MIPS Audits: Lessons Learned from Meaningful Use

Healthcare IT Today

Just as the Meaningful Use (MU) EHR Incentive program brought potential audits to providers, so it will be with the MIPS program. The following is a guest blog post by Jim Tate, Founder of EMR Advocate & MIPS Consulting.

DrChrono gets Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification for its mobile-first EHR

Mobi Health News

DrChrono has announced that its EHR, which runs on the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch, has attained ONC certification for Meaningful Use Stage 3.

Meaningful use is dead (long live meaningful use)

Morning eHealth

VA: Jackson in or out? Opioids bills chug along

CMS overhauls meaningful use EHR program, removes redundancies

Mobi Health News

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital

Cassidy proposes meaningful use, other changes

Morning eHealth

athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush admits to assault of ex-wife — Puerto Rico’s hurricane death toll larger than originally tallied

CR contains telehealth, ACO, meaningful use goodies

Morning eHealth

Soon-Shiong will be new LA Times owner — FDA gets comments on clinical decision support

Meaningful Use Education Module: Transitions of Care

Medicine and Technology

What do you know about Stage 2 Meaningful Use around Transitions of Care? CMS education meaningful use ONC

CMS rebrands Meaningful Use, reduces reporting measures

FierceHealthIT

The Trump administration maintained its focus on reduced reporting burdens and greater price transparency as part of its annual Medicare payment proposal. Hospitals were generally supportive of the proposal, but are pushing back on mandatory technology upgrades

How Patient Portals Are Failing Healthcare — And Our Patients

Phoenix Health Systems

Similarly, healthcare providers can achieve at least three big benefits from patients’ portal-usage: greater efficiencies, cost-savings and improved health outcomes — again, only if patients use their portals. The Facts About Portal Use Today: In 2017 the GAO reported that nearly 90 percent of providers were offering access to a patient portal, but less than one-third of patients had used theirs. Of those who enrolled, only 20 percent used theirs regularly.

MU Study Suggests That A Health IT Divide May Be Emerging Among Physicians

Healthcare IT Today

In retrospect, we probably should have predicted that once Meaningful Use was put into place, some physicians would be better situated than others to take advantage of the program.

Community Health Systems facing EHR Meaningful Use investigation

FierceHealthIT

A disclosure buried in Community Health Systems' latest financial filing says the company has received a civil investigative demand "relating to the Company’s adoption of electronic health records technology and the meaningful use program

Kansas’ Coffey Health System Pays $250K to Settle False Claims Act Violations Around Meaningful Use

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The amount paid is a portion of the $2.2 million in federal incentives that Coffey Health System received in 2012 and 2013

DrChrono gets Meaningful Use Stage 3 certification for its mobile-first EHR

Healthcare Guys

DrChrono has announced that its EHR, which runs on the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch, has attained ONC certification for Meaningful Use Stage 3. We were the very first EHR to get Meaningful Use certified on an iPad for Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3

How Patient Portals Can Do Much More for Healthcare Quality and Costs – Part 1

Phoenix Health Systems

The implementation of Meaningful Use sent providers scrambling to implement patient portals to provide patients access to their health information — AND to reap the program’s financial incentives. And so only about 20 percent of patients actually use portals, Mary Pratt writes in Medical Economics, and lack of vision, poor design and insufficient functionality are big reasons. ” and “How well does my doctor’s office support my use of the portal?”

Albert Oriol, CIO, Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Culture Interviews Leadership/Staff Management Meaningful Use Mentoring Patient Engagement Telemedicine Albert Oriol Rady Children's Hospital

CMS launches new initiatives to expand patient access to health data, plans ‘complete overhaul’ of Meaningful Use

FierceHealthIT

The agency also plans to overhaul the Meaningful Use program to place more emphasis on interoperability Seema Verma announced two new initiatives from CMS aimed at giving patients access to their health data by opening up claims data to app developers.

