With MACRA Rule, What’s Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

With MACRA, What's Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

Editor's Note: Michael Nusimow is the CEO and Co-founder of drchrono, an EHR, practice management, medical billing and healthcare API platform that focuses on iPad, iPhone and web.  Michael has been working in information technology for over 15 years and implemented components of the Bloomberg Terminal, used by customers worldwide. Despite all of the changes happening in healthcare legislation over the past few years, 2017 is not looking any easier. It is easy to get confused with the
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What Is the Value Proposition of Adopting A Behavioral Health EHR?

EHR Inteoperability

Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. She currently serves as the Director of Industry Relations at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere SystemsNo, there is no Meaningful Use for behavioral health hospitals, and yes, some mental health clinicians
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Consumer Group Urges CMS to Maintain Meaningful Use Stage 2 & 3 Rules

Debra L. Ness- meaningful use stage 2 delays

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) is urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to maintain robust objectives and measures that promote health information access and exchange between patients and eligible hospitals. In comments submitted today on proposed modifications to the rules governing Stages 2 and 3 of the Electronic Health Record Incentive (Meaningful Use) program, CPeH notes that measures designed to give individuals access to their health information and
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How CMS’ Proposed Meaningful Use Changes Would Reduce Stage 2 & 3 Burdens on Providers

Meaningful Use Stage 3: 8 Key Questions for Physicians

Editor's Note: Thomas Grove is a Principal of Consulting and Compliance Services at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems. As a healthcare management executive with 20+ years of experience, Thomas has extensive expertise in strategic assessments and planning, revenue cycle management, and process improvement.Early in July, CMS released a new set of proposed rules to modify Meaningful Use. If all goes well through the comment period and final updates, by fall we will see many
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Senate REBOOT Members Introduces Legislation to Improve Meaningful Use

Senate Health Committee Introduce Bill to Help FDA, NIH Attract Top Talent

On Thursday, Senate REBOOT members introduced the EHR Regulatory Relief Act (S. 3173), legislation that would provide regulatory flexibility and hardship relief to providers and hospitals operating under the meaningful use program.  EHR Regulatory Relief Act Legislation OverviewRegulatory flexibility is necessary to help hospitals and medical providers focus on transitioning into the new, patient-focused payment policies created by Congress by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of
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In-Depth: Paper to EHR Journey of 3 Behavioral Health Providers

EHRs Meaningful Use Stage 3_Ambulatory EHR_Specialty-Driven EHRs

Editor’s Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations — with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. She currently serves as the Director of Industry Relations at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems In the public mind, the needs of the mentally ill and addicted have always taken a backseat to those of
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Is CMS Efforts Enough to Transform Rural Healthcare?

Rural Healthcare

Imagine you’re living in Brooklyn and you have a medical emergency. If the hospital nearest you, say Lutheran Medical Center, were to close, you could go to Maimonides or New York Methodist a short taxi or ambulance ride away. Now, let’s say you’re badly injured and you live outside rural Tulare, California, in one of the most productive agricultural counties in the U.S. If Tulare Regional Medical Center went away, you might have to life flight to Bakersfield, Los Angeles or the Bay Area.
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New Crossroads: Interoperability, Meaningful Use, Transformation, and Our Future

D'Arcy Guerin Gue

Editor's Note: D’Arcy Guerin Gue is a co-founder of Phoenix, with over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, IT services, knowledge leadership, and industry  relations —  with a special focus on patient engagement and federal compliance issues. She currently serves as the Director of Industry Relations at Phoenix Health Systems, a division of Medsphere Systems Interoperability. Achieving it is a predominant theme in healthcare today, and a priority agenda
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Interoperability: The Key to Uniting Healthcare’s Walled Gardens

EHR Inteoperability

Editor's Note:  Aashima Gupta is the VP of  Healthcare Digital Transformation at Apigee leading provider of API technology and services for enterprises and developers. In her current role she is driving strategy and execution for the healthcare vertical at a API and analytics startup. I still struggle to get simple, ubiquitous access to my health records. Trying to get my health history every time I see a specialist, giving my doctor to access my lab records, and even the extraordinarily
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Meaningful Use Is Dead, Long Live Something Better!

Meaningful Use Is Dead, Long Live Something Better!

At the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Mr. Andrew Slavitt, acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS),announced on January 11th that “The meaningful use program as it has existed will now effectively be over, and replaced with something better”, and later clarified on Twitter that:  https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/686718314517663744 Meaningful Use is dead. Just like that. No apologies. No nothing. As someone who’s been lamenting
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