HHS issues final rule to enhance the reliability, transparency, accountability, and safety of certified health information technology.Read More
By Jim Tate – Wave three is hitting the Meaningful Use shore. A foundational requirement in the CMS EHR Incentive program has been the use of Certified Electronic Health Records Technology. The definition of CEHRT has evolved from the initial wave to the cresting wave 3 – 2015 Edition. Register for this High Level Overview on June 2nd.
By Jim Tate – Wave three is hitting the Meaningful Use shore. A foundational requirement in the CMS EHR Incentive program has been the use of Certified Electronic Health Records Technology. The definition of CEHRT has evolved from the initial wave to the cresting wave 3 – 2015 Edition.
By Elise Sweeney Anthony – The 2015 Edition final rule was released earlier this fall and ONC has continued to update the landing page for the final rule with new resources, charts, and fact sheets. Our goal is to provide, in one place, educational resources that inform a variety of stakeholders.
By Jim Tate – Finally, the Rule is in. Last April during HIMSS15 we were promised by CMS delivery of the Stage 3 Meaningful Use Final Rule no later than August 1st. Well, August came and went without the much anticipated Rule.
ONC announced that two electronic health record (EHR) products, previously certified as products that may be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, had their certifications terminated.
Every day I speak with hospitals involved in the CMS EHR Incentive program. Some are at Stage 1 and some have moved on to Stage 2. For all of them their 2015 meaningful use (MU) year began October 1, 2014. No matter the Stage, they had to be using 2014 Edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT).
If you are an eligible provider participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, you will have the option of reporting the Summary of Care menu objective in Stage 1, but will be required to meet the core objective in Stage 2. CMS wants to ensure providers are able to meet Measure #2 of the Summary of Care objective in Stage 2. Below is some additional guidance to help you meet the measure.
The following is email communication from CMS. CMS is announcing its intent to reopen the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and…