Healthcare Roundup—Flu cases on the decline; CMS to overhaul Meaningful Use

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season has peaked; the Joint Commission releases its 2017 sentinel event data; plus more healthcare news from around the web

Data sharing woes slow advance of clinical registries — SCOTUS hears health data sharing case — Fewer meaningful use hardship exemptions than expected

Morning eHealth

SCOTUS hears health data sharing case

CMS’ Proposed PI Rule Changes Is A Good Start, But Does It Address Enough?

Electronic Health Reporter

Federal healthcare organizations, such as CMS, have spent billions of dollars over the years trying to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care with interoperability requirements and data integration, the mesh used to try and bridge the gap.

Three Big Questions for Stage 3 & Patient Engagement

Chilmark Research

For many, the delay of Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program evoked a collective sigh of relief, providing a much-needed extra year to focus on the challenging requirements for patient engagement and interoperability.

Sheri Rawlings, CIO, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

In this interview, Rawlings provides her honest take on Meaningful Use — and why it’s much more challenging for community hospitals, and the strategy she employs when introducing change. LISTEN NOW USING THE PLAYER BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR iTUNES PODCAST FEED. So many of the patients who would use this technology are younger and they’re not chronic patients. Meaningful Use works great if you’re working in a big city with a bunch of organizations in it.

Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

LISTEN NOW USING THE PLAYER BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR iTUNES PODCAST FEED. So we’re really excited about what telehealth can bring to that population, and hopefully that will begin to allow more and more use of that technology. We saw Meaningful Use as something we were already striving for before the regulations came out, so for us it’s more about being prepared, and if there are penalties that begin with the Medicaid population, then we will be prepared for that.

Ed Grogan, VP & CIO, Calvert Health System, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

LISTEN NOW USING THE PLAYER BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR iTUNES PODCAST FEED. Gamble: At this point, you’re exchanging information with both the employed and affiliated practices, and NextGen is primarily being used among the employed physician practices? About 25 percent of the providers using the NextGen platform are employed. So we have quite a few independent physicians, one very large practice, and a lot of small practices in the community using it.

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Eric Yablonka, VP & CIO, University of Chicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

In this interview, he talks about the multi-year Phoenix Project at U of C, what it’s like to be work in a translational research environment; and where his team stands with Meaningful Use. LISTEN NOW USING THE PLAYER BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR iTUNES PODCAST FEED. What I mean by that is, as things happen and we have that data on the bus, it allows us to repurpose it and use it in a real-time way.

Randy McCleese, CIO, St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Claire’s journey from best-of-breed to an integrated system, the organization’s three-pronged approach to Meaningful Use, the ACO path it is pursuing with Bon Secours Health System, and its involvement in the Northern Kentucky RHIO and the Kentucky HIE. LISTEN NOW USING THE PLAYER BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR iTUNES PODCAST FEED. ACOs HIE Meaningful Use Telemedicine Meditech Podcast Randy McCleese St.

Stephen Clark, CIO, Albemarle Health, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

LISTEN NOW USING THE PLAYER BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR iTUNES PODCAST FEED. A lot of larger organizations have a team of people that are dedicated just to focus on Meaningful Use. Meaningful Use Stage 2 Quality Measures Telemedicine Workflow/Usability Albemarle Health Epic Meditech Podcast Stephen ClarkCPOE roadblocks — “The technology gets in the way.” “At-the-elbow

HHS’ move to slash HIPAA fines

Morning eHealth

CMS audit turns up more inappropriate meaningful use payments — Early lessons on patient generated health data

Reflections from the HIMSS/AMDIS Physicians' IT Symposium at #HIMSS13

Medicine and Technology

Let me highlight a few key points and reflections I jotted down as I sat through several presentations about Meaningful Use (MU) and the future of clinical informatics: Health IT is about improving clinical workflow efficiency and patient care. Or, are we putting too much emphasis on achieving Meaningful Use? We've seen many physicians and hospitals achieve Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 1. I am in New Orleans attending the 2013 HIMSS conference.

