CMS has released a new fact sheet on how to participate in the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Pilot Program. The PQRS-Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot Program allows eligible professionals to meet the clinical quality measure (CQM) reporting requirements for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program while also reporting for thePQRS program by submitting their CQM data electronically.
If you are considering moving your medical practice to a different office location, you want to make sure your relocation goes as smoothly as possible. You will have to manage plenty of small tasks as part of the move, but there are a few key items you need to move to the top of your list.
According to a recent report from the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, an EHR in the exam room has the ability to improve the doctor-patient relationship. Before you try to enhance your relationships by downloading the first EHR software system you demo, consider the training you will receive with the EHR implementation.
Register for August 15th National Provider Call on Payment Adjustments and Hardship Exceptions for Medicare EHR Incentive Program
The next eHealth provider webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 13th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET, and aims to help eligible professionals successfully participate in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The webinar, “Medicaid EHR Incentive Program: How Eligible Professionals Successfully Participate,” will feature CMS experts who will provide a comprehensive overview of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, including:
A CMS press release from a few weeks ago provided an update on the EHR Incentive Programs. Specifically, the release discussed the real impact of Meaningful Use requirements on the nation’s health care system.
2014 will be a big year for CMS eHealth programs— there are key deadlines for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs; an expansion of eReporting will be coming up; the implementation of quality reporting program alignment begins; and the ICD-10 transition takes place on October 1st. Each of these milestones supports the overall goals of the eHealth initiative—helping health care providers deliver better patient care by simplifying the use of electronic standards and encouraging the adoption of health information technology.
Deloitte's 2013 Survey of US Physicians finds they believe the profession's future is decidely different than its past. Their view: the future is practicing in larger organizations using health information technologies (HIT) and team-based models.
Topics: Incentive Programs
A significant deadline for the Medicare eRx Incentive Program is fast approaching. This June 30, 2013 deadline affects any provider who submits Medicare Part B Fee for Service (FFS) claims. Act now to ensure that you avoid the 2.0% payment adjustment (penalty) that would be imposed in 2014.