According to the latest figures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the EHR incentive program has exceeded its total estimated payout of $22.5 billion.
Lack of infrastructure and unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances are not the only criteria the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will consider in granting hardship exemptions to health care providers who are struggling to comply with Stage 2 EHR meaningful use requirements.
Most people have heard the phrase people are our most valuable resource. But is this really true? And assuming that it is do most businesses act on this truth?
By bundling all costs for the surgery under one negotiated price and offering expertise that lowers the odds of complications, the Cleveland Clinic gave Bumbaugh and his employer a better deal than the hospital close to his home.
ICD-10 expert John Berman of RelayHealth says Medicare acknowledgement testing of ICD-10 was the easy part with end-to-end testing on the horizon.
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would establish new guidelines for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by addressing the so-called two midnight rule issued last year by CMS.
Republican Senators are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for details on its new plan to grant hardship exemptions to health care providers who are struggling to comply with Stage 2 EHR meaningful use requirements.
The projected Department of Health and Human Services information technology budget will decrease by more than 10 percent next year under President Obama's spending plan sent to Congress.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services came under fire at a congressional hearing held March 4 on Medicare's continuing problems in combating waste, fraud and abuse.
A year ago, a group of major health insurers committed to streamlining the coordination of benefits process. Now, they have gone live on a patient registry to offer automated identification of patients eligible for health coverage under more than one plan, and which plan pays first.
Congress has until March 31 to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that calls for an almost 24 percent cut in Medicare payments this year, according to congressional staffers who were panelists at HIMSS14.
Two veteran industry stakeholder organizations--the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission--are teaming to develop an accreditation program for physician practice management systems.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday at HIMSS14 the availability of hardship exemptions for compliance with Stage 2 electronic health records meaningful use requirements during 2014. Further, Stage 3 ambitions may be scaled back somewhat, as officials acknowledge the regulatory burdens that providers have with meaningful use, ICD-10 and health care reform.
As federal officials descend on HIMSS14 to talk up Stage 2 of the electronic health records meaningful use program, 48 provider associations and societies are reminding the feds that Stage 2 is in trouble.
Did you know that there are 36 milestone dates to remember with the electronic health records meaningful use program between January 2014 and December 2016?