• May Quiz

    May 1, 2016

    What is the final year that an Eligible Provider can engage in MU and still earn the full incentive payment?

    a. 2015
    b. 2016
    c. 2018
    d. 2021


    Answer: b. 2016


    The current 2016 program year is the final year that an Eligible Provider (EP) can attest to Adopt, Implement or Upgrade (AIU) or Meaningful Use (MU) and still receive the ...
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  • January Quiz

    January 1, 2014

    When must an Eligible Provider (EP) or Eligible Hospital (EH) complete a Security Risk Analysis (SRA)?

    a)      One-time only for Stage 1 and Stage 2

    b)      After the EHR reporting period time frame

    c)       During each program year for Stage 1 and Stage 2

    d)      My practice does not need to complete an SRA


    Answer: c) During each program year ...
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  • Dr. John Venetos: Independent physician leads ACO

    December 11, 2013

    John Venetos, MD, has been an independent physician since 1989 and is not planning on changing that anytime soon. Specializing in gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Venetos sees patients in his office with the help of three office staff on Chicago’s North Side and works out of multiple hospitals. His passion for staying independent and competitive ...
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  • CHITREC Profile: Kathy Fitzgibbon

    November 6, 2013

    Kathy Fitzgibbon, RN,BSN,MS,CPHIT, a CHITREC Implementation Manager, has worked within the healthcare field for over 20 years. She has gained experience in many aspects from beginning her career as a registered nurse to currently helping providers adopt electronic medical records.  Having guided numerous providers through the Meaningful Use (MU) process, Kathy is an expert on ...
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  • Dr. Rogelio Liboon: Solo practitioner makes switch to EHR

    October 9, 2013

    Dr. Rogelio Liboon is a solo practitioner in the sense that he is often the sole person working in his office. Doing everything from patient intake to prepping exam rooms to seeing patients, Dr. Liboon is used to doing it all on his own. However, when it came to the adoption of electronic health ...
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  • Test your MU knowledge

    October 9, 2013

    If you submit a successful test to the immunization registry in year 1 of Stage 1 and engage with the immunization registry in year 2, but do not achieve ongoing submission of data to during your reporting period in year 1 or year 2, should you attest to the measure or the exclusion?

    a)    Measure
    b)    Exclusion

    If ...
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  • New This Week on

    August 25, 2013

    Google+ Hangout

    Looking ahead to next week, the Standards & Interoperability Framework will be Topic A for our chief scientist, Doug Fridsma, MD, who will be hosting a Google + hangout on Monday. Dr. Fridsma (@Fridsma) is set to discuss our work toward getting doctors, hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, testing facilities and everybody else in the ...
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  • New This Week on

    August 17, 2013

    August is halfway done, soon the leaves will be turning colors and – based on what we’ve seen in the stores, the Holidays will be upon us – and we’re not talking Halloween. Well, here at ONC, we’re still deep into health IT even if we need to wear a sweater in August here in ...
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  • New This Week on

    August 10, 2013

    New HIE resources on

    In that same vein (accelerating HIE) we have launched a new page on that tracks all the work in which ONC is engaged to help hospitals, doctors, labs, clinics and other providers exchange and use patient data in a meaningful way. The new page has numerous resources and links to More »

  • New FAQs on HIE and Public Health Measure Requirements for MU

    August 9, 2013

    To keep you updated with information on the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, CMS has recently added five new FAQs and an updated FAQ to the CMS FAQ system. We encourage you to stay informed by taking a few minutes to review the new information below.

    New FAQs:

    Can a state capture ...
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