Feedback Needed on “Meaningful Use” Requirements
A group of Republican members of the U.S. Senate, including Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), is seeking input from healthcare providers on the government’s EHR “meaningful use” requirements by May 16.
Jan. 24 Webinar: Stage 2 Meaningful Use
Register now for a January 24th CMS webinar on how the Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations will help providers successfully participate, receive payments, and refine and integrate EHRs into their practice or facility.
Jan. 31 Deadline to Request E-Rx Exemption Penalty
Physicians who were unable to file for a Medicare ePrescribing hardship exemption by the original deadline have until Jan. 31, 2013, to avoid the 1.5-percent payment penalty in 2013.
Deadlines for Registration, Attestation for Meaningful Use
Reminder deadlines for physicians on collecting for Medicare e-Health meaningful use incentives.
CMAs Can Now Enter Med Orders in CPOE
In its final rule for Stage 2 of meaningful use in its electronic health record incentive program, CMS decided that credentialed medical assistants—including CMAs (AAMA)—would be permitted to enter medication orders into the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system.
October 3 Last Day to Begin 90-Day Reporting Period for 2012
Eligible Professionals must begin their consecutive 90-day reporting period by October 3 to attest to meeting meaningful use and be eligible to receive an incentive payment for CY 2012.
Urgent: New Deadline for eRx Hardship Exemption: July 2
A computer update has led CMS to extend the deadline for filing e-prescribing hardship exemptions from June 30 to July 2; AMA is urging CMS to extend the deadline further.
Videos Urge Electronic Records for Better Patient Care
A series of videos aimed at encouraging health providers in Tennessee to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) is now available online at www.adoptEHR.com for physicians and patients across the state.
Many Docs Could Face Penalty Over Medicare Quality Reporting
Hundreds of thousands of physicians will see their Medicare payments reduced 1.5 percent in 2015 if early participation rates in the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) are any indication.
Avoid the 2013 E-Rx Penalty
Physicians are being urged to report on at least 10 electronic prescriptions by June 30 to avoid the Medicare e-prescribing penalty.