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CMS Releases FY 2019 Proposed Payment Rules

by Baker Ober Health Law on

On April 24 and 27, 2018, CMS launched its annual gaggle of proposed regulations – each with the theme of "Patients over Paperwork" – with the stated goal of "advanc[ing] the agency's priority of creating a patient-driven...more

Seeking Interoperability: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

As we have discussed in an earlier blog post, the federal administrative agencies have been placing greater emphasis on being more transparent and promoting “interoperability”....more

CMS plans complete overhaul of EHR incentive programs, announces new patient access initiatives

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced on March 6, 2018, at the Health Information and Management Systems Society conference that CMS is planning to overhaul the meaningful use...more

Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program - 2018 Call for Measures

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Beginning in 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is commencing an annual “Call for Measures” initiative to allow interested parties (i.e., Medicare eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals...more

Meaningful Use and Quality Attestations in QNet: CMS Hosts EHR Hospital Transition Q&A Session

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The CMS EHR Incentive Program attestation for Medicare eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) has moved to a new platform, the QualityNet Secure Portal (QNet). Starting this year, eligible hospitals and CAHs...more

Hospitals and Others Respond to “Red Tape Relief Project” Requests

Last week, a number of health care industry associations sent letters to Congress detailing ways in which the government could relieve them of the burdens associated with “red tape.” The letters are in response to the first...more

Health Care E-Note - July 2017

by Burr & Forman on

Everywhere you look these days, there seems to be another report of a cyberattack -- attacks which do not discriminate based on industry type, size of business, or impact. In other words, everyone is vulnerable. In fact, the...more

OIG Reports More Than $731 Million in Inappropriate Medicare Meaningful Use Payments

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program run by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) garnered attention again last week following the release of a report by the Office of Inspector General of the US...more

"Meaningfully Useful" Risk Mitigation Strategies for Providers Following the eClinicalWorks Settlement

by Jones Day on

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act ("HITECH Act") established financial incentives under Medicare and Medicaid for eligible health care providers that adopt, implement, and demonstrate use...more

CMS Grants Eleventh Hour Extension for Attesting to Meaningful Use

Providers participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program now have an additional thirteen days to register and attest to meeting the meaningful use requirements for 2016. The Centers for...more

The AHA’s Letter to Santa Claus

The American Hospital Association, after having been “nice” all year, penned its letter to Santa Claus with its wish list for Christmas. Its four page letter (actually addressed to President-Elect Donald Trump at 1717...more

Making Sense of the MACRA Final Rule, Part 1 of 3: Essential Concepts

by Polsinelli on

On Oct. 14, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule with comment period implementing the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The nearly 2,400 pages of...more

Congress Considers Broader Hospital Site-Neutral Payment Exceptions and Other Payments Changes

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Depth - The House Ways and Means Committee next week is expected to consider and approve the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016, legislation that would create broader exceptions under much maligned...more

MACRA for Health IT Vendors – New Rule Presents New Opportunities

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and the corresponding proposed rule, published on May 9 and going into effect on January 1, 2017, will directly impact health IT vendors. Most significantly,...more

CMS Proposes “Advancing Care Information” Program to Replace Meaningful Use

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) proposes a new approach, with new branding labels, to paying clinicians for the value and the quality of care that they provide by replacing a patchwork of existing...more

Recent EHR Meaningful Use Program Updates

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we enter the sixth year of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs (commonly referred to as the “Meaningful Use Programs”), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to...more

CMS Posts Revised Application for Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions

by King & Spalding on

On January 22, CMS posted a revised application and instructions for a hardship exception from the Meaningful Use program penalties in 2015. Under the new, streamlined application process, which CMS says is a temporary...more

CMS Announces Changes to Medicare Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Application Process

by Polsinelli on

On Jan. 22, 2016, CMS issued a new application and sweeping changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program hardship exception application process. The changes are intended to temporarily ease the...more

Further CMS Clarification on EHR Hardship Exceptions

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

As we reported, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted revised instructions and application forms on January 22, 2016, for health care providers unable to meet electronic health records (EHR) “meaningful...more

CMS Signals that Meaningful Use Program Will Change Significantly for Physicians

by King & Spalding on

On January 11, 2016, CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced that the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program will be replaced significantly in 2017 by the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for...more

CMS Makes Significant Changes to Stage 2 Meaningful Use and Finalizes Stage 3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On October 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule (Final Rule) that streamlines Stage 2 and finalizes Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid electronichealth record (EHR) Incentive...more

Physician Payment: CMS Seeks Suggestions for SGR, PQRS, Meaningful Use and VBM Replacement

by Baker Ober Health Law on

CMS would like your help in developing the replacement to the Sustainable Growth Rate adjustment (SGR). But you need to act quickly because CMS' cutoff date for your suggestions is October 31, 2015....more

Meaningful Use Audits: Proactive Tips for Success

by Burr & Forman on

For health care professionals who began accepting Meaningful Use incentive money at the outset of availability under the Medicare option in 2011, the year 2015 is an important year. If the provider has met all core...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Oct. 8, the House Republican caucus did not select a candidate for Speaker of the House and selection has been delayed. The current Speaker, John Boehner (R-OH), had announced that he would step down and retire from...more

CMS and ONC Release Stage 3 Meaningful Use and EHR Certification Final Rules

by King & Spalding on

On October 6, 2015, CMS released the final Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rule that, among other provisions, sets forth the requirements that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must...more

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