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ONC Releases Draft National Interoperability Roadmap

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) released its draft National Interoperability Roadmap and associated Standards Advisory today for public comment. The Roadmap builds upon ONC’s… 92 more words


CMS Expected to Propose a 90-Day EHR Reporting Period for 2015 Meaningful Users

Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its intent to propose additional regulatory changes via a separate rulemaking from the imminent “Stage 3” EHR Incentive Program (“meaningful use”) rulemaking. 265 more words


ACR Requests Information on EHR Technology Data Sharing Costs and ‘Information Blocking’

A s part of last month’s FY 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act efforts, Congress directed the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) to decertify products that “proactively block the sharing of information” and to report back to Congress on the extent of the problem, including an estimate of the number of vendors, hospitals, or providers who “block information.” An example of “blocking information” could be when a hospital or EHR vendor prohibits, discourages, or excessively charges for appropriate and secure exchange between referring providers’ systems and those of unaffiliated radiology practices. 143 more words


ICD-10 - Let's keep moving forward

In about 8 months, every meaningful use physician and health care organization will be expected to be ICD-10 compliant. There’s been much controversy over this, as physicians don’t seem to be ready for the change. 513 more words

ACR Releases New Pocket Guide to Meaningful Use in 2015

The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently released “ACR’s Pocket Guide to Meaningful Use (MU) in 2015,” a three-page overview of Medicare EHR Incentive Program requirements for radiologists. 121 more words


White House Reviewing CMS and ONC Proposed Rules to Update the EHR Incentive Program and HIT Certification Requirements

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) submitted proposed rules to update the EHR Incentive Program participation and technology certification requirements for White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) review. 389 more words


Federal HIT Strategic Plan - 2014 Update

The HIT Policy Committee (HITPC) and HIT Standards Committee (HITSC) of the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) focused on the recently updated Federal HIT Strategic Plan in rare back-to-back meetings December 9 and 10. 131 more words