CMS developed and published the 2021 performance period electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) flows for eligible professionals/eligible clinicians and eligible hospitals/critical access hospitals to the eCQI Resource Center.Read More
Promoting Interoperability (PI)
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.
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.
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.
The final rule adopted policies that will continue the advancement of certified EHR technology (CEHRT) utilization, further reduce burden, and increase interoperability and patient access to their health information.
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 FHIR at Scale Task Force, NIH’s FHIR Initiatives & Resources Page, Careers at ONC, & ONC Annual Meeting Registration Opens.
In 2018, CMS required that all CAHs use either the 2014 or 2015 Edition certified electronic health record technology to meet the reporting requirements of the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program and successfully demonstrate meaningful use.
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 using FHIR to Avoid Insurance Denials, Surescripts Now an ONC Program Partner, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month & more.
By Drew Ivan – Interoperability within health care has been a top concern across the industry for more than a decade. The HITECH ACT drove an expectation that interoperability would be a natural byproduct of broad EHR adoption, but this turned out not to be the case.