By William A. Hyman - It is well recognized by users of EHRs that CMS/ONC reporting and use requirements are burdensome and often not connected with desirable patient outcomes, and certainly not connected with efficient operations.
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By Art Gross - Risky cyber behavior among employees is nothing new, in fact, despite organizations becoming more aware of the state of cybersecurity, employees continue to cause data breaches in unacceptable numbers.
CMS has posted an additional resource on CMS.gov to help eligible clinicians and groups understand their Merit-based Incentive Payment System 2019 payment adjustment based on their 2017 performance.
By Kayla Matthews - Health professionals typically know many federal guidelines instruct how to handle patient health records. However, they may not understand whether such guidelines differ from state to state.
CMS is advancing the MAQI Demonstration, which, when approved and adopted, would waive MIPS requirements for clinicians who participate sufficiently in certain Medicare Advantage plans that involve taking on risk.
Talent Tuesday - Position in the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Administrator developing requirements and content for health-related information technology with an initial focus on improving innovation and interoperability.
By Jeffrey Brady MD, MPH - At the inaugural meeting, an important theme emerged at that first meeting: We are reaching the limits of what can be achieved by the familiar project-by-project or problem-by-problem approach to improving care.
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