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Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014

Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014

By Joseph Conn  |  August 12, 2015

Participation by office-based physicians in the electronic health-record incentive payment program waned significantly in 2014, the program's fourth year, as clinicians faced system upgrades and tougher requirements.

Senate panel seeks Stage 3 meaningful-use delay

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 25, 2015

A key Senate leader said his committee will push to delay implementation of the Obama administration's Stage 3 rules for meaningful use of electronic health records.

Senate panel will push HHS to delay Stage 3 MU rules

Senate panel will push HHS to delay Stage 3 MU rules

By Virgil Dickson  |  July 23, 2015

The Senate HELP Committee wants to delay Stage 3 meaningful-use rules, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said during a news conference Thursday. It's one recommendation in an effort to get providers on board to adopt EHRs.

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates'

'Health insurers are refusing to pay fair market rates'

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 11, 2015

American Medical Association President Dr. Steven Stack discusses the AMA's position on possible changes to the ACA, its stance on electronic health record meaningful-use rules, and his views on regulating surprise out-of-network medical bills.

Bill aims to free ASC docs from some meaningful-use rules

By Joseph Conn  |  June 24, 2015

The Senate Finance Committee began marking up a bipartisan bill meant to adjust meaningful-use requirements for physicians using ambulatory surgery centers. The legislation would protect providers from possible Medicare reimbursement penalties by excluding ASC patient visits from counting toward...

Keep meaningful-use requirements, IT experts tell Senate panel

By Joseph Conn  |  June 16, 2015

Three health IT experts told members of a Senate committee Tuesday to stay the course on the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program and its increasingly tough meaningful-use requirements, arguing that the program's benefits outweigh its problems.

Practice Makes Perfect: Embrace the new era of online patient technologies

Practice Makes Perfect: Embrace the new era of online patient technologies

By Derek Kosiorek  |  May 13, 2015

It's no secret that technology is changing how medical practices work. EHRs have already altered workflows, from the waiting room through discharge. But technology is also changing how patients interact with the practice, even influencing patients' decisions on which providers to use.

Time to clean up our data act

Time to clean up our data act

By Bruce Johnson  |  April 29, 2015

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data for improved outcomes, both financial and clinical, has a limitation: inaccurate data. Bad data, or dirty data as it is often called, are the Achilles' heel of actionable information. Unfortunately, in healthcare, there's too much of it.

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