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CMS Attestation Calls in May

CMS Attestation Calls in May

A message from our HHS partner Sign Up for CMS’ National Provider Calls about Attestation CMS is holding conference calls for eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to provide information on the attestation process. These calls will take place next week. Mark your calendars for one… Read more →

Dawn Laurenkus digitizes patients' mammograms at the X-ray storage room of the Pronger Smith Medical Care in Tinley Park. As part of the national health care overhaul, physicians in Illinois and throughout the U.S. are converting massive amounts of paper medical records to an electronic format. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / April 11, 2011)

Electronic Medical Records Poised To Cut Costs, Improve Patient Care

Federal stimulus dollars provide incentive for doctors, hospitals to adopt digital system Jennifer Gomez sat at her doctor’s office in Evanston after her appointment, waiting for a handwritten prescription. Minutes later, her doctor wondered why Gomez was still in the office. What the 20-year-old Loyola University Chicago student didn’t know was that not only had the prescription been sent to… Read more →

E-Prescribing Penalties Affect Payments

E-Prescribing Penalties Affect Payments

In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that beginning in 2012, eligible professionals who are not successful electronic prescribers may be subject to a payment adjustment. Section 132 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) authorizes CMS to apply this payment adjustment whether or not the eligible professional is planning to participate… Read more →

EHR: What Does it Mean and Do We Have to Go There?

EHR: What Does it Mean and Do We Have to Go There?

Ambulatory Surgery Centers will be required to implement Electronic Health Record systems (EHR) within the next few years. Participation in Medicare/Medicaid will depend on it. This article will explore the definition of EHR, what the prime driving forces are behind mandated EHR systems, and how we can heed the warning and plan ahead for successful implementation of EHR systems in… Read more →

Health Providers Sign eRecords Pact

Health Providers Sign eRecords Pact

Five Boulder County health-care providers have signed agreements to share electronic medical records through a Colorado Regional Health Information Organization program. Alpine Urology, Boulder Community Hospital, Gastroenterology of the Rockies, Longmont United Hospital and Spruce Street Internal Medicine have signed agreements, CORHIO said in a press statement. The nonprofit group is supported by state and federal grants. Boulder Community Hospital… Read more →

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