Feb 3rd, 2014
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), an industry certification laboratory, announced it will cease testing and certifying electronic health records (EHRs) after it completes looking at approximately 70 systems, this Spring. The oldest and best known of six EHR-certifying agencies recognized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technolog...
In Billing
Oct 28th, 2011
To encourage conversion to a standardized electronic health record (EHR) system, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has paid $872 million through September to providers and facilities who have registered under a federal program, an official told an advisory committee recently. Meaningful EHR Users Rake in Millions was last modified: October 28th, 2011 by admin ...
In Billing
Apr 1st, 2011
by Katherine Hobson The Wall Street Journal With the U.S. and the U.K. heading full steam towards electronic medical records and other health IT applications, how much evidence is there that they improve care? Not a whole lot, according to a review of existing research on the topic published this week by PLoS Medicine. While ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC, and Kathy Rowland, CPC, CEMC, MCS-P The growing acceptance of electronic medical records (EMRs) continues to affect auditing services in new and significant ways. The number of our clients who use EMRs is on the rise, and recently we’ve encountered groups who increasingly rely on computerized selection of ...
In CMS
Jan 5th, 2010
Federal efforts and the monetary incentives to providers and facilities to adopt electronic medical record (EMR) systems hinge on the definition of “meaningful use” and on December 30 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed rules that include that definition. Comments are being sought on the definitions and rules, which differ for ...