CMS Guidance on Meaningful Use Objectives

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Source: CMS – EHR Incentive Programs Review Updated Information on Reporting Menu Objectives CMS has released updated guidance on the how eligible professionals should select menu objectives for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few minutes to review the information below. Guidance… Read more »

8 Signs Your Practice Management Software is Outdated

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Are you concerned that your practice management software is outdated? If so, you’re not alone. A 2014 survey conducted by Software Advice has concluded that 63 percent of the medical practices that are already using practice management software are looking to buy new software this year. Not sure if it’s time to trade in your… Read more »

The Patient Portal: Your 24-Hour Virtual Employee

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Many medical practices doubt the benefits of a patient portal. They think they won’t have time to deal with the influx of notifications or doubt that patients will even use the portal. However, as patient portals become more and more common, practices are realizing that the portal actually acts like a 24-hour virtual employee, streamlining… Read more »

CMS to Reopen Submission Period for Hardship Exemption Applications

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 Hardship Exception Applications to Avoid the 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustment Due November 30, 2014 CMS is announcing its intent to reopen the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to avoid the 2015 Medicare payment adjustments for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). The new… 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 »