The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced the proposed requirements for Stage 2 Meaningful Use and 2014 certification of electronic health records.
Following a 60-day comment period after the proposals are published to the federal register, the final rule is scheduled for release this summer.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) has updated its EHR Incentive Programs website with a new Clinical Quality Measures page.
The page contains information about the core and optional clinical quality measures and how to report on them. Clinical Quality Measures, also known as CQMs, are a mechanism for assessing observations, treatment, processes, experience, and/or outcomes [...]
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen G. Sebelius today announced that HHS will initiate a process to postpone the date by which certain health care entities have to comply with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition diagnosis and procedure codes (ICD-10).
The final rule adopting ICD-10 as a standard was published in January 2009 and [...]
As we reported back in November, the healthcare division of Sage was purchased by a private equity group and re-branded to Vitera Healthcare Solutions. Oftentimes, when private equity firms buy companies, a short-term strategy is to drastically cut expenses and then re-sell the company (as we’ve seen happen with the original Medical Manager Corporation throughout the [...]
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MGMA sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, regarding the major payment disruptions medical practices are experiencing as a result of the transition to the HIPAA Version 5010 electronic transactions standard on Jan. 1.
Along with examples of problems practices have been having with Version 5010, the [...]