By William A. Hyman – The latest final rule release on physician payments is replete with assertions of burden reduction and cost savings. Without various addenda, the rule comes in at a mere 2378 pages, 2063 for the discussion and 315 for the rule itself.
CMS released the final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To support provider participation in 2015, CMS has also released FAQ #12985 in response to inquiries about the public health reporting objective in 2015.
By Jim Tate – The long awaited Final Rule gave providers a clearer view for 2015 – 2017 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use. Some of the most fascinating details are found in the nuances buried in the response to public comments. The careful reader is provided insights.
Extended Thoughts on Providers and the Final Rule By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios As expected, there’s been lots of commentary on last week’s announcement about the Final Ruling for modifications to the EHR Incentive Program that offered ‘flexibility’ to providers attesting 2014 and upset many hospitals, who are entering their 2015 reporting […]
Providers offered ‘flexibility’ By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios There should be laws against publishing important program updates late afternoon on the Friday before a three-day weekend, but to my dismay, there is no such thing. On Friday, August 29 at 4 pm, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release […]
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