Category Archives: Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use Will Likely End in 2016, CMS Chief Says

New regulations aimed at value-based payment models demand a more streamlined regulatory approach, acting administrator tells audience at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The meaningful use program is on the cusp of major changes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead in 2016 for Healthcare?

Is 2016 the year meaningful use’s omnipresence begins to dissipate within the industry? Most industry experts agree Stage 1 Meaningful Use was successful in that adoption rates soared, thanks to “achievable standards,” according to a blog written by Dr. Robert Wachter, a professor … Continue reading

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CMS Releases Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule

Healthcare Dive Brief: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final rule for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program. According to a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services, the final rule will simplify requirements and … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Meaningful Use Final Rule

The combined rules for Meaningful Use Stages 2 and 3 went to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Sept. 3. A rule going to the OMB is the final step before publication. Stage 2 modifications have been much discussed, … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Decreasing Satisfaction With EHR’s

Survey results released by AmericanEHR Partners and AMA indicate declining satisfaction with EHRs compared to five years ago, with about half of the respondents reporting a negative impact on costs, efficiency or productivity. The 2014 survey found only 34% of … Continue reading

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Former Hospital CFO Sentenced to Federal Prison in EHR Incentive

The former Chief Financial Officer of Shelby Regional Medical Center has been sentenced to federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Joe White, 68, of Cameron, Texas, pleaded guilty on Nov. 12, … Continue reading

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Beth Israel CIO Halamka Slams MU Stage 3 Draft at Forum

John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, criticized meaningful use and said healthcare CIOs with tight IT budgets must invest wisely. CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Meaningful use: a chaotic hodgepodge of misguided, if well-meaning, regulations. Health IT budgets? Laughably small, but … Continue reading

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