Apr 16th, 2010
A recent Center for Information Technology Leadership (CITL) study comparing health information technology (IT) in the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to norms in the private sector concludes that the VA spent proportionately more on IT than the private health care sector spent between 1997 and 2007, but it achieved higher levels of IT adoption and quality of ...
Mar 12th, 2010
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the establishment of two certification programs—one temporary and one permanent—for the purposes of testing and certifying electronic health record (EHR) systems and other health information technology (HIT). ONC Issues NPRM for Health IT Certification was last ...
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Dec 31st, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to implement provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) that provide incentive payments for the meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Download proposed meaniful use rules. CMS Proposed Definition of Meaningful Use was last modified: July 5th, 2011 ...
Aug 28th, 2009
Health care providers hemming and hawing over electronic health record (EHR) implementation and the viability of earning financial incentives for “meaningful EHR use” need not worry. The federal government is putting up $1.2 billion to ensure your success. New HITECH Grants Assist EHR Implementation was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
Jun 29th, 2009
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking comments on its report, Health IT Enablement of Quality Measurement – The Quality Data Set (QDS) and Dataflow. The deadline for comments is June 30. If you would like to read the report or comment upon it, links are provided below. AAPC sent the following comment to NQF ...