Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final CMS rule for implementing MACRA. The CMS will also broaden the opportunities for physicians to join alternative models that carry bigger rate increases and bonuses.
ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo stopped short of denouncing a recently released CMS proposed rule that patient-engagement advocates say is a step backward for their cause. Instead, she hopes a “call to action” by Dr. Farzad Mostashari seeking to force the CMS to walk back the proposed rule...
Dr. Farzad Mostashari has come out against a provision in a proposed CMS rule that would significantly weaken a requirement for healthcare providers to promote patient access to their healthcare information.
The federal health information technology coordinator's proposed certification rule signals that the agency wants to better ensure that electronic health-record systems perform as promised.
The long-awaited sustainable growth-rate fix that passed the House on Thursday is wired to boost the use of health information technology, even beyond electronic health records.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's new certification rule, released Friday, may signal a new direction for the agency: ensuring that electronic health-record systems perform as advertised.
Accountable care organizations across the country are in sharply different stages of aggregating and using patient data to improve quality of care and reduce costs.
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS, is leaving that position to become acting assistant secretary of health, effective immediately, sources tell Modern Healthcare.