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.
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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.
Fred Goldstein catches up with ONC’s Donald Rucker shortly after his keynote address at the HIMSS pre-conference NHIT Summit announcing the Notice of Proposed Rule Making.
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.
By Edward Yang – As the new year ushers in, many health IT leaders are finding themselves at a critical juncture to make 2019 a transformative time for their organizations. In response to massive consolidation, healthcare reform and competitive pressures, hospitals and health systems are undergoing dramatic change.
By William Hyman – On December 18th CMS presented a webinar on the Promoting Interoperability Program as applied to Inpatient Prospective Payments. Among the other content the webinar included changes from 2018 to 2019, and from 2019 to 2020.
By William Hersh MD – The era of meaningful use came to a relatively quiet end this summer with the release of the Final Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems rule by CMS this past August.
CMS developed and published the 2019 reporting period electronic clinical quality measure flows for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals to the eCQI Resource Center. This is a new resource for eligible hospital and CAH eCQMs for the 2019 reporting period, developed in response to stakeholder feedback.
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