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Breaking News……. HHS announces Proposed Rules on Stage 3 & 2015 Edition Certification Criteria

On 20 March 2015, CMS released a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) for Stage 3, the next step in the implementation of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Concurrently, ONC also announced the proposed 2015 Edition certification criteria for health IT products.

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Visit our booth at AHLA Conference

Visit EHR 2.0’s booth at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues 2015 Conference organized by AHLA on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Friday, March 27, 2015 Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel Baltimore, MD{FDEC3628-46C6-E311-905C-00505692001D}&TermBegins=07/01/2014%2012:00%20AM&TermEnds=06/30/2015%2012:00%20AM

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New EHR Attestation Deadline for Medicare Eligible Professionals: March 20, 2015

As per an email sent by CMS, Eligible professionals now have until 11:59 pm ET on March 20, 2015, to attest to meaningful use for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program 2014 reporting year. CMS extended the deadline to allow providers extra time to submit

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2015 to be the “Year of the Healthcare Hack”

Security experts are warning the Healthcare Industry and Insurance companies that they are easy targets for cybercriminals. In the past few years, we have seen the frequency of cyber attacks in the healthcare sector go up rapidly and large amounts of health data or ePHI compromised. So

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7 strategies to help physicians prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit

How do you prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit? Read the 7 tips below: (1) Assume you will be audited and be prepared for it. Keep records of the registration/attestation processes and documentation for at least six years (2) Respond promptly after receiving an audit letter (3)

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation reporting period shortened by CMS

The Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services intention on 29 January 2015, to shorten the reporting period for Stage 2 Meaningful Use Attestation from 365 days to 90 days was well received and wildly applauded by the Industry. As per CMS’ blog post on 29 Jan 2015

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Webinar: Meaningful Use 2014 Data Collection and Attestation Requirements

Important deadlines are coming up for attesting to 2014 Meaningful Use (MU) program for Eligible Professionals: Reporting during the 2014 MU program year determines whether a MU payment adjustment applies in 2016 Learn more about 2014 MU data collection and attestation requirements by attending our 45-minute live

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Webinar: PQRS 2014 Data Collection and Deadline

Important deadlines are coming up for the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program data collection: 2014 is the last year for eligible providers and groups to earn incentives for satisfactorily reporting quality data Reporting during the 2014 PQRS program year determines whether a PQRS payment adjustment

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Latest Health Data Breach due to usage of outdated and unsupported software

How important is it to regularly review IT systems to access and address the risks to ePHI? Extremely Important. The Anchorage Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) is in the process of settling a large fine with the Offie of Civil Rights (OCR), for violations of HIPAA’s Security

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Is patient protected health information safe if a Covered Entity has a dispute with their Business Associate?

How do you ensure Electronic protected health information (ePHI) is safeguarded when a contract between a Covered Entity and a Business Associate ends? Especially when there is a dispute. A Business Associate Agreement between a Covered Entity and their Business Associate must clearly spell out the following

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