The six GOP senators who called for a "reboot" of the Meaningful Use program in 2013 have drafted legislation to "improve" the program and are asking the Health and Human Services Department for technical assistance on the effort.
Stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry shared mixed feelings on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services attempt to overhaul the Meaningful Use program for doctors via proposed rules implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 unveiled Wednesday.
Speaking at the World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston this week, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, acknowledged that regulators have over-burdened physicians but was hopeful new value-based payment systems being developed will better align payments with clinical practice, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
The new final Medicaid and CHIP managed care rule does not change Meaningful Use, data exchange and health IT requirements, despite commenters' requests to do so.
Interoperability of health information and connectivity between patients, clinicians, hospitals, health insurers and others are foundational elements for a national system of evidence generation for clinical decision research, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is soliciting comments from hospitals and others regarding creating a new electronic health record measure on the use of antipsychotics in older adults in an inpatient hospital setting.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, on a webinar Thursday, laid out IT requirements for practices and vendors looking to participate in the agency's Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, announced earlier this month.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will publish 2015 open payments data from group purchasing organizations and self-insured businesses to physicians, teaching hospitals and other providers on June 30.
Technology will play a big role in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' massive multi-payer initiative to boost primary care quality, which was announced Monday.
In their responses to the newly announced Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) Initiative, major industry groups are positive about the general direction, though some still worry about implementation details.