While more hospitals have implemented electronic health records in the three years since the Meaningful Use program went into effect, there remains a wide disparity in EHR adoption, with hundreds of hospitals still just using paper records, according to HIMSS, Forbes.com reports.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published inconsistent information about how often providers need to demonstrate Meaningful Use, which may be confusing many providers about whether they must successfully attest every year in order to participate in the program, according to attorney Kathie McClure, with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville, Ky.
Participation in the Meaningful Use incentive program continues to increase, with more than 425,000 active registrations of eligible professionals and eligible hospitals. Overall, 325,000 unique providers have been paid incentives representing more than $16.5 billion in payouts.
More than twice as many providers successfully attested to meaningful use of their EHRs in 2012 than in 2011, according to a new report issued this week by the Government Accountability Office. The...
The government shutdown has stalled many healthcare programs, but providers still can attest to Meaningful Use and earn their inactive payments.
Participation in the Meaningful Use incentive program continues to grow, with 3,661 Medicare eligible professionals, 2,240 Medicaid eligible professionals and 52 hospitals joining the ranks of active registrations in the program in June 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' latest statistics.
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.