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Is the Stage 3 Proposed Rule Too Aggressive? Industry Experts React

Gabriel Perna and Rajiv Leventhal
Are providers being asked to do too much? Industry stakeholders have weighed in on the CMS' proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use, expressing concern for aggressive benchmarks for patient engagement and HIE requirements.

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EXCLUSIVE SURVEY: Most Physicians Unhappy with the Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna and Rajiv Leventhal
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Doctors are not happy with the Stage 3 proposed rule, even though most say they can meet one of its major requirements, revealed a recent survey exclusively designed by Healthcare Informatics editors and conducted by QuantiaMD, a Waltham, Mass.-based social...

Premier Inc.’s Blair Childs on the Coming Revolution in Physician Payment Incentives

March 27, 2015     Mark Hagland
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One day after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would overhaul physician reimbursement under Medicare, Premier’s Blair Childs spoke with HCI Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland about the dramatic changes ahead in physician payment

RegionalCare, RelayHealth Partner for Unified Patient Records

March 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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RegionalCare Hospital Partners, based in Brentwood, Tenn., is partnering with the Emeryville, Calif.-based vendor RelayHealth to make patient records unified across its organizations.

BREAKING: House Passes SGR Repeal; Bill Moves to Senate

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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On Thursday morning, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would permanently repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which governs how physicians are reimbursed for Medicare.

MU Maintenance: Solving the Patient Engagement Pain Points

March 25, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
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When it comes to meeting MU requirements, it’s no secret that providers across the country have struggled with the patient engagement aspect of the mandate. One consultant offers strategies that could help and takes a look ahead to Stage 3.

Stage 3 Proposal Embraces Open API Movement

March 24, 2015     David Raths
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Although it rejected recommendations to limit Stage 3's focus to interoperability, CMS is looking to application programming interfaces to provide patients with access to their health information through third-party applications with more flexibility than...

Is the Stage 3 Proposed Rule Too Aggressive? Industry Experts React

March 23, 2015     Gabriel Perna and Rajiv Leventhal
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Are providers being asked to do too much? Industry stakeholders have weighed in on the CMS' proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use, expressing concern for aggressive benchmarks for patient engagement and HIE requirements.

Washington Debrief: Snapshot of Proposed Objectives for Stage 3

March 23, 2015     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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As MU has come under increased fire from stakeholders and Congress, the proposed rules for Stage 3 seek to raise the bar on interoperability and patient engagement, while looking for ways to streamline and simplify program participation. Whether or not these...

For U.S. Physicians, the Healthcare Policy Train Has Already Left the Station

March 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
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With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians

BREAKING: CMS Releases Stage 3 Proposed Rule

March 20, 2015     Gabriel Perna and David Raths
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

BREAKING NEWS ANALYSIS: SGR Repeal Legislation Would Replace Current Value-Based Program with Sweeping New MD Incentive Payment System

March 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
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A first analysis by Healthcare Informatics of the “SGR repeal” legislation introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on March 19 to repeal Medicare’s SGR formula for physician payment finds a proposal for sweeping changes in Medicare physician payment

Four out of Four Panelists Agree: Meaningful Use Needs Fixing

March 18, 2015     Gabriel Perna
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In the wake of a Congressional hearing on meaningful use, it’s clear that all industry stakeholders are in favor of adapting the program to address the issues of interoperability and innovation. How should this be done? One organization has already laid out some...