Tag Archive: Medicaid

  • CHITREC to participate in project to link patients to community resources

    June 6, 2012

    CHITREC will partner with the University of Chicago on a new project aimed at providing better information to patients about healthcare resources in their communities.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $5.9 million to a University of Chicago Medicine-led program called CommunityRx, a system to be managed by the South Side Health ...
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  • National agencies propose rules for Stage 2 Meaningful Use

    February 24, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week the next steps for providers who are using electronic health record (EHR) technology and receiving incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid. These proposed rules, from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), ...
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  • HIMSS Study, Fewer Hospitals Qualify for Digital Funds

    November 7, 2011

    Though hospitals are eligible for billions of dollars in federal stimulus money to bring their facilities into the digital age to save money and improve the quality of health care, just one in 10 is ready to meet government standards to qualify for the funds, a new analysis shows.

    A study by the Healthcare Information and ...
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  • Limited Legal EHR Protection

    October 28, 2011

    Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) has introduced legislation that if enacted would grant limited legal protection to Medicare and Medicaid providers in the event of an error that occurs while using electronic health records.
    “The Safeguarding Access for Every Medicare Patient Act,” H.R. 3239, would limit electronic discovery in a legal action to information related to the ...
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  • Medicare Distributes $75 Million in Meaningful Use Incentive Payments

    June 2, 2011

    On Thursday, May 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that $75 million had been distributed to providers for participation in the Medicare Meaningful Use incentive program.  Over 300 providers successfully attested to complying with all Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements for a consecutive 90 day reporting period.  Medicare payments will continue on a ...
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