Video: Farzad Mostashari on patient engagement, ‘physician ACOs’

Meaningful HIT News

As I alluded to earlier, I was leaving the press room one afternoon at HIMSS14, and there I see former national health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari hanging around Gregg Masters and Dr. Pat Salber of Health Innovation Media.

Podcast: HIMSS CEO Steve Lieber, 2014 edition

Meaningful HIT News

Lieber reiterated HIMSS’ position that the federal government should extend the attestation period for Meaningful Use Stage 2 by one year. 3:10 New ONC EHR certification proposal and continued questions about Meaningful Use Stage 2. 9:05 Remember “macro objective” of Meaningful Use. 17:20 Progress on Meaningful Use so far.

All my HIMSS coverage in one place

Meaningful HIT News

Tavenner: 2014 is your last chance for a hardship exemption for Meaningful Use 2 (Feb. Interoperability Showcase uses car crash to show how connected data really can improve patient care (March 5). The last of my 10 MedCity News stories from HIMSS14 has been posted. It’s a nice mix of news, features, analysis and commentary. Here are links to all of them, in chronological order.

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Doctors should start watching more science fiction. Here’s why.

KevinMD

I expect to turn around from my screen someday, and Arnold will lift me by my throat saying, “You haff not been doing yuh meaningful use.” I often say that electronic health records (EHRs) is like Skynet in the Terminator.

In whistleblower lawsuit, former CHS executives allege EHR had pervasive, dangerous flaws

FierceHealthIT

In a whistleblower lawsuit, two former senior IT executives at Community Health Systems allege the healthcare system submitted hundreds of millions of dollars in false claims to HHS to receive federal meaningful use incentive payments

MIPS Quality Scores Are Now Public

Healthcare IT Today

It seems like an eternity that we’ve been writing about government regulations like Meaningful Use, HITECH, MIPS, MACRA, and a bunch of other abbreviations that many would like to forget, but can’t because they’re still a part of many organizations’ daily lives.

As providers wrap their arms around data exchange, patient engagement tools are the next hurdle

FierceHealthIT

Basic data exchange is getting easier, thanks in part to Meaningful Use, but provider organizations are lagging when it comes to new consumer-centric digital tools, according to a new survey from CHIME

EMR Optimization Is the Hottest Thing Since … EMRs

Electronic Health Reporter

Due in large part to the HITECH Act and the meaningful use incentive program, electronic medical record (EMR) initiatives have dominated the IT efforts of healthcare providers for the better part of the past decade. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter.

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KLAS: Small practices want more usable EHRs, not more bells and whistles

Healthcare Guys

As the industry moves beyond mere EHR adoption and meaningful use, small practices of 10 physicians or fewer told researchers that they want their EMRs to do more than just meet regulatory requirements, a new KLAS report on small physician practices finds.

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Three Ways Technology Can Address Healthcare’s Growing Pains

HiTech Answers

The post Three Ways Technology Can Address Healthcare’s Growing Pains appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. By Nancy Pratt - Science and medicine continue to advance at an astonishing rate thanks to technological innovation. We have already seen digital health solutions that promise to transform patient care in our lifetime.

A Look Back on Health IT in 2017

HiTech Answers

The post A Look Back on Health IT in 2017 appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. By Mobile Health Matters - 2017 was a roller-coaster ride for healthcare, marked by exciting innovation, damaging cyberattacks, periods of lulls and disruptive change. Health Information Technology AirStrip Angela Pierce Aparna Bala Mobile Health Matters Nancy Pratt

Streamlining Healthcare Innovation: Working Together to Improve Digital Health Regulations

HiTech Answers

The post Streamlining Healthcare Innovation: Working Together to Improve Digital Health Regulations appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. By Desiree Crawford - This is a watershed moment in healthcare. New technologies are constantly in development to help treat and prevent previously incurable conditions, and improve current processes.