By Patty Wight – Just hours after Maine voters became the first in the nation to use the ballot box to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said he wouldn’t implement it unless the Legislature funds the state’s share of an expansion. The post Maine Voters Greenlight Medicaid Expansion, But […]
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Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible hospitals or eligible professional and their practices. They are free of charge so register today. For other Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. For our upcoming webinars see Our Webinars in the HIT Event Calendar. […]
By Jim Tate – Recently, when I googled “MIPS timeline” I got 174,000 results. There sure are lots of pretty charts and colorful graphs out there. Most of them will let you know when this will happen and when that will occur. The post The Real MIPS Timeline: 3 Stages of MACRA and MIPS appeared […]
By William Hersh MD – There is growing consensus that patients should be owners and stewards of their personal health and healthcare data. They should also have the right to control access to chosen healthcare professionals, institutions, and researchers. The post From Vendor-Centric to Patient-Centric Data Stores appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, […]
By Rose Higgins – No matter where your organization stands on its journey toward value-based payment and care delivery, most will struggle to make a variety of critical, strategic decisions in order to determine the right methods needed to improve outcomes and prove value. The post Using What You’ve Got: 4 Valuable Insights Culled from […]
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of October that we think deserve sharing again. The post Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – October 2017 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, […]
By Dr. Pawan Jindal – CMS finalized the QPP Rule for the performance year 2018. A key takeaway is that the cost performance category would have a 10% weightage in calculation of the final MIPS score in 2018. Here are the seven things you need to know to prepare for the Cost category for 2018: […]
Companies are seeking talent for the fastest growing industries in tech and healthcare is on the top of the list. Who is looking for what? Here are posted opportunities being reported from HealthlinkNY, Jellyfish Health, and LogicStream. The post Talent Tuesday Now Hiring! appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
By Aparna Bala – Most physicians have long enjoyed the benefits of BYOD policies. As health systems focused on ensuring doctors had access to state-of-the-art health IT to monitor their patients when they couldn’t be at the bedside. The post Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes appeared first on […]
CAPG recently submitted comments to CMS encouraging the agency to move forward with two alternative payment models to proliferate high quality, low cost care. The comments were submitted in response to a request for information seeking feedback on the future of the CMS Innovation Center. The post CAPG Submits Comments to CMS on Payment Models […]
By Matt Fisher – Communication by text or email is a part of daily life. Such forms of communication occur non-stop and through a variety of means whether it be Gmail, WhatsApp, iMessage, or any other number of services. The post Text or Email: Does it Fit in Healthcare? appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful […]
By Suzanne Schwartz MD MBA – Virtually every aspect of our lives – including our health – has gone digital. Medical devices from insulin pumps to implantable cardiac pacemakers are becoming more interconnected and, like computers and the networks they operate in, can be vulnerable to security breaches. The post FDA’s Role in Medical Device […]
By Gopal Khanna & Joe Selby – The health care community is finding common ground when it comes to identifying essential elements of a learning health system. The post Funding the Next Generation of Learning-Health-System Researchers appeared first on RCM Answers.
Just the facts… CMS has released the most recent numbers for the EHR Incentive programs. Here are some Program-to-date highlights from the September report. Active registrants total well over a half a million. The post EHR Incentive Program Status Report September 2017 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News.
If you have not tuned in to our radio station yet, we invite you to REDISCOVER RADIO. Check out these episodes of Healthcare de Jure and This Just In with discussions on value based care. The post Learn More About Value Based Care on HealthcareNOW Radio appeared first on RCM Answers.