Tag Archives: Meaningful Use

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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IT Exchange Goals for 2013 Meaningful Use

By Mary Mosquera Gov’t Health IT   3/16/11 A panel of the Health IT Policy Committee is exploring gaps in the infrastructure of health information exchange, solutions for which will be critical to some of the proposed objectives for stage … Continue reading

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Kansas Foundation Making It Easier to Adopt EHR’s

By Mary Mosquera Government HealthIT   3/15/11 In another announcement, the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Inc., a quality improvement organization which is also the regional extension center for the state, has selected eight EHR preferred vendors which offer, among … Continue reading

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What Meaningful Use Means to Nurses

By Natasha Emmons,  national news editor What does “meaningful use” mean to nurses? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released final rules July 13 outlining the criteria hospitals … Continue reading

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