In this National Provider Call CMS subject matter experts provide a brief overview on claims-based reporting for both the Physician Quality Reporting System … Video Rating: 2 / 5 This short video demonstrates how you can use the Medicare Plan Finder online tool on Medicare.gov to view and compare your Medicare health and drug plan […]
An overview of the Medicare Shared Savings Program by John Pilotte, Director of the Performance-Based Payment Policy Group at CMS, followed by a question and…
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In this National Provider Call on the “2012 Electronic Prescribing Payment Adjustment & Self Nomination Process”, CMS subject matter experts provide a brief … La enfermedad cardíaca es la causa principal de muerte en los Estados Unidos. La iniciativa “Million Hearts” fue lanzada en 2011 con el propósito de prevenir… Video Rating: 5 / 5
Elizabeth Holland is director, HIT Initiatives Group, Office of e-Health Standards and Services for CMS. Describe the scope and process for the Meaningful Use audits for hospitals and EPs.
The following is a guest post by Michael Gleeson, Senior VP of Product Strategy for Arcadia Solutions. Michael Gleeson Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have a reputation for slowing down practices and increasing time, cost and overall productivity of a physician’s office or hospital system.
Keith Figlioli is senior vice president of healthcare informatics of Premier of Charlotte, NC. Give me some background about yourself and your job. I’m the senior vice president of healthcare informatics at Premier
EHR Provider Sevocity has analyzed the December 2012 CMS report EP Recipients of Medicare EHR Incentive Program Payments to determine which Menu Objectives were most often selected by providers attesting to Meaningful Use under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. To qualify for an EHR incentive payment under the program, eligible providers must attest to 15 Core Objectives and select 5 of 10 possible Menu Objectives. Sevocity analyzed the results of the 117,285 eligible providers on the December 2012 report to determine which Menu objectives were most often selected by attesting providers. The most popular Menu objective was “Implement Drug Formulary Checks” with almost 85% of providers electing this as one of their 5 Menu items. This was followed by “Generate lists of patients by specific conditions to use for quality improvement, reduction of disparities, research, or outreach” with over 74% of providers electing the objective. The least often-selected menu objective was “Summary Care Record for Transition of Care” with less than 16% of providers electing this objective. “Because most of the Stage 1 Menu objectives become Core objectives with Stage 2, it is important to understand those items which may currently be the most difficult for providers to achieve,” stated Elaine Mendoza, President and CEO of Sevocity. “Understanding these trends will help EHR vendors work closely with customers and offer training and other support to ease their path to Stage 2.” Sevocity has created a free White Paper titled Selecting Your Stage 1 Meaningful Use Menu Objectives containing information to help practices determine which Menu objectives they may wish to target for Stage 1. The White Paper also includes the statistics for all of the Menu objectives from the December 2012 Medicare EHR incentive payment report. You can learn more about the whitepaper at the Sevocity Website .
A former patient of Florida's Adventist Health System has filed a lawsuit against the provider for failing to protect patient data contained in its electronic health record system. read more
Today’s EHR and HIT News focuses on customer acquistion news with updates from Royal Solutions Group, eClinicalWorks and Perceptive Software. There is also an announcement of a group of cloud based services that can help achieve meaningful use from Evolve Exchange.