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 July 1, 2020.Read More
Supporting the adoption of health IT and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care, here is what is happening at the ONC, including a Cures Act Final Rule Webinar, a Virtual ONC Working Session: Patient Identity and Matching, & Careers at the ONC.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is excited to release a brief on “Partnering for Impact: Early Insights from the Accountable Health Communities Model.”
On May 11, CMS issued the Fiscal Year 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.
By Seth Pazinski, Peter Karras MBA PMP, Teresa Zayas Cabán and Kevin Chaney MGS – This year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released three strategic documents that will help set a path forward for health IT.
Next on the FTC’s regulatory review calendar: the Health Breach Notification Rule. In place since 2009, the Rule requires vendors of personal health records and related entities that aren’t covered by HIPAA to notify individuals, the FTC, and, in some cases…
By Alicia Morton, Liz Palena Hall, Wanda Govan-Jenkins and Laverne Perlie – As we celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and National Nurses Week comes to a close, the nurses at ONC would like to acknowledge the tremendous work being done on the front lines by our colleagues fighting this pandemic.
By John D’Amore – On March 9, 2020, HHS announced two long-anticipated rules from the ONC and CMS designed to “finally deliver on giving patients true access to their healthcare data.” Some expected these deadlines to be a few years out, but HHS had other plans in mind:
CMS requires that all eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals use 2015 Edition CEHRT to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs. As required by law, downward payment adjustments must be applied to eligible hospitals and CAHs that are not meaningful users of CEHRT.