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Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposals ‘unworkable’

  Stage 3  of Meaningful Use is too ambitious, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) says in comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week on the proposed rule. However, the group supports changes made to Stage 2 that shorten the reporting period to 90 days.


Meaningful Use Timeline

  The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs provide financial incentives for the meaningful use of certified EHR technology to improve patient care. To receive an EHR incentive payment, providers have to show meaningful use of their EHRs by meeting thresholds for a number of objectives.


Meaningful Use Stage 3: APIs and Mashups Could Replace Patient Portals

  Last week, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced the long-awaited proposed guidelines for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use requirements for electronic health records. On the same day, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released the proposed 2015 certification criteria for EHRs.


Why to Invest in mHealth and Medical Devices?

It was about seven years ago that the first smartphone platform was launched and little did we know that it would propel the beginning of a new era in mobile computing. The mHealth and medical devices market has steadily grown throughout the years, and according to a new report by Transparency Market Research, the global market is expected reach a market value of US$8.03 billion by 2019.


CMS Proposes Final Meaningful Use Rules

  On March 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) setting forth meaningful use criteria for Stage 3 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs (EHR Incentive Programs). CMS intends for Stage 3 to be the final stage of the EHR Incentive Programs,


Should ICD-10 Be Delayed?

  Earlier this month, the US House of Representatives proposed a new bill, H.R. 2126, the Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2015, aimed at freezing ICD-10 CM/PCS implementation. The bill intends to prohibit Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), from substituting the currently implemented International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9) diagnostic code set with ICD-10.

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