The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed a new timeline for the implementation of meaningful use.
It’s not too early to start learning about Meaningful Use Stage 2, test your basic knowledge by taking this quiz.
Healthcare.gov was “experiencing technical difficulties” again yesterday, but the system is up now. Thirty days after it went live, the Federal insurance marketplace, the flagship of Obamacare, is still hopelessly broken
Amid the abundant (and yet unanswered) pleas from all quarters to extend or delay Stage 2 comes some potential good news about the scheduling of Meaningful Use Stage 3: It’s becoming clearer and clearer that Stage 3 won’t start for anyone before 2017—at the earliest.
Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center in Bandon, OR could potentially gain as much as $1 million in reimbursement for attesting to Meaningful Use Stage 1, The World reports.
This is EHR survival of the fittest and only well designed EHRs will survive. Did you choose a survivor or, better yet, a thriver?
What more evidence does CMS need to prove that physicians simply find meaningful use too complex, too time-consuming, and too costly?
In a letter addressed to Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, 17 senators lead by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) pushing for a one year extension to the Stage 2 meaningful use timeline for providers.
75 percent of hospitals anticipated that their organization would qualify for Meaningful Use stage 2 incentives in 2014, according to recent HIMSS Analytics report.
The meaningful use train is simply moving too fast, and the future success of the program depends on an application of the brakes.
This commentary was initially posted on Healthcare Standards and is reposted here with permission of the author. I write this post after reading Margalit Gur-Arie’s excellent post on Alternative Health IT.
Clinical summaries is one of the biggest barriers to achieving meaningful use for providers. In CareCloud’s “Barriers to Meaningful Use” series
It’s that time of year again when Meaningful Use conversations heat up because all sorts of deadlines are approaching, and as expected, nobody is ready.
On August 26th, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of more than 50 consumer, patient and labor organizations published an evidence-based action plan for leveraging meaningful use stage 3 to reduce health disparities.
MGMA express concerns that the current “all or nothing” approach to achieving meaningful use may prove to be problematic for providers to meet Stage 2 requirements.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 110,600 family physicians and medical students nationwide and its Center for Health Information Technology
Dr. Farzad Mostashari announced on Tuesday that he will be stepping down from the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology post after four years this fall.
Despite increasing concerns over the meaningful use drop out rate, $15.5 billion in EHR incentive payments has been made to eligible providers and hospitals in the program totaling 309,802 since 2011.
To clearly address the meaningful use dropout rate and ensure the ongoing success of meaningful use, the government must reduce the program’s complexity.
A recent poll of industry insiders predict that the majority of EHR vendors will fail to sustain operations by the time Meaningful Use stage 3 is fully implemented,