CMS recently issued proposed rules that would modify 2014 EHR certification requirements and revise the meaningful use Stage 2 and Stage 3 timeline.
In response to industry complaints that many eligible professionals...more
On March 11, the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) voted to approve the meaningful use workgroup’s Stage 3 recommendations. The federal advisory committee’s recommendations will be presented to the Centers for Medicare &...more
On Feb. 21, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (“ONC”) released a proposed rule for voluntary 2015 Edition EHR certification criteria for the Medicare and Medicaid meaningful use...more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) recently issued new guidance clarifying how the HIPAA Privacy Rule strikes the balance of protecting individuals’ privacy of mental health information and communicating...more
On Feb. 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) extended by one month the deadline for eligible professionals to attest to meaningful use for the 2013 Medicare EHR Incentive Program year. The deadline was...more
Under long-awaited final rules recently published by the federal government, hospitals and other “protected donors” may continue to “donate” interoperable electronic health record items and services without incurring...more
Last Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) proposed a one-year extension of Stage 2 of the meaningful use standards for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (“EHR”) incentive programs. Under...more