November 3, 2014
If you are a provider participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, conducting or reviewing a security risk analysis is required to meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 of meaningful use. This meaningful use objective complements, but does not impose new or expanded requirements on the HIPAA Security Rule.
How This Objective Improves Care
November 3, 2014
New policies focus on value, improve how care is provided, and increase transparency of information on quality
October 31, 2014
WASHINGTON – Over the past several days, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final rules outlining how Medicare will pay major health care providers and suppliers in 2015. Important provisions of the Affordable Care ...
CHITREC Executive Director and Northwestern Team Linking Electronic Health Records Across Chicagoland
October 8, 2014
CHITREC’s Abel Kho, MD and his team of researchers at Northwestern University are collaborating with other Chicago area institutions to address the lack of scientific evidence needed to support healthcare decisions made by patients and their doctors.
They are creating the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN), a city-wide system of electronic health ...
October 7, 2014
CMS reopened the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to avoid the 2015 Medicare payment adjustments for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). The new deadline is 11:59 PM EST November 30, 2014.
Eligible professionals and eligible hospitals that have never met meaningful use ...
October 6, 2014
CMS is pleased to announce that the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and 2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program feedback reports are now available for eligible professionals who submitted quality data on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B services between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
Individual eligible professionals who submitted 2013 PQRS data, ...
October 6, 2014
Wednesday, November 5; 1:30-3pm ET
To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early.
The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015,as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10.
During the MLN Connects™ ...
October 1, 2014
CHITREC is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Rakotz, MD of Northwestern Medical Group will be joining the ONC’s Fall 2014 Health IT Fellows class.
Health IT Fellows are are an elite group of Meaningful Use Vanguards (MUVers), empowered to be an active voice in their community and on a national level. They are nominated and ...
September 30, 2014
On September 30, 2014, CMS released two new announcements pertaining to the Medicare Incentive Program:
Stage 2 Flexibility – Certified EHR technology or CEHRT Flexibility Options will be available mid-October 2014. The rule will allow Eligible Providers to: use 2011 or 2014 Edition CEHRT or a combination, attest in 2014 to either Stage 1 or Stage ...
September 15, 2014
CMS released a final rule granting flexibility to providers who are unable to fully implement 2014 Edition Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) for an EHR reporting period in 2014 due to delays in 2014 CEHRT availability.
Eligible Providers (EPs) can use the 2011 Edition CEHRT or a combination of 2011 and 2014 Edition CEHRT ...
September 10, 2014
Two CHITREC webinars will highlight special HIT topics:
Improving Your Practice Through EHR Optimization
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