CMS Announces Availability of 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports

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On September 30, CMS made 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to group practices and physician solo practitioners nationwide. The 2013 QRURs contain quality and cost performance data for CY 2013, which is the performance period for the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) that will be applied to physician payments for items and services furnished… Read more »

Use New Quality Reporting Training Modules to Help Ensure Satisfactory 2014 Reporting

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National Health IT Week is September 15-19, 2014. CMS will mark the week by hosting several webinars and launching new resources on eHealth University that help providers participate in eHealth programs. For the latest news and updates on CMS’ Health IT activities, visit the CMS eHealth website. If you are eligible to participate in the 2014 Physician… Read more »

EHR Incentive Programs: Learn More About Patient Electronic Access Requirements

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If you are an eligible professional participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, you will be required to meet Patient Electronic Access measures.  Patients’ access to their EHRs can help them make more informed decisions about their health care and improve efficiencies in health care delivery. In order to meet 2014 Stage 1 requirements, you must… Read more »

CMS Publishes Final Rule for Meaningful Use Flexibility

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Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program will be extended through 2016 for certain providers and Stage 3 will begin in 2017 for providers who first became meaningful users of electronic health records in 2011 or 2012 based on a final rule announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rule, set… Read more »

2014 CQM Electronic Reporting Guides for Eligible Professionals

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2014 CQM Electronic Reporting Guides for Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals Are you an eligible professional or eligible hospital participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program? If so, CMS has posted new two materials to help you report clinical quality measures (CQMs) in 2014, including: An Introduction to EHR Incentive Programs for Eligible Professionals: 2014… Read more »

CMS News: Open Payments System Reopens, Extends Physician Registration and Review Period

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CMS announced today that the Open Payments system is once again available for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review and, as needed, dispute financial payment information received from health care manufacturers. The system was taken offline on August 3 to resolve a technical issue. To account for system down time, CMS is extending the… Read more »

Does the Use of Electronic Health Records Really Improve Medical Office Workflow?

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Are you considering investing in an EHR/EMR this year, but aren’t sure if switching to a new system is worth the hassle? Are you concerned that the transition will not actually improve your medical office workflow, but rather will be a burden on your staff? To answer these questions, we checked out studies on the… Read more »

Top Three Ways to Increase Patient Engagement Without Burning Out Your Staff

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As coding changes and regulation compliance issues continue to escalate, medical offices are searching for ways to handle the increasing demands. As physicians and office staff attempt to juggle the avalanche of requirements, patient-physician engagement can suffer. When your staff is too busy doing paperwork to properly greet patients, or when physicians become so overwhelmed… Read more »