By Jim Tate – Back in August I wrote a post entitled, “MIPS and EHR Certification: Most Asked Question”. The issue at hand was when did MIPS eligible providers need to be using 2015 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT).
By Jim Tate – The most common question I receive from EHR vendors regarding certification is this: “What is the deadline for providers to begin using 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)?” The answer is, “It all depends”. Here is the issue:
By Jim Tate – You can tell a lot about a person by asking them what their favorite fairy tale was when they were a child. Was it The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, or maybe Sleeping Beauty? For me it was The Emperor’s New Clothes.
To participate successfully in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in 2016, providers must be in active engagement with a public health agency submitting using CEHRT.
HHS issues final rule to enhance the reliability, transparency, accountability, and safety of certified health information technology.
By Jim Tate – Wave three is hitting the Meaningful Use shore. A foundational requirement in the CMS EHR Incentive program has been the use of Certified Electronic Health Records Technology. The definition of CEHRT has evolved from the initial wave to the cresting wave 3 – 2015 Edition.
By Jim Tate – Finally, the Rule is in. Last April during HIMSS15 we were promised by CMS delivery of the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Final Rule no later than August 1st. Well, August came and went without the much anticipated Rule.
Every day I speak with hospitals involved in the CMS EHR Incentive program. Some are at Stage 1 and some have moved on to Stage 2. For all of them their 2015 meaningful use (MU) year began October 1, 2014. No matter the Stage, they had to be using 2014 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).
If you are an eligible provider participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, you will have the option of reporting the Summary of Care menu objective in Stage 1, but will be required to meet the core objective in Stage 2. CMS wants to ensure providers are able to meet Measure #2 of the Summary of Care objective in Stage 2. Below is some additional guidance to help you meet the measure.
The following is email communication from CMS. 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 deadline will be November 30, 2014. Previously, […]
The following is email communication from CMS. The 2015 program year for the EHR Incentive Programs began on October 1, 2014 for eligible hospitals. Medicare eligible hospitals beyond their first year of participation have a 365-day EHR reporting period. All eligible hospitals are required to have 2014 Edition certified EHR technology (CEHRT) to be able […]
Call for Immediate Action to Amend 2015 EHR Reporting Period In a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and 15 other healthcare organizations issued an immediate call to action to adjust the 2015 EHR reporting period to […]
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