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CMS Extends Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline to March 11, 2016

CMS Extends Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline to March 11, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the attestation deadline for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs to Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET, from the original deadline of Monday, February 29th.   Eligible professionals participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program can attest through the […]

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2016 MU Public Health Reporting Registration Deadline

2016 MU Public Health Reporting Registration Deadline

2016 Meaningful Use Public Health Reporting Registration Deadline Approaching   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Meaningful Use final rule released in October of 2015 requires Eligible Providers (EPs) to meet Public Health Objectives for their respective EHR Incentive Programs for 2016.  The registration deadline to “submit intent” or connect to Public Health […]

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2016 PQRS Payment Adjustment: Informal Review Deadline Extended to December 16

2016 PQRS Payment Adjustment: Informal Review Deadline Extended to December 16

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the 2014 Informal Review period for the PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment. Individual eligible professionals, Comprehensive Primary Care practice sites, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practices, and Accountable Care Organizations that believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment have until […]

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CMS Releases Final Rule for Meaningful Use in 2015 and Beyond including Stage 3 Requirements

CMS Releases Final Rule for Meaningful Use in 2015 and Beyond including Stage 3 Requirements

On October 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released the final rule for 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria (2015 Edition) and the final rule with comment period for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The much anticipated final […]

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CMS and AMA Announce Effort to Aid Providers with Oct. 1st ICD-10 Transition

CMS and AMA Announce Effort to Aid Providers with Oct. 1st ICD-10 Transition

With less than three months remaining until providers are required to make the transition to ICD-10, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have announced efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline. In response to requests from the provider community, CMS […]

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CMS Announces Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Final Rule and Requirements

CMS Announces Meaningful Use Stage 3 Proposed Final Rule and Requirements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have released a notice of proposed rulemaking for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program, Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU), and 2015 EHR Certification Criteria. […]

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Grace Medical Home Partners With REC To Achieve National Recognition For Quality Care

Grace Medical Home Partners With REC To Achieve National Recognition For Quality Care

Thanks to a partnership with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Grace Medical Home, a low-cost clinic for uninsured patients, is one of just 10 charitable clinics nationwide to receive national recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The designation means Grace has demonstrated evidence-based, patient-centered care that combines teams of healthcare providers, expanded […]

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Hardship Exception Applications to Avoid the 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustment

Hardship Exception Applications to Avoid the 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustment

  CMS is announcing its intent to reopen the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to avoid the 2015 Medicare payment adjustments for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). The new deadline will be 11:59 PM EST November 30, 2014. This reopened hardship exception […]

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CMS Rule Provides EHR Meaningful Use Flexibility for 2014 and Stage 2

CMS Rule Provides EHR Meaningful Use Flexibility for 2014 and Stage 2

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released their final rule that allows providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs to use the 2011 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for the 2014 program year. Under the rule, eligible providers will now be able to attest to Meaningful Use (MU) under […]

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UCF College of Medicine Announces New Director for Regional Extension Center

UCF College of Medicine Announces New Director for Regional Extension Center

The UCF College of Medicine has appointed Lindsay Schagrin as Director of the UCF Regional Extension Center (UCF REC).  Schagrin has been with the UCF REC since January 2012 where she most recently served as Assistant Director, Field Operations leading the team of Account Managers who provide hands on support to physician practices.  In this […]

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