Just the facts... CMS has released the most recent numbers for the EHR Incentive programs. Here are some Program-to-date highlights from the June report. Active registrants total well over a half a million.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would like to remind eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals that the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, which is administered voluntarily by states and territories, will continue through 2021.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of July that we think deserve sharing again.
Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals: Submit Meaningful Use Data to the Hospital Quality Reporting System (HQR) via the QualityNet Secure Portal in 2018
By Laura Alabed-Olsson - Digital health tools – from mobile and web-based apps to enterprise solutions – have the power to increase patient engagement, improve clinical outcomes, create operational efficiencies, and so much more.
By Grant Elliott - Are you considering HITRUST but haven’t yet put your HIPAA house in order? That’s similar to starting college when you’ve not yet earned your high school diploma. While both HIPAA and HITRUST share the common goal of protecting healthcare data and personal health information (PHI), they differ in very fundamental ways.
The QPP Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 transition year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. EPs who are first-time participants in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2017 are also eligible to apply for a one-time hardship exception. Applications are due by October 1, 2017.
By Matt Fisher - Stop if you’ve heard either of these or some other variation before: I can’t tell you anything about that patient because of HIPAA or I can’t give you a copy of your medical records because of HIPAA or HIPAA doesn’t let me say anything.
By Patrick Conway, MD, MSc - When I came to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011, I pulled the results from the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey – a survey of federal employee satisfaction.
Part 2 of my interview with Carl Kunkleman, the co-founder and senior vice president of ClearDATA, specifically about why small and community hospitals struggle with conducing a security risk analysis. Here is part 2 of the interview.
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