By Steven Posnack – On Monday, March 9th 2020, the ONC released the long awaited final rule to address information blocking and update the ONC Health IT Certification Program as directed by Congress through the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016.Read More
FTC Submits Comment on Final Information Blocking Rule to the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data: Final rules require access to health information, spur innovation and aim to end information blocking.
On November 1, 2019, CMS issued a final rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective on or after January 1, 2020.
By William A. Hyman – The latest final rule release on physician payments is replete with assertions of burden reduction and cost savings. Without various addenda, the rule comes in at a mere 2378 pages, 2063 for the discussion and 315 for the rule itself.
CMS released the final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To support provider participation in 2015, CMS has also released FAQ #12985 in response to inquiries about the public health reporting objective in 2015.
By Jim Tate – The long awaited Final Rule gave providers a clearer view for 2015 – 2017 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use. Some of the most fascinating details are found in the nuances buried in the response to public comments. The careful reader is provided insights.
Extended Thoughts on Providers and the Final Rule By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios As expected, there’s been lots of commentary on last…
Providers offered ‘flexibility’ By Joy Rios, Managing Partner at Practice Transformation Twitter: @askjoyrios There should be laws against publishing important program updates late afternoon on the Friday before…