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CMS Education Series - Monday, August 16, 2010

CMS Education Series for Providers on the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs


On August 10, 11 and 12, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a series of national provider calls addressing the specifics of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs for hospitals and individual practitioners.

  • who is eligible, 
  • how much are the incentives and how are they calculated, 
  • what you need to do to get started, 
  • when the program begins and other major milestones regarding participation and payment, 
  • how to report on Meaningful Use measures
  • where to find helpful resources and more

Unable to attend? A transcript and MP3 file of each call will be available approximately 3 weeks after the call at: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/05_Spotlight_and_Upcoming_Events.asp on the CMS website.

Be sure to visit CMS’ web section on the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs at: http://www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms/ on the CMS website.


 
New Online Resource - Monday, August 16, 2010

Practice Management Software Focus of New Online Resource

The American Medical Association has partnered with the Medical Group Management Assn. to develop an online tool kit to help physician practices chose the right practice management system.

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W.Va.'s Medicaid program - Tuesday, August 03, 2010

W.Va.'s Medicaid program received nearly $1 million to assist with EHR adoption


West Virginia to Receive Federal Matching Funds for Electronic Health Record Incentives Program. Read more on the CMS website.


 
Meaningful Use - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Meaningful Use Final Rule


The Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the final rule on meaningful use (MU) and standards and certification under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act’s electronic health record (EHR) incentive program.

In addition to defining the criteria that health care providers need to meet in order to achieve MU, this final rule outlines payment methodologies for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs.

Working with WVRHITEC is a key way for providers to ensure that they achieve MU according to the final rule, and therefore qualify for funds from the Stimulus Act.

The final rule on MU is available here. Additional materials will soon be available. Also, please visit the ONC’s Web site for more information on meaningful use and standards and certification.


 
Q&A: Dr. David Blumenthal On Getting Doctors On Board With EHRs - Thursday, June 24, 2010

Provided is a link to a Q&A with Dr. David Blumenthal, who is the national coordinator for HIT.
 http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/EMR/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225700017&queryText=blumenthal


 
Governor Manchin announces the WVRHITEC - Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Governor Manchin made the official announcement of the establishment of the West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center.

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