The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched eHealth University, a Web portal dedicated to helping industry stakeholders understand and comply with mandated health information technology initiatives.

These include the electronic health records meaningful use program, ICD-10 implementation, quality measurement, new payment models, HIPAA privacy and security rules, and administrative simplification including HIPAA operating rules.

The goal is to exchange knowledge and to change practices as stakeholders implement major elements of the Affordable Care Act, said Robert Tagalicod, director of the CMS Office of E-Health Standards and Services. He spoke during a presentation at HIMSS14.

The content includes checklists, fact sheets, videos and Web seminars at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. For instance, the beginner level of meaningful use introduces the Medicare and Medicaid EHR programs with checklists for each. The intermediate level includes a special guide on Stage 2 for eligible professionals, a security risk analysis tip sheet, and an overview of audits and payment adjustments. The advanced level offers a Stage 2 data sharing tip sheet.

More information is available here.


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