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Medicare EPs Must Attest by February 28 to Receive 2013 Incentive

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jan 29, 2014 8:45:00 AM

EHR, Meaningful UseIf you are an eligible professional (EP), the last day you can register and attest to demonstrating meaningful use for the 2013 Medicare EHR Incentive Program is February 28, 2014. You must successfully attest by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 28 to receive an incentive payment for your 2013 participation.

You must attest to demonstrating meaningful use every year to receive an incentive and avoid a payment adjustment.

Medicaid Eligible Professionals
EPs participating in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program need to refer to their state deadlines for attestation information.

Payment Adjustments
Payment adjustments for EPs will be applied beginning January 1, 2015, to Medicare participants that have not successfully demonstrated meaningful use. The adjustment is determined by your reporting period in a prior year. For more information, visit the payment adjustment tipsheet for EPs.

If you are only eligible to participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, you are not subject to these payment adjustments.

Topics: EHR, Meaningful Use, Medicare, Eligible Providers

Infographic: Realizing the Value of Health IT

Posted by Matthew Smith on Aug 1, 2013 11:56:00 AM

Health IT, HIT, H.I.T.

The value of health information technology is demonstrated in many ways.  Many organization are seeing the positive influence HIT can bring to their health system.

For instance, El Camino Hospital dropped readmission rates by 25% by combining the use of data analytics and telecommunications.  

The infographic created by HIMSS highlights the five kinds of values health IT creates for patients, healthcare providers and communities:

  1. Satisfaction
  2. Treatment/Clinical
  3. Electronic Information/Data
  4. Prevention/Patient Education
  5. Savings

Topics: EHR, EMR, Meaningful Use, CMS, HIT, HealthIT, ONC, HITECH, Eligible Providers

Infographic: Federal Health IT Activity

Posted by Matthew Smith on Jun 14, 2013 3:50:00 PM

HealthIT, Infographic, Health DirectionsFrom electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchange, ICD-10 conversion, meaningful use mandates to data privacy and security regulations, healthcare organizations are slowly, but surely, making headway in implementing many different initiatives.

The opening months of 2013 saw the federal government offer providers a number of resources to ease the strain of new technology and workflow adoption, as well as implementing legislative measures to keep IT leaders accountable to policy.

This infographic summarizes what resources are available--from tools to improve HIE and meaningful use audits, to the final installment of the HIPAA omnibus rule and updated certification standards for EHRs. 

Federal Health IT initiatives 2013

Topics: EHR, EMR, Meaningful Use, CMS, HIT, HealthIT, ONC, HITECH, Eligible Providers

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