CMS requires that all eligible hospitals use 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interoperability Programs. CMS mandates downward payment adjustments be applied to eligible hospitals that are not meaningful users of CEHRT.Read More
By Gopal Khanna MBA – The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of quality data and analytics. Every day, policymakers and public health experts across the United States are testing new methods for data collection and analysis, uncovering critical gaps in our understanding of healthcare delivery and generating real-time solutions to these problems.
On May 11, 2020, CMS issued the FY 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule. Submit a Formal Comment by July 10, 2020.
By Matt Fisher – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about numerous changes to the healthcare industry, most notably on the regulatory front. When the pandemic reached emergency levels in the mid-March time period, the order officially declaring….
By Mike Berry – In August 2019, the ONC awarded a cooperative agreement to The Sequoia Project to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity to support implementation of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement. The Sequoia Project has made great strides in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
The 2021 CMS QRDA I IG outlines requirements for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to report electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for the calendar year 2021 reporting period for the:
By Kevin Chaney MGS, Teresa Zayas Cabán, Josh Mandel MD, & Stephanie Devaney – EHR systems store incredibly rich data about individual patients, but historically, individuals have been unable to access this information easily and share it for research.
By Sheba Vine – Establishing and maintaining a well-designed compliance program is key to preventing, detecting, and mitigating noncompliance. The seven elements of an effective compliance program outlined in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, sets the…
Join the ONC for a working session on patient identity and patient matching, Monday, June 1, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET. They invite individuals and organizations to provide input and insight into existing challenges and promising innovations in patient identity and matching.