Category Archives: LISTA Global EHR

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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ID Theft Scheme Hits 400+ in Louisiana and Elsewhere

The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local … 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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More Doctors E-Prescribing Via Surescripts Network, Report Says.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a report finding that nearly half of U.S. physicians are sending electronic prescriptions using an electronic health record system on the Surescripts network, Government Health IT reports. Surescripts is an … Continue reading

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U.S. Primary Care Doctors Making Sizeable Strides on Health IT.

 Primary care physicians in the United States and other countries are making inroads on health information technology use but continue to experience access-to-care barriers and breakdowns in coordination issues with other health care professionals, the Commonwealth Fund reported in a … Continue reading

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Docs Concerned about Post-Reform Payments.

The ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act is causing some specialist physicians to worry about what the payment environment will look like for them moving forward. Neurologists, for example, are currently chafing under proposed cuts to their payments for … Continue reading

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3 Effective ACO Strategies from Aetna.

It seems almost every insurer has created an accountable care organization in the past couple years since the health reform law passed, but how can they ensure the success of these payer-provider collaborations? Simply establishing an ACO doesn’t automatically improve … 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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