April 19, 2016
Did you miss visiting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at HIMSS16? You can find CMS session presentations available now on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.
CMS Educational Sessions at HIMSS16
Tuesday, March 1
CMS EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 through 2017 Overview (Session #26) – CMS hosted a session to provide an ...
April 7, 2016
The Office for the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology has issued a request for information for your thoughts on how to measure interoperability. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) sets an objective to achieve the widespread exchange of health information through the use of interoperable certified electronic health records and directs ...
April 6, 2016
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the 2016 annual update for electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for eligible hospitals and eligible professionals. Providers will use these updated measures to electronically report 2017 quality data for CMS quality reporting programs.
CMS updates the specifications annually to improve their alignment with current clinical guidelines ...
March 21, 2016
Groups can register to participate in the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Reporting Option (GPRO) via the Physician Value – Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System. PQRS GPRO is an option available to groups with 2 or more eligible professionals (EPs). Groups must meet the satisfactory reporting criteria through the PQRS GPRO ...
The Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline for All Providers is Now July 1, 2016
March 2, 2016
CMS is extending the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces burden on clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The new deadline for Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals is July 1, 2016. CMS is extending the deadline so providers have sufficient time to submit their ...
February 25, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the public health reporting objective for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. These include three new FAQs about when providers can register their intent to report to a registry, what a provider should do in ...
February 24, 2016
Lessons Learned: Reflections on CMS and the Successful Implementation of ICD-10
By CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt
It was early 2015 and we had just gotten through a second successful season with HealthCare.gov, the turnaround that originally brought me into government, when the articles and letters started flying on our next big implementation – one that would ...
February 23, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new frequently asked question (FAQ) that indicates providers who submit a hardship exception application may still attest to the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for the 2015 EHR Reporting Period.
FAQ #14357 – If I submit a hardship exception application ...
February 16, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently updated two FAQs that provide information on: 1) hospital-based eligible professionals� eligibility to receive incentive payments from the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, and 2) eligible hospitals� requirements for meeting the specialized registry objective. Please review the updated information below.
FAQ #2639 – Are ...
February 16, 2016
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), as part of a broad Core Quality Measures Collaborative of health care system participants, released seven sets of clinical quality measures (https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityMeasures/Core-Measures.html). These measures support multi-payer alignment, for the first time, on core measures primarily for physician quality ...Older Posts»