News & Updates From CMS

CMSThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reporting these events, updates and deadlines for providers and hospitals. These items focus on the agency’s EHR Incentive programs as well as their eHealth and health IT programs and initiatives. Read the latest MLN Connects Weekly Provider eNews.

EHR Incentive Programs Final Rule Presentation
CMS has added the presentation and recording from ”EHR Incentive Programs Final Rule Overview and What You Need to Know for 2015,” to the 2015 Program Requirements and eHealth events webpages.

Final Rules Released for Stage 3 EHR Incentive Program
CMS and ONC released final rules that simplify requirements and add new flexibilities for providers to make electronic health information available when and where it matters most and for health care providers and consumers to be able to readily, safely, and securely exchange that information. The final rule for 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition) and final rule with comment period for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs will help continue to move the health care industry away from a paper-based system, where a doctor’s handwriting needed to be interpreted and patient files could be misplaced.

Get ICD-10 Answers in One Place
The ICD-10-CM/PCS Frequently Asked Questions web page has answers to your questions about: claims processing/billing, coding, general Equivalence Mappings, Home Health, National Coverage Determinations, and Local Coverage Determinations.

New Webpage for Past Program Requirements and Resources
CMS has created a new webpage on the EHR Incentive Programs website that contains all the program requirements and resources for previous years of the EHR Incentive Programs.

eHealth Provider Webinar Series
CMS is holding a series of eHealth webinars to educate the health care community about the eHealth programs and resources available. Representatives from each of the eHealth initiatives will present on their program and then offer a Q&A session to participants. Find more information and registration information on the CMS eHealth events page.