Healthcare News & Insights

Meaningful use is ending: What’s next from the feds?

There’s some good news for hospitals that have felt burdened by the requirements of the federal meaningful use program: It’ll be a thing of the past sooner than you may think. In fact, as of this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is planning to make some big changes that’ll transform meaningful […] [MORE]

Will Stage 3 of meaningful use ease providers’ burdens?

More information is coming out about Stage 3 of the meaningful use program — but it looks like providers will be dealing with familiar frustrations despite changes to the program. 

More meaningful use flexibility and audits are coming

A proposed rule could make it easier to attest to meaningful use Stages 1 and 2, but an auditor could still be coming to penalize you for past attestation. 

How will Stage 3 change the meaningful use program?

The feds just proposed rules for the next stage of the meaningful use program. But does Stage 3 address or just add to providers’ attestation problems? 

How to prepare for meaningful use audits

Hospital leaders should expect the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to be more vigilant about auditing providers attesting to meaningful use of their electronic health records (EHR).  

How do hospitals fare with EHR adoption?

Hospitals have come a long way toward adopting electronic health records (EHR) systems, but there’s still progress to be made, according to the results of a new study.

Who’s eligible for meaningful use hardship exceptions?

Is your hospital ready to meet the Meaningful Use Stage 2 reporting deadline? After all, Jan. 1, 2015 is less than a year away, and the payment adjustment is 1% per year and is cumulative for every year that an eligible professional (EP) is not a meaningful user. Luckily, if you qualify, you may be able to […] [MORE]

Study: 17% of providers drop out of EHR incentive program

As debate rages on about the effectiveness of the federal government’s Meaningful Use program, recent surveys have some bad news about the EHR initiative: 

CMS: 5% of EHR incentive applicants will be audited

The feds have announced some new details about upcoming audits of hospitals receiving payments for the meaningful use of electronic health records. 

Feds launch new round of prepayment meaningful use audits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded to charges that the federal EHR incentive program lacks critical oversight by conducting audits of some providers after they attest to meaningful use of EHRs.