Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. The rule provides new criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to successfully participate in the EHR Incentive Programs.
“The changes we’re announcing today will lead to more coordination of patient care, reduced medical errors, elimination of duplicate screenings and tests and greater patient engagement in their own care,” Secretary Sebelius said.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Aug 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks(R), a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that Virginia Physicians, Inc., the largest independent multi-specialty practice in the Richmond metropolitan area, has chosen eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 58 providers across eight locations.
Wednesday, October 3rd, is the last day for eligible professionals (EPs) to begin their 90-day reporting period for calendar year (CY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. For EPs, this means that they must begin their consecutive 90-day reporting period by October 3rd in order to attest to meeting meaningful use and be eligible to receive an incentive payment for CY 2012.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—July 19, 2012—A June 2012 report by the Office of the Inspector General offers a look into the utilization of electronic health records (EHR) solutions. This report, titled Use of Electronic Health Records in 2011 Among Medicare Physicians Providing Evaluation and Management Services, shows progress in adoption, signaling that many practices are on board. It found that:
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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced that over 100,000 health care providers have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jun 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks(R), a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that Christie Clinic, one of the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group medical practices in Illinois, will transition to eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for 150 providers across 16 locations. Integration with the practice's laboratory, radiology, PACS, cardio diagnostics systems, among others, will extend the benefits of this technology.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 24, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces the opening of its new location in Chicago, which will provide a central U.S. presence and focus on implementation of its comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution. Currently, the company is headquartered in Massachusetts and has additional offices in New York City, California and Georgia.
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.—April 16, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that several customers have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for achieving Level 3 Physician Practice Connections®-Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH) status, the highest designation available. PCMHs coordinate care in a primary care setting with the goal of strengthening the physician-patient relationship, leading to better care delivered, more involved patients and reduced avoidable costs over time.
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WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb 27, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- eClinicalWorks(R), a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces that Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), one of the largest community hospitals in the mid-Atlantic, has expanded its relationship with the company to include eClinicalWorks Care Coordination Portal and eClinicalWorks Community Analytics. This will aid GBMC in meeting its objectives as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), coordinating care across the continuum as well as evaluating population health and quality improvement activities.
CMS has received reports that providers are receiving denials for advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI) services they are accredited to perform. We have taken action to correct the situation. CMS has instructed all contractors to review each ADI claim denial, and reprocess those claims that were deemed to be incorrectly denied, in a timely manner. Providers do not need to take any action in this situation.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that 2,000 hospitals and 41,000 physicians have received $3.1 billion in incentive payments for the meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs).
LAS VEGAS, HIMSS CONFERENCE, BOOTH #531—February 21, 2012—eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announces eClinicalWorks Community Analytics, a solution for data analytics. Designed for communities and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Community Analytics provides reporting, alerting and messaging capabilities necessary to manage population health.