By Seema Verma – Approximately 60 million Americans or roughly 1 in 5 live in rural areas, with nearly every state having a rural county. The Trump Administration recognizes the significant obstacles faced by patients and providers in rural areas.
About CMS/ONC Communication
This author hasn't written their bio yet.
CMS/ONC Communication has contributed 192 entries to our website, so far.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to update the Promoting Interoperability Programs website to include new and updated information to help participants succeed in the 2019 program year.
On April 23, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued the Fiscal Year 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.
CMS wants to remind eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that the Annual Call for Measures for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is still open. Submit a measure proposal by June 28, 2019.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health IT and enabling patients to electronically access their health information.
CMS Annual Call for Measures for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program is now open. Submit a measure proposal by June 28, 2019.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is currently updating the Promoting Interoperability Programs website to include new resources for the 2019 program year.
Reminder: The deadline to submit your Registration and Attestation Information for the Promoting Interoperability Programs is tomorrow, March 14, 2019.
For hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) and/or Promoting Interoperability Programs, the deadline to submit data to CMS on at least four eCQMs from one self-selected quarter of calendar year 2018 is Thursday, 2-28-19 at 11:59pm PT.
The deadline to submit 2018 attestation data for the Promoting Interoperability Programs is February 28, 2019. Last year, CMS transitioned to the QualityNet System for hospitals that attest to CMS for the Promoting Interoperability Programs.
You can now check the Quality Payment Program Participation Status Tool to view your final 2018 eligibility status for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology such as electronic health records.
OUR STREAMING RADIO STATION
HealthcareNOW Radio – Past Episodes On Demand
Miss any episodes of your favorite HealthcareNOW Radio shows? Find them all on our SoundCloud Channel. Play or Download Here
Get Our eNews Digests
EHR Incentive Program News
More Top Headlines
- At the Heart of Healthcare Transformation: The CIO and CTO
- Learning While Caring: Advancing Patient-Centered Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
- Misconfigured Webpage Exposed Patient Data
- The Friday Five – Nurses Week Highlights
- HHS To Deliver Value-Based Transformation in Primary Care
- See all our sites aggregated content on HealthITAnswers.net