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CMS Proposes to Not Require (For Now) MU for Non-Patient-Facing Eligible Clinicians in MIPS

The proposed rule released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish the foundation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) includes a proposal to reweight the “Advancing Care Information” performance category the MIPS Composite Performance Score (CPS) to zero for non-patient-facing participants. 299 more words


Legislation Introduced to Allow 90-Day EHR Reporting Periods in 2016

U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and U.S. Representatives Renee Ellmers, Tom Price, M.D., Bobby Rush, and Ron Kind announced introduction of the… 80 more words


Meaningful Use Attestation Data Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently released an updated public use file… 202 more words


ONC Requests Information on Assessing Interoperability for MACRA

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will soon publish a Request for Information (RFI) on assessing interoperability for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). 149 more words


House Oversight Committee Explores Health IT Interoperability, Meaningful Use, and Ransomware

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on March 22 regarding opportunities and challenges in advancing health information technology. 204 more words


HIMSS 2016 and the state of Interoperability

Another enormous HIMSS event came and went. To those that frequent these trade shows, there’s always a challenge to cover the floor because of size. This year we walked our miles with the Apple Health App capturing our steps. 1,017 more words