Meaningful Use incentive payments earned by providers now have hit $12.3 billion, according to the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee.
Preventative care can control healthcare costs and ward off diseases, and a new report from research firm Frost & Sullivan determines that technology implementation will be key to growth in the space, despite looming challenges like reimbursement.
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is now tying bonus payments for more than 3,500 employed physicians to performance on quality measures.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has taken another step to encourage providers to register and attest to Meaningful Use of their electronic health records, posting 13 case studies on its website to reveal what other providers have experienced.
Under a pay-for-performance model, Geisinger Health System's physicians saw more patients and earned higher compensation, executives at the nonprofit Pennsylvania system wrote in the September Health Affairs .
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has discreetly added "cost per Medicare beneficiary" scores to the Hospital Compare website for acute care hospitals--a measure the agency wants to
Providers who were initially found to be ineligible for Medicare Meaningful Use incentive dollars or who think they weren't paid enough now can appeal their cases under a process recently unveiled by
Most hospital chief information officers (CIOs) believe that their facilities will achieve Meaningful Use and receive payments from the electronic health record incentive program, but it may take
Radiologists "would be wise" to study and respond to the government's incentive programs related to the Meaningful Use of certified ambulatory electronic health record systems, considering that more
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is advocating for a bill in Congress that would incentivize home care agencies, which often are owned by hospitals, to offer telehealth