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Meaningful use drives physician EHR boom

Posted by Aparna Prasad on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

When the medical practice of Howard Axe, MD, found itself in need of a new electronic prescribing system two years ago, implementing a full electronic health record system with an e-prescribing component was never seriously considered.

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Tags: Medicare Incentives, EHR Incentives, Meaningful use

Medicare or Medicaid EHR incentives: 6 things to consider

Posted by Alok Prasad on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:49 AM

Now more than ever, providers are exploring whether the Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement program is best to receive their EHR incentive payments. For many, both are an option, and according to Stephen Martinez, CEO at MTS Healthcare, it's imperative to understand the ins-and-outs of each in order to make an educated decision.

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Tags: Medicare Incentives, EHR Incentives

CCHIT Certifies EHRs Under 2011 Criteria

Posted by EHR Analyst on Tue, Dec 01, 2009 @ 11:52 PM

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has announced the first electronic health records products certified under its 2011 criteria.

The Chicago-based organization has two programs for 2011 that include criteria to support proposed federal standards for qualifying for Medicare/Medicaid incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The government has not officially proposed standards. But based on some requirements in the law and recommendations from federal advisory committees, CCHIT has launched initial 2011 certification programs that it will modify if necessary.

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Tags: EHR Software, EMR Software, Medicare Incentives, Certified EHR Software

Aligning Reporting Requirements for PQRI & Medicare / Medicaid Incentive Programs

Posted by EHR Analyst on Thu, Nov 26, 2009 @ 12:44 AM

A final rule setting the Medicare physician fee schedule for calendar year 2010 does not align reporting requirements for the PQRI pay-for-performance program and the forthcoming Medicare/Medicaid incentive programs for meaningful use of electronic health records. Department of Health and Human Services officials, however, note in the rule that alignments to make reporting for both programs easier is being considered.
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Tags: EHR Software, EHR System, Medicare Incentives, Meaningful use