those most critical. “CMS is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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