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
As we reported last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released its final rule for Stage 2 of its EHR Incentive Programs. This post is our second in a multi-part series addressing various aspects of the final rule.
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
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