June 18, 2013
The updated 2014 clinical quality measures (CQMs) for eligible professionals (EPs) are now available, as well as corresponding specifications for electronic reporting. CMS updates the specifications annually in order to ensure that specifications maintain alignment with current clinical guidelines, and remain relevant and actionable within the clinical care setting.
Beginning in 2014, the CQM specifications ...
June 18, 2013
As part of meaningful use Stage 2’s transition of care objective, measure #3 requires eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals/critical access hospitals (CAHs) to either:
Conduct one or more successful electronic exchanges of a summary of care document, with a recipient who has EHR technology designed by a different EHR technology developer than the sender’s.
Conduct one ...
June 14, 2013
July 3, 2013 is last day that eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) in their first year of participation of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program can begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Hospitals in their second and third years of participation must demonstrate meaningful use for the ...
June 10, 2013
If you have a practice manager or assistant who has helped you in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Incentive Program, pass this information along to that individual. This information is for your resources and if you would like to contact us with any questions or concerns, please give us a call ...
June 8, 2013
In mailboxes across the country, people with Medicare will soon see a redesigned statement of their claims for services and benefits that will help them better spot potential fraud, waste and abuse. These newly redesigned Medicare Summary Notices are just one more way the Obama Administration is making the elimination of fraud, waste and abuse ...
June 8, 2013
Changes to Stage 1 Measures
Beginning in 2013, there are several changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs’ Stage 1 meaningful use objectives, measures, and exclusions.
These changes took effect on October 1, 2012, for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs), and on January 1, 2013, for eligible professionals (EPs). Although ...
May 31, 2013
As a provider who treats Medicare patients, you should be aware that you will face payment adjustments to Medicare reimbursements starting in 2015 if you do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use in 2013. However, that’s not the only reason to move to meaningful use (MU) in 2013:
1. Meaningful use will help you prepare for a ...
May 22, 2013
More than half of America’s doctors have adopted electronic health records
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that more than half of all doctors and other eligible providers have received Medicare or Medicaid incentive payments for adopting or meaningfully using electronic health records (EHRs). HHS has met and exceeded its goal for 50 percent of doctor ...
May 22, 2013
July 3, 2013 is last day that eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) in their first year of participation of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program can begin their 90-day reporting period to demonstrate meaningful use for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Hospitals in their second and third years of participation must demonstrate meaningful use for ...
Resource Available for CAH II Physicians Eligible to Participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program
May 21, 2013
Physicians who assign their reimbursement and billing to a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) under Method II (CAH IIs) may participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program as eligible professionals.
CAH II physicians can begin participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program during the 2013 calendar year, and are eligible to earn a maximum of $39,000 during ...Older Posts»