Register for the National Provider Call on March 18 to Learn About Reporting Once for 2014 Medicare Quality Reporting Programs
March 10, 2014
Join CMS on March 18 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm ET for a National Provider Call about reporting across Medicare quality reporting programs in 2014.
This call will provide an overview of how to report across various 2014 Medicare quality reporting programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive ...
February 26, 2014
The new release of the Illinois Electronic Health Record Medicaid Incentive Program (eMIPP) system will be deployed on March 28, 2014. Providers should expect an outage from 6:00 PM to Midnight on the 28th. The deadline to attest is March 31, 2014, so please plan ahead in order to avoid unexpected delays.
February 19, 2014
The ONC is proud to announce the selection of 15 provider and administrator champions to join the Health IT Fellows Program. The new fellows join CHITREC’s Timothy Long, MD, chief clinical officer of Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, who became a Health IT Fellow in fall 2013.
This class will ...
February 7, 2014
CMS is extending the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2013 reporting year from 11:59 pm ET on February 28, 2014 to 11:59 pm ET March 31, 2014.
In addition, CMS is offering assistance to eligible hospitals who may have experienced difficulty attesting to submit their attestation ...
January 27, 2014
Providers Caring for Patients in Underserved Communities Connect to ILHIE
CHICAGO – The Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) has successfully connected Near North Health Service Corporation, Erie Family Health Center, Heartland Health Outreach, Howard Brown Health Center and PCC Wellness to its electronic health records exchange service, ILHIE Connect. These innovative providers are paving the ...
January 27, 2014
On January 15, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that Streetlights Project was the first place winner of its News Challenge for ideas focused on unlocking the power of health data. CHITREC Executive Director Abel Kho leads the Streetlights project, which aims to use data to improve the health of communities.
Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Healthcare Research Coalition Awarded $7 Million to Battle Chronic Illnesses
December 18, 2013
CHICAGO, December 17, 2013 – Governor Quinn today announced that a coalition of 20 health and hospital organizations from Illinois has been awarded an 18-month, $7million federal award to establish a clinical data research network (CDRN). Awarded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the coalition will be part of a larger national network that ...
December 9, 2013
On Friday, December 6, CMS and the Office of National Coordinator proposed a new meaningful use timeline that will allow providers to focus on the successful implementation of Stage 2 and use data from this interoperability and patient engagement stage to inform policy decisions for Stage 3.
Stage 2 will be extended through 2016 and Stage ...
November 25, 2013
There are two methods you can use to enter meaningful use data in the EHR Medicaid Incentive Payment Program (eMIPP) attestation system:
1) Enter and submit the data directly on the website’s forms.
2) Download a PDF template to your computer to complete and upload. This method allows entry of MU data off-line and at your convenience. ...
November 19, 2013
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has contracted with CHITREC to provide education and outreach for the Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. As part of the grant, we are staffing a help desk to assist providers with all types of questions about the program. Call 1-855-MU-HELP-1 (855-684-3571) Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Technical ...Older Posts»