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New Access Rights to Lab Test Reports

Posted in Access Rights, Rulemaking

In an effort to further eliminate barriers to the exchange of health information and encourage a more active patient role in personal health care decisions, federal regulators have once again expanded HIPAA patient rights provisions.  Last week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue Reading

CMS to Host Call on Meaningful Use Stage 2

Posted in Meaningful Use

On Thursday, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a call for providers to explain the new criteria for Stage 2 of the EHR Incentive Programs. According to CMS, the agenda will include the following topics: The extension to Stage 1 of meaningful use Changes to… Continue Reading

Meaningful Use Stage 2 Requirements Now Final

Posted in Meaningful Use, Rulemaking

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released its final rule for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (“EHR”) Incentive Programs.  The rule specifies criteria that eligible professionals and hospitals must meet in order to continue to receive incentive payments.  CMS has indicated that the final rule will be published in… Continue Reading