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BREAKING: President Obama Signs SGR Repeal Legislation, Shifting Medicare Physician Payment Incentives

Mark Hagland
On Apr. 16, President Obama signed into law a bill that repeals the long-problematic SGR formula for Medicare physician reimbursement, and ushers in a new era in value-based physician payment

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MGMA Pushes CMS to Extend MU Reporting Period

September 1, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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After pushing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to publish final rule for the modifications to the meaningful use program from 2015-2017, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is now asking the feds to extend the 2015 reporting period into...

A Mission to Become Paperless: How a Single Doc Dermatology Office is Making it Happen

August 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Most small practices don’t have the mindset to become paperless from the get-go. In Austin, Tx.-however, a jack-of-all-trades practice manager has made that ambition become a reality for a dermatology office.

Can Healthcare IT Leaders Beat the Expectations Game with Good Governance?

August 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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Good governance, industry leaders participating in a panel at iHT2-Seattle agreed, naturally emerges out of strategic vision-driven clarity in every organization

Black Book: EHR Satisfaction Growing Among Large Physician Practices

August 20, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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There appears to be a shift upward in physician experience across the large practice and clinic sector when it comes to electronic health record (EHR) satisfaction, according to an annual survey by Black Book Market Research.

More Industry Groups Urge HHS to Publish Final Rule for MU Modifications

August 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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For the second time in recent weeks, multiple healthcare industry groups have written a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urging the department to issue a final rule for the modifications to the meaningful use program from 2015-...

Washington Debrief: IPPS Final Rule Includes Reporting Period Changes, eCQM Submission in 2016

August 10, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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CMS has issued its hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule for fiscal year 2016, which will increase rates by 0.9 percent after accounting for inflation and other adjustments required by law.

Senior Healthcare Consultant on MU: Providers Need More Breathing Room

August 7, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In recent weeks, it has become clear the health IT industry wants answers regarding the meaningful use program. Jason Fortin, senior advisor at Impact Advisors, breaks down what is in store for the program and if providers will ultimately get what they want.

Washington Debrief: Flex-IT Bill Makes Series of Meaningful Use Program Changes

August 4, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) introduced legislation last week that makes a series of substantial improvements to the Meaningful Use Program, including a delay in the release Stage 3 rules.

CHIME Pushes Congress to Address Stage 3 Meaningful Use Problems

August 3, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
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CHIME interim vice president of public policy Leslie Krigstein speaks with HCI’s Mark Hagland about the complex set of issues the association is hoping to get Congress to address around Stage 3 of meaningful use and interoperability

Industry Groups Urge Feds to Publish Final MU Modifications

August 3, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Several healthcare stakeholder organizations have written a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urging the department to publish the final rule for the modifications to the meaningful use program from 2015-2017.

Sharing More Than Just Data

August 3, 2015   |  David Raths
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At the HL7 Genomics meeting in Washington, D.C., last month, Intermountain Healthcare Chief Medical Informatics Officer Stan Huff, M.D., made a compelling argument for the nonprofit Health Services Platform Consortium as an approach that would allow for the...

AMA Backs Legislation to Delay MU Stage 3

July 30, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The American Medical Association (AMA) is backing new legislation introduced intro Congress that aims to address many of the problems U.S. physicians have with the meaningful use program.