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CMS Articles - Medical Practice Trends

Trends In EHR Vendor Strength


Who: GovHealthIT.com

What: On April 2, 2013, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made available their updated data table for EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use) attestations, with specification as to which EHR products were used.…

CMS Chief Answers Some Tough Questions


On American Medical News, a report on a meeting of the AMA National Advocacy Conference found CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, answering some tough questions, including the effect that some reimbursement cuts have had on certain specialties and challenges to EMR adoption.…

Are Your Papers in Order?


That feels like it should be said with a German accent.…

CMS Meaningful Use Rules, Part 3


In part 1, we discussed just what is meant by a meaningful user and in part 2 we touched briefly on some of the changes made in the meaningful use rules from the proposed rules to the final rules.…

CMS Meaningful Use Rules, Part 2


In part 1, we introduced the different stages of meaningful use criteria as defined by CMS in their final rules, released July 13, 2010.…

CMS Releases EHR Adoption Rules, Part 1


On Tuesday July 13, CMS released the final rule for adopting a certified electronic health record (EHR) system.…

CMS to Publish "Meaningful Use" Final Rule by July 14

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According to a report on FierceEMR.com, the CMS has announced that by July 14 it will release its final ruling on the EMR “meaningful use” standards which will finally spell out just how healthcare providers can become eligible for the HITECH (Healthcare Information for Electronic and Clinical Health) Act financial incentive payments.…

CMS Releases Proposed Meaningful Use Criteria

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a proposed outline for Meaningful Use criteria, in accordance with EMR implementation provisions under the Health Information Technology for Clinical and Economic Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.…