National Health IT Week Updates

nHITweek-twitterOctober 5-9, 2015
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National Health IT Week is the premier event offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health information technology (IT) brings to U.S. healthcare. “One Voice, One Vision.” Here are day 1 highlights.

#IHeartHIT – HIMSS Share Your Story
HIMSS is highlighting the stories which inspire progress during National Health IT Week.  Follow the #IHeartHIT stories on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Becker’s 10 most-read IT stories of 2015
It is not an event until Becker makes a list. In honor of this National HIT Week they have put together their most read IT related articles. Epic seems to be a recurring theme in the list.

CMS Activities
CMS will share guidance throughout the week to help providers and industry members successfully participate in ongoing CMS health IT initiatives including:

  • Quality reporting
  • Request for Information (RFI) related to new provisions in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA):
    • Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
    • Alternative Payment Models (APMs)
    • Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPMs)
  • Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment adjustments

Politico thinks the guidance will include the release of the final rules that are sorely overdue from the timeline CMS promised.

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