Category Archives: Meaningful Use

Medicaid Meaningful Use Go-Lives Hit 39 States

Joseph Goedert, Health Data Management Six more states launched their Medicaid electronic health records meaningful use programs during the first week of November. Arkansas, Delaware, Montana, New Jersey, New York and North Dakota were the latest to launch programs. As … Continue reading

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CMS EHR/EMR Meaningful Use Overview

From the US Department of Health & Human Resource, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide a financial incentive for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology to achieve health and efficiency goals. … Continue reading

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Legal Oversight May Leave Rural Health Clinics Behind

By Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for Health Leaders Media   7/6/2011 A seemingly small omission from the 2009 economic stimulus law could spell big trouble for the country’s thousands of rural health clinics. The problem? If you’re billing the Centers for … Continue reading

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CMS Rule Encourages Hospitals to Participate in EHR Based Reporting Pilot

Joseph Goedert, HDM Breaking News, 7/5/2011 The CMS has issued a proposed rule urging critical access facilities and hospitals to take part in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program Electronic Reporting Pilot. “Through this pilot, we have encouraged hospitals to take … Continue reading

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Rural Hospitals Struggle to Meet Electronic Record Standards

By Jennifer Vogel, Minnesota Public Radio   6/20/2011 Carol Weiler, who lives in Sartell and suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, can schedule appointments at her HealthPartners clinic online. She can refill prescriptions and view parts of her medical record via the … Continue reading

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Important Meaningful Use Dates for 2011

Joseph Goedert, HealthData Management   3/24/11 From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services comes a list of important dates in the electronic health records meaningful use program during the rest of 2011: April 2011: Attestation for Medicare MU begins. … Continue reading

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HHS Strategy Call for Increase in Electronic Health Records (EHR)

By Mary Mosquera, 3/21/11  Gov’t HealthIT The Health & Human Services Department has released the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care to promote quality health care focused on the needs of patients. At the same time, it wants … Continue reading

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