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October 3rd is Last Day for 1st-year Medicare EPs to Begin a 2014 Reporting Period

National Health IT Week is September 15-19, 2014. CMS will mark the week by hosting several webinars and launching new resources on eHealth University that help providers participate in eHealth programs. For the latest news and updates on CMS’ Health IT activities, visit the CMS eHealth website. CMS wants to make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to receive [...]

October 3rd is Last Day for 1st-year Medicare EPs to Begin a 2014 Reporting Period 2017-01-20T15:49:06+00:00

Learn More about Patient Electronic Access Requirements

If you are an eligible professional participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, you will be required to meet Patient Electronic Access measures. Patients’ access to their EHRs can help them make more informed decisions about their health care and improve efficiencies in health care delivery. In order to meet 2014 Stage 1 requirements, you must provide [...]

Learn More about Patient Electronic Access Requirements 2017-01-20T15:49:08+00:00

Broadband Access: Find Out What Exclusions and Hardship Exceptions May Apply

CMS offers exclusions and hardship exceptions for eligible professionals who face challenges in meeting meaningful use objectives that require that they and their patients have broadband access and Internet connectivity. Patients’ Access to Broadband The Secure Electronic Messaging measure for eligible professionals and the second measure for the Patient Electronic Access objective for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals/CAHs require [...]

Broadband Access: Find Out What Exclusions and Hardship Exceptions May Apply 2017-01-20T15:49:08+00:00

Eligible Professionals: EHR Hardship Exception Applications Due July 1, 2014

By CMS...... Eligible Professionals: EHR Hardship Exception Applications Due July 1, 2014 Eligible professionals can now use CMS’ new interactive tool to help determine if they will avoid upcoming 2015 and 2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program payment adjustments by demonstrating meaningful use, or if they should apply for a hardship exception. If an eligible professional [...]

Eligible Professionals: EHR Hardship Exception Applications Due July 1, 2014 2014-06-18T12:19:54+00:00

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2014; and Health Information Technology: Revisions to the Certified EHR Technology Definition

Read full article at Federal Register A. Proposed Changes to Meaningful Use Stage Timeline and the Use of CEHRT 1. Reporting in 2014 We are revisiting some of the requirements for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for 2014. Many EHR vendors have indicated, through letters to CMS, public forums and listening sessions, survey [...]

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Modifications to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs for 2014; and Health Information Technology: Revisions to the Certified EHR Technology Definition 2017-01-20T15:49:08+00:00

Learn About the Special EHR Reporting Periods for Eligible Professionals in 2014

If you are an eligible professional, make sure you are aware of the special reporting periods for submitting meaningful use measures in 2014. Meaningful Use Reporting for Medicare and Medicaid Eligible Professionals You only need to demonstrate meaningful use for a three-month, or 90-day, reporting period, regardless if you are demonstrating Stage 1 or Stage [...]

Learn About the Special EHR Reporting Periods for Eligible Professionals in 2014 2014-05-20T23:17:34+00:00

CMS and ONC Release NPRM Allowing CEHRT Flexibility and Extending Stage 2

Article by CMS.... Today, CMS and ONC released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would allow providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs to use the 2011 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for calendar and fiscal year 2014. The NPRM will grant flexibility to providers who are experiencing difficulties fully implementing [...]

CMS and ONC Release NPRM Allowing CEHRT Flexibility and Extending Stage 2 2014-05-20T22:33:20+00:00

New EHR Incentive Programs Tipsheet for Eligible Professionals Practicing in Multiple Locations

Articel By CMS..... Are you an eligible professional practicing in multiple locations? Review the new Multiple Locations Tipsheet for information on how to successfully demonstrate meaningful use in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The tipsheet includes guidance on determining if a location is equipped with certified EHR technology, calculating patient encounters, and what [...]

New EHR Incentive Programs Tipsheet for Eligible Professionals Practicing in Multiple Locations 2014-04-23T08:58:28+00:00

Eligible Professionals Must Start Medicare EHR Participation in 2014 to Earn Incentives

Article by CMS...... Important Medicare Deadline Approaching for Eligible Professionals If you are an eligible professional for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, 2014 is the last year you can start participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in order to receive incentive payments. Eligible professionals who begin participation in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program after [...]

Eligible Professionals Must Start Medicare EHR Participation in 2014 to Earn Incentives 2014-04-23T08:38:34+00:00

Eligible Professionals: Review Changes in Stage 1 Meaningful Use Criteria that Begin in 2014

Article by CMS...... Are you a Medicare eligible professional who is participating or planning to participate in Stage 1 of the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Program this year? The Stage 2 rule for meaningful use included changes to Stage 1 requirements that took effect on January 1, 2014. These changes include: Record and Chart [...]

Eligible Professionals: Review Changes in Stage 1 Meaningful Use Criteria that Begin in 2014 2014-04-23T08:29:03+00:00