Despite calling the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recent announcement of increased flexibility for hardship exemptions in relation to Meaningful Use Stage 2 "vital relief" for hospital CIOs, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives President and CEO Russell Branzell says that many concerns still remain.
It's not surprising that less than a month after the first indictment of a former hospital executive for false attestation to Meaningful Use that a House Committee has asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servces and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General to justify how well they're policing the payments to providers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT have released two additional draft electronic clinical quality measures (CQMs) for review, download, testing and public comment.
The indictment of a former hospital chief financial officer for false Meaningful Use attestation has prompted a Congressional committee to probe deeper into how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services screens providers before doling out incentive dollars.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 will go on as planned with no further extensions, but Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced that the agency would be more flexible about providing hardship exemptions for providers and vendors truly struggling to meet the incentive program's requirements.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 will go on as planned with no further delays or extensions, but Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced Thursday at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla., that the agency would be flexible about providing "hardship exemptions" for providers and vendors truly struggling to meet the requirements.
For providers participating in the Meaningful Use Incentive program, as well as for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2014 will be an important year, according to Elizabeth Holland (pictured), director of the Health IT Initiatives Group at CMS.
Accountable care organizations have had varied success with diabetes and heart disease patients, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of Medicare data.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday announced that it will offer "end-to-end" ICD-10 testing for a "small sample group of providers" this summer.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a notice of its plan to create a centralized database to help providers determine if public health agencies and registries' readiness to receive patient data from certified electronic health record technology.