Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, “The administration should not move too far, too fast on implementing new rules on electronic health information.”Read More
Meaningful Use and EHR Incentives
Providers who have not demonstrated meaningful use successfully in a prior year and are seeking to demonstrate meaningful use for the first time in 2017 to avoid the 2018 payment adjustment must attest to Modified Stage 2 objectives and measures.
Recently released MACRA and Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System for CY 2017 final rules include provisions that will affect the EHR Incentive Programs in 2017 and beyond.
By Frank Fortner – Will we get incentives, or nothing at all?” are just a few lyrics from the HITECH Train (Crazy Train parody) song written back in early 2011. It’s been five years since the song was written.
By Jim Tate – It used to be called the “Summary of Care” but now we know it as “Health Information Exchange”. It is perhaps the most misunderstood of the Meaningful Use measures for everyone from solo docs to large health systems.
Carefluence has the first open application programming interface (API) software platform certified by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, providing any currently deployed EHR software with a standards-based open API solution.
By Matt Patterson MD – In a variety of recent private and panel discussions with health and policy leaders, I’ve heard encouraging talk around interoperability through open and available application programming interfaces (APIs).
By John Halamka MD – Meaningful Use Stage 2 has a requirement that I’ve always considered to be the “cart before the horse” – patients must be able to View/Download/Transmit their data. Viewing is great – we’ve done that at BIDMC since 1999 for all patients and all data.
By Jim Tate – Meaningful use audits against 2015 attestations are currently underway. We have found that there are specific areas of attestation documentation that are particularly difficult for hospitals and CAHs. The release in October 2015 of the Modified Stage 2 requirements caught many hospitals by surprise with the removal of the Core and Menu set concepts.