Meaningful use expert Jim Tate has written that the Medicaid EHR incentive program reminds him of 'zero entry' swimming pools: very easy to get into, with almost no barriers. Given its less stringent requirements compared to the Medicare EHR incentive program, Tate writes, he's surprised that more eligible professionals are "not jumping into this incentive program with both feet."
Jefferson City, MO - August 10, 2011 – GroupOne Health Source, a medical consulting and billing firm, and Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) agreed to renew and extend GroupOne’s OneRate platform of medical services for its growing group of affiliated health providers. Located in Wailuku, the hospital originally opened in 1884 and is currently the largest facility run by the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation and the only acute care hospital on Maui.
Federal meaningful use incentive payments continue to be a strong driver of physician adoption of electronic health records, according to a new survey by Sage Healthcare Division and Forrester Research, Healthcare IT News reports.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national provider call on the Physician Quality Reporting System & Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
As part of its commitment to keeping physicians up-to-date on evolving issues in medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) today released a new chapter in its physician resource manual, “ACOs, CO-OPs and other Options: A "How-To" Manual for Physicians Navigating a Post-Health Reform World.” The new chapter provides an overview of the process and issues to be considered when negotiating a physician-hospital employment agreement.
With the exception of dually-eligible hospitals, providers can only participate in one of the EHR Incentive Programs—Medicare or Medicaid—each year. This listserv message outlines key differences between the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs to help you determine which EHR Incentive Program is right for you.
Registration is now open for the the September and October 2011 live webinar slots. Reserve your spot today.
Are you an eligible professional (EP) or eligible hospital participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program? CMS has resources to help you attest to having met meaningful use requirements in order to receive your EHR incentive payment.
CMS Registration & Attestation Tutorial - 11 min guide on how to register and attest for EHR incentive payments
Within three months, GroupOne’s eClinicalWorks Billing Center more than doubles community health practice’s collections.
For medical practices that were with GroupOne for all of 2010, GroupOne’s overall net collection rate for 2010 exceeded 99.9%. Based on industry survey reports, the average net collection rate for all medical practices is slightly better than 96.3%. The rate for the better performing medical groups according to industry criteria is slightly more than 99.7%.
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