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CMS to host ICD-10 teleconference May 18th

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on May 4, 2011 2:54:00 PM

The CMS will host a 90-minute teleconference for healthcare providers May 18 on the upcoming conversion to the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision, or ICD-10, code sets.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, CMS

CMS Attestation Calls in May

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Apr 27, 2011 2:33:00 PM

Sign Up for CMS' National Provider Calls about Attestation

CMS is holding conference calls for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to provide information on the attestation process. These calls will take place next week. Mark your calendars for one of the calls below.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, GroupOne, CMS

Providers could earn incentives from multiple CMS programs

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Apr 20, 2011 2:28:00 PM

Written by Mary Mosquera

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, CMS

Medicare Attestation Begins on April 18. Are You Ready?

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Mar 27, 2011 2:09:00 PM

Attestation for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program begins on April 18, 2011. In order to receive your Medicare EHR incentive payment, you must attest through CMS' web-based Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs Registration and Attestation System.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, CMS

CMS Begins Screening Providers and Suppliers

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Mar 3, 2011 1:57:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has the continuing goal of reducing fraud, waste, and abuse through all available avenues.  The Affordable Care Act requires CMS to determine the level of screening to be conducted during provider and supplier enrollment based on the level of risk posed to the Medicare system. With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, CMS has the increased ability to focus efforts on prevention, rather than simply acting after the fact.  The use of risk categories and associated screening levels will help ensure that only legitimate providers and suppliers are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, and that only legitimate claims are paid.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, CMS

EHR subsidies could begin in May: CMS

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jul 28, 2010 12:18:00 PM

The money could begin flowing from Medicare to providers for the purchase of electronic health-record systems as early as May 2011, a CMS official said today.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, EHR, CMS

Third time's the charm: Committee accepts Meaningful Use criteria

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Aug 17, 2009 11:44:00 AM

By Joseph Conn / HITS staff writer

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Topics: EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs

EHR Procrastinators could face series of tighter standards

Jessica Graham

by Jessica Graham on Jun 17, 2009 11:38:00 AM

There may soon be one more incentive for hospitals and physician offices to buy and install electronic health-record systems on or before 2011. The added push could come from the prospect of increasingly higher thresholds of initial federal eligibility requirements for EHR subsidies under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, according to discussions at Tuesday's meeting of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee.
A work group of that committee delivered its first draft of recommended definitions of " meaningful use" of EHRs, a standard that providers must meet to qualify for subsidy payments estimated at $34 billion to be handed out by Medicare and Medicaid. The work group recommended instituting a series of increasingly complex meaningful-use requirements between 2011, the first "payment year" of the subsidy program, and 2015, the final year payments will be made before financial penalties for not adopting begin.
During those discussions, Anthony Trenkle, director of the CMS' office of e-Health Standards and Services, said the requirements will not be "tiered" based on when the provider adopts an EHR after 2011. Instead, whatever meaningful use standards are applicable for the year the provider applies for an EHR subsidy are the standards that provider must meet, regardless of whether it is the provider's first year of EHR implementation.
A 10-day public comment period is now open on the work group's initial recommendations. Trenkle said the CMS hopes to have a final definition of "meaningful use" to put out for a 60-day comment period later this year, with final rulemaking not expected until early next year.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle Management, GroupOne, EHR, CMS, Incentive Programs