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CMS Reopens Application Process for Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) re-opened and extended its hardship exemption application for providers and hospitals until 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 30. This allows applicants who claim they have certain unavoidable hardships to avoid financial penalties stemming from not complying with the agency's meaningful-use requirements for electronic health records. To date, The CMS [...]

By | 2015-03-17T05:41:53+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Articles, EHR / Meaningful Use|0 Comments

5 Tips to Conquer Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Program

While the Stage 2 final ruling has afforded eligible providers an extension and increased flexibility, the complexity of the ever-changing government requirements can be a struggle for providers to grasp without disruption of current workflow. Here are five ways that you can better prepare and implement the second stage of meaningful use: Re-think practice work [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:46+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Articles, EHR / Meaningful Use|0 Comments

CMS Finalizes EHR Meaningful Use Rule

Last Friday, the CMS finalized its modifications to Stage 2, allowing hospitals and eligible professionals a longer timeline and more flexibility in how they meet meaningful-use requirements for the electronic health-record incentive program. The final rule has put the following in place: Stage 3 of Meaningful Use is delayed until Jan. 1, 2017, as opposed to the old [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:46+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Articles, EHR / Meaningful Use|0 Comments

EHR Payouts Climb Near $25 Billion

Electronic health records incentive payments to eligible hospitals and providers have continued their upward trend, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paying out a whopping $24.4 billion to date.    That rose steadily from June's $23.7 billion, and May's $22.9 billion.   Also on the rise are the numbers of participating Medicare eligible [...]

By | 2015-03-05T04:44:07+00:00 July 12th, 2014|Articles, EHR / Meaningful Use|0 Comments

CMS Offers Flexibility on Stage 2

For the second time this year, the federal government was forced to punt on a major health information technology initiative, potentially adding another year before early adopters of electronic health records must meet more stringent requirements of the EHR incentive payment program. The CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology [...]

By | 2015-03-17T06:09:49+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|EHR / Meaningful Use|0 Comments

2015 Hardship Exception Application Update

Eligible professionals and eligible hospitals may be exempt from payment adjustments if they can show that demonstrating meaningful use would result in a significant hardship.  To be considered for an exception, an eligible professional or eligible hospital must complete a Hardship Exception application along with proof of the hardship.  If approved, the hardship exception is [...]

By | 2015-03-17T06:08:41+00:00 May 14th, 2014|EHR / Meaningful Use|0 Comments

CMS EHR Incentive Report

CMS recently release the EHR Incentive Program Trends report. A few main points— Approximately 83% of all eligible hospitals have received an EHR incentive payment for either MU or AU. (More than 8 out of 10 eligible hospitals have made a financial commitment to an EHR).   Approximately 56% or more than 1 out of [...]

By | 2015-03-17T23:45:54+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Articles, EHR / Meaningful Use|0 Comments