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.

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

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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.

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

CMS floats proposal tying medical records sharing to Medicare participation

FierceHealthIT

Buried underneath changes to the Meaningful Use program, a newly proposed hospital payment rule includes the possibility of more stringent requirements that would require providers to share data to participate in the Medicare program. Experts said the agency could also leverage that approach to give TEFCA more teeth

2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Expand RPM Reimbursement

care innovations

Just as it did for the 2018 calendar year , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking to further expand reimbursement for remote patient monitoring, virtual visits and other telehealth services as part of its proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule.

The The Five Biggest Areas of Opportunity for Digital Health

The Digital Health Corner

Electronic health records (EHRs) and personal fitness trackers have helped create awareness through use. According to most recent statistics from the Office of the National Coordinator, use of EHRs has increased from 20% in 2004 to 87% in 2015. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using the rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions), and self-correction. ”

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred’s shorthand definition: “Using FOIA requests and other sorts of collaborations to get covered-over data out of the realm of the useless and into the realm of the useful.”

Fred Trotter on Data Journalism and Cybersecurity — Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Fred’s shorthand definition: “Using FOIA requests and other sorts of collaborations to get covered-over data out of the realm of the useless and into the realm of the useful.”

Medicare Holds Out Promise of Health Record Access Revolution

Society for Participatory Medicine

The Trump administration is proposing to use a powerful financial lever to push hospitals into making the patient’s electronic medical record interoperable – that is, readable by other care providers – and easily available to patients to download and organize via an app.

A new focus: How to become empowered patients

Meaningful HIT News

The “Meaningful HIT News” name itself has become dated, given that the Meaningful Use program from which this blog takes its name has evolved and kind of fallen out of favor. Despite what you may have read elsewhere, Meaningful Use was not part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 2010 bill that’s come to be known as Obamacare. The Meaningful Use program remains unchanged for hospitals. Attention, kind readers.

Connect Health Initiative Lauds CMS Digital Health Interoperability Initiative

ConnectedHealth

API should bring two-way capable APIs into the healthcare marketplace to be used across platforms and doctors. Additionally, access to Medicare data is critical in turning data into actionable information for doctors and healthcare providers. CHI applauds CMS’ intent to reexamine meaningful use and consider measures that increase interoperability and penalize data blocking activities.

2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Of course, that's been the case every year over the past decade since the first meaningful use checks were mailed out, kickstarting the digital healthcare age as we know it. 2019: Year in Review It's been an eventful year for health IT.

EHR Incentive Programs: Moving into the Next Stage

CMS.gov

This week, industry leaders from all over the country gather for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference and discuss the future of health information technology implementation, and we at CMS are pleased to report updates on our efforts to promote and support the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology in health care. Growing EHR Adoption and Meaningful Use. By Elizabeth Holland.

Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce issue joint statement for healthcare interoperability

Lloyd Price

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are approaching universal adoption in US hospitals and ambulatory practices, thanks in part to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

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More Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

This selection focuses on collecting and understanding data, using it to create information that can be used to improve health and healthcare. Now, as Michael said, the EHR is taking in data, analyzing it, and enabling its use back in the practice as an adjunct to the physician decisionmaking process, using data to diagnose and treat. Predictive risk models can extract data regarding social determinants of health, which can be used in conjunction with structured data.

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More Short Takes at #HIMSS18 – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

This selection focuses on collecting and understanding data, using it to create information that can be used to improve health and healthcare. Now, as Michael said, the EHR is taking in data, analyzing it, and enabling its use back in the practice as an adjunct to the physician decisionmaking process, using data to diagnose and treat. Predictive risk models can extract data regarding social determinants of health, which can be used in conjunction with structured data.

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HIStalk Interviews Luis Castillo, CEO, Ensocare

HIStalk Interviews

The big EMR push, Meaningful Use, and even ICD-10 took people’s attention away from the post-acute care side. With some of the Medicare Advantage plans, people who are taking on risk can manage and direct patients to places if it’s their own population. They start by listing their favorite facilities in the area, the ones they use frequently and discharge to most often. One of the biggest potential uses I see is managing the population after discharge.

Review of Mobile Devices and Health by Ida Sim in the NEJM

mHealth Insight

Data from smartphone applications (colloquially known as “apps”) and an ever-growing range of wearable and environmental sensors can be processed with the use of machine learning and other AI techniques to support medical decision making.

eHealth: Aligning Quality Measurement at CMS

CMS.gov

Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The next step on the path of meaningful adoption of health information technology (HIT) for providers—will launch later this year for hospitals and next year for eligible professionals. With the increase in adoption of EHRs, we are moving away from technology as an end goal and towards the use of technology as a key tool in health care quality improvement. By Patrick Conway, MD, MSc.

Building the Future through CMS eHealth

CMS.gov

The widespread adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) to provide an infrastructure for electronic data exchange? As we more closely integrate our many efforts using the infrastructure of EHRs, we will be looking at some of the challenges presented in areas such as information exchange and coding. By Robert Tagalicod, Director, Office of E-Health Standards and Services. Transforming Health Care. What is the most important electronic initiative in health care today?