Ohio will reportedly spend $1 million to help 50 of its primary care facilities transition into patient-centered medical homes, a new care model that encourages the family doctor to better coordinate with specialists and others to improve a patient’s health. These facilities will also serve as a training ground for medical and nursing students who [...]
If 2012 promises anything for physicians, it’s a year full of IT challenges. Whether it’s Version 5010 compliance, the achievement of EHR meaningful use or the sharing of data with HIEs and ACOs; there will be some work to do on the technology front. The problem is that many physicians don’t employ a full-time resource dedicated to researching, [...]
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 18,619 eligible professionals registered for the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs last month. That brings total registrations during 2011 to 124,089 EPs for Medicare meaningful use and 39,503 EPs for Medicaid meaningful use. For 2011, over $2.5 billion was paid out in meaningful use incentives. You can find the [...]
Fierce Health IT has published a couple of articles about the movement of healthcare providers to cloud computing. The articles were spurred by a recent report from KLAS Research. Here is an excerpt from their editor’s corner:
In a survey that ran the gamut from small clinics to 1,000-bed hospitals, KLAS found that 55 percent of [...]
The Version 5010 (ASC X12 Version 5010) deadline was 1/1/12, but, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will not initiate enforcement action until 4/1/12. CMS made this decision based on industry feedback that many organizations and their trading partners were not yet ready to finalize system upgrades to be compliant.
CMS is encouraging providers [...]