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The CMS pushes for simpler EHR requirements for ACO physicians

The CMS pushes for simpler EHR requirements for ACO physicians

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  August 10, 2018

ACOs would have to attest every year that a certain percentage of their eligible clinicians are using EHRs that meet 2015 edition requirements, a move that would more closely align requirements with those of the Quality Payment Program.

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

CMS starts the search for a chief health informatics officer

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  July 19, 2018

The new chief health informatics officer will manage the CMS' interoperability and general health IT strategy, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. The application period for the position closes July 20.

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

Guest Commentary: 'Repeal and replace' is now 'co-opt and confuse'

By Dr. Ann Hwang  |  December 16, 2017

Congressional Republicans are still actively trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, most recently folding repeal of the individual mandate into the tax reform bill. Instead of "repeal and replace," the strategy appears to be "co-opt and confuse."

Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 20, 2017

Provider groups called on the CMS to create more opportunities for physicians to participate in existing and new alternative payment models to advance the Innovation Center's mission of moving healthcare delivery from volume to value.

This week's poll: Mandate or not?

This week's poll: Mandate or not?

December 22, 2016

Share your opinion in the latest edition of our bi-weekly reader poll. Should every American be required to purchase or join a health insurance plan (with subsidies if needed to make affordable)?

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