Category Archives: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

500 Health IT Jobs Slated for Atlanta

Cloud-based health IT company athenahealth to ‘deepen its roots’ in the South with new office ATLANTA | June 27, 2013 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company’s plans to expand in Atlanta, something that has been talked about … Continue reading

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Health IT Policy Committee Meeting: The Year Ahead and a Glimpse at Stage 4 of Meaningful Use

At the Jan. 8 Health IT Policy Committee meeting, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., national coordinator for health IT, and Paul Tang, M.D., vice chair of the committee, outlined some priorities for the year ahead, including a glimpse of what Stage 4 … Continue reading

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EHR Incentives Over $10B to Date

WASHINGTON | January 9, 2013 Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are estimated to have blasted through $10.3 billion to a total of 180,200 physicians and hospitals through December since the program’s inception. December’s payments of $1.25 billion were driven by the … Continue reading

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White House Calls for Healthcare Cuts, Permanent SGR Fix.

The White House has called for a permanent—not temporary—fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula and about $400 billion in healthcare cuts, according to a source familiar with the fiscal-cliff negotiations. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), however, was generally dismissive of … Continue reading

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Doc-Office Use of Basic EHRs Hits Nearly 40%, Survey Finds.

Nearly 4 in 10 office-based physicians are now using an electronic health-record system with a basic level of functions, according to the latest estimates from an annual federal survey, up from about 1 in 3 a year ago. The National … Continue reading

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Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security

Physicians, health care providers and other health care professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has gathered these tips and information to help you protect and secure health information … Continue reading

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November 30 is the Last Day for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to Register and Attest for an Incentive Payment in FY 2012

The last day that eligible hospitals and CAHs can register and submit attestation in fiscal year (FY) 2012 for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program is November 30, 2012. For eligible hospitals and CAHs, this means that they must successfully attest … Continue reading

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Report Finds Drop in Consumer Satisfaction With Hospital Websites

Average consumer satisfaction scores for hospital and health care system websites declined in 2012, according to a report by consumer experience analytics firm ForeSee, InformationWeek reports. Study Details For the report, ForeSee asked about 106,000 consumers to rate their satisfaction … Continue reading

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How Hospitals Use Social Media for Philanthropy.

By Ron Shinkman Hospitals are increasingly turning to social media to for their fundraising efforts, part of a trend in healthcare to try and find ways to locate funds for both institutions and individuals. For instance, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s … Continue reading

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Help ER Patients Get Coverage, Save Millions.

November 13, 2012 | By Ron Shinkman It’s disheartening to see the compost heap of words that was Illinois’ recently passed Medicaid law revamp harbored a minimum $10 million a year tax break for the state’s 28 for-profit hospitals. As … Continue reading

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