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Senate HELP Committee Prepares to Advance Health IT/Interoperability Legislation

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is preparing to markup health IT/interoperability legislation on February 9 based on their recent  338 more words

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Senate HELP Committee Releases Draft Legislation on Health IT Interoperability

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) released draft legislation compiling various health IT bills, including a revised iteration of the American College of Radiology (ACR)-supported Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology ( 60 more words

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CMS Planning to (Re)position Meaningful Use for the MIPS Era

The recent comments of Andy Slavitt (Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ) at the J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference created waves around the Internet, in large part because of the oversimplified, click-bait headlines: … 776 more words

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Federal Health IT Policy Watch: 2015 Holiday Season Recap

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On December 22, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released its expanded 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory – a policy document showing the status of select interoperability standards and implementation specifications for specific health IT needs. 261 more words

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ACR Comments on Stage 3 Meaningful Use Final Rule

On December 15, the American College of Radiology (ACR) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Stage 3 EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) … 373 more words

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AMA Survey: Summary of Care Data Sets and Incorporation/Reconciliation

The American Medical Association (AMA) recently opened a physician survey to assist the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) with gathering information pertaining to Summary of Care documents exchanged as part of the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use). 49 more words

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Rep. Price Introduces Legislation to Eliminate Penalties for Failing to Demonstrate MU in CY 2015

Representative Tom Price (R-GA-6) recently introduced H.R. 3940, the Meaningful Use (MU) Hardship Relief Act of 2015, to authorize a blanket significant hardship exception from EHR Incentive Program penalties for CY 2015 reporting periods. 159 more words

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