Weekly News Digest Focuses on Meaningful Use and EHR Incentives

In the last several months HITECH Answers has been doing a great deal of in-depth analysis and commentary on meaningful use and the EHR incentive program.  These posts by HITECH experts Jim Tate and Roberta Mullin go beyond the information provided by CMS or currently reported elsewhere. And while we share our posts through social media channels we have been getting requests from readers and members to have these posts delivered by email.

To answers this demand we’ve created a Weekly HITECH News Digest. Every Friday morning we will send out a simple e-mail with brief recaps and links to our week’s posts.  Readers can scan headlines to read the post they’re interested in.

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To give you an idea of what our e-mail digests will contain here’s the Digest for this week:

Posts Published for the Week of July 25, 2011

Medicaid EHR Incentives: Audit Process
Posted on July 28, 2011
Is that an audit in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me? We knew they would be coming. We just weren’t sure how and when audits related to the CMS EHR Incentive Programs would first appear. Well, we still don’t know much about the Medicare audits, but details of the Medicaid audit […]

5 Steps to EHR Incentive Payments
Posed on July 27, 2011
Jim Tate’s article in Medical Economics For 85 years, Medical Economics has been a leading business resource for office-based physicians as they try to successfully meet the challenges of the times. It has one of the top readerships among office-based physicians for advice on all aspects of these practices. Medical Economics is now part of […]

An Open Letter to ONC on Certification Program
Posted on July 26, 2011
An Open Letter to ONC regarding the Temporary Certification Program: Time for a Tweak One of the foundational elements of the CMS EHR Incentive Program is the use of certified EHR technology. On June 18, 2010 HHS issued a final rule to create a Temporary Certification Program “for purposes of testing and certifying health information […]

Next week’s post will include answers to questions on Meaningful Use Core Measure 14 & 15 and hospital incentive payouts.

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