CMS Schedules National Provider Call on EHR Incentives

Upcoming National Provider Call on EHR Incentives and other news

This week’s Friday Recovery Room looks at news and announcements we thought you should know about.

Recently CMS revamped their website. The FAQ database no longer associates a question and answer with a unique url link. The old database also indexed by an Answers ID. They have now completed the conversion of the database and you can search by the old answer ID number. Go to the FAQ page and enter the number in the search box.

Todd Park is looking for a few good men and women, and it is not for the Marines. This week the White House launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. They are starting with five projects; The Open Data Initiatives Program, Blue Button for America, MyGov, and RFP-EZ. They are looking for 15 innovators to come to Washington DC for up to a year to take on the projects.

This is the last year EPs can earn the full Medicare incentive payment. For those EPs that have not registered or begun their EHR adoption, CMS is holding a National Provider Call on Thursday, June 7, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT. Listen in and learn about registration and attestation for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Space is limited and registration is required to obtain access numbers.

The HIT Policy Committee meeting will be held on June 6th at Dupont Circle Hotel. The agenda has also been changed to begin at 9:30am EDT to allow for discussions on ONC’s Request for Information on Governance for the Nationwide Health Information Network. Meetings are open to the public in person or by audio conferencing.

Do you have a question, concern, or complaint about your certified EHR? The ONC’s Dr. Jacob Reider, Chief Medical Officer and Carol Bean, Director of Certification Division have posted in HealthIT Buzz to help you navigate your concerns and get some answers. Read their post.

HHS announces winning applications from their Facebook challenge are now live.  As hurricane season starts the winning apps help citizens prepare and support each other during an emergencies. Read the HHS press release here.

Have a good weekend!