Category Archives: Health Information Technology: Meaningful Use

American Medical Association: Action Kit on MACRA Proposed Rule

The American Medical Association (AMA) has published an “Action Kit” summarizing the proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and highlighting its preliminary comments and recommendations for changes to the proposed rule. Among the issues that the … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Additional Resources on MACRA Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made available two additional resources about its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).  The first resource is a set of slides describing the proposed rule. Link to Original … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Fact Sheet on MACRA Proposed Regulations

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published this useful summary of its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA): Link to Original Source

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Proposed Rule to Implement Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its much-anticipated proposed rule to implement the Medicare Access and Childrens’ Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate formula for how fee-for-service or traditional Medicare … Continue reading

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National Center for Health Statistics: Adoption of Certified Electronic Health Record Systems in Physician Offices, 2014

The National Center for Health Statistics has published this data brief reporting results from the 2014 National Electronic Health Records Survey, highlighting the increasing adoption of certified electronic health record (EHR) systems and electronic information sharing by physician practices. As … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Office of National Coordinator for Health IT Issue Final Rules for Stage 3 Meaningful Use and Health IT Certification

UPDATED: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a final rule for the Stage 3 requirements for the meaningful use of certified EHRs for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments and … Continue reading

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Office of National Coordinator for Health IT: Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has published its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020.  As expected, the Strategic Plan shifts its focus away from the 2009 Health Information … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Request for Information on MACRA Implementation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued this Request for Information about implementation requirements for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) enacted in April 2015.  MACRA repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fee schedule for … Continue reading

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Send Comment to CMS by September 8 to Support Race and Ethnicity Data Stratification in Medicare Physician Quality Reporting

BACKGROUND The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are seeking public comments on whether physician quality measures from the Physician Quality Reporting System and on the Physician Compare web site should be reported and stratified by patients’ race, ethnicity, … Continue reading

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Office of National Coordinator for Health IT: Disparities in Individuals’ Access to and Use of Health IT

This data brief from the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology reports on data from a national survey regarding patients’ access and use of health information technology (IT).  Among the Stage 2 requirements for meaningful use of certified electronic … Continue reading

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