September 12, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT and the department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule that provides EHR vendors, health IT developers, providers and consumers more flexibility and clarity when it comes to certification of the 2014 Edition criteria.
The new rule introduces more flexibility to the 2014 criteria, while abandoning the controversial voluntary 2015 Edition criteria first proposed in February.
Healthcare Informatics and CHIME will be hosting a Meaningful Use / MIPS Tweet Chat. The Tweet Chat will take place on October 2 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm EDT. CHIME’s Vice President of Public Policy, Jeffrey Smith and Healthcare Informatics’ Editor-in-Chief, Mark Hagland will be addressing questions during the chat. This is a great opportunity to discuss your Meaningful Use / MIPS concerns and questions in an open forum. If you’ve never participated in a Tweet Chat before, don’t be intimidated — it’s a simple format. Here are details on how a Tweet Chat works and the basic etiquette.
Our own, D’Arcy Guerin Gue published an article this week discussing the concerns that many providers are expressing regarding the certainty of the new ICD-10 deadline. The post, featured on ICD-10 Monitor, addresses these concerns and provides reