Electronic health records (EHRs) are supposed to allow for the sharing of health information. If a patient, for example, is found to have an allergy to penicillin at the family doctor’s office, then emergency room and other medical providers should be able to see the allergy in their EHR systems. Unfortunately, EHR systems do not ...
Dec 9th, 2016
All eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and dual-eligible hospitals seeking to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for the first time in 2017 must attest to Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 objectives and measures. The EHR reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90 days between Jan. 1, ...
In MACRA
Aug 23rd, 2016
What does MACRA mean for physician practices? On May 9, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to put in place key parts of MACRA. CMS proposes to make these changes through a single framework called the Quality Payment Program. This infographic will inform you of what we know, ...
Jul 13th, 2016
Hospital outpatient facilities paid under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) could see an estimated 1.55 percent payment increase in 2017; and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are looking at a multi-factor productivity-adjusted Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers update of 1.2 percent, according to a proposed rule the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
Coder’s Voice The toolkit clarifies risks and provides guidance, but more can be done to address software and user pitfalls. Without any fanfare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last year published its Electronic Health Records Toolkit, offering coders, facilities, and providers a glimpse of the regulatory risks that CMS assigns to improper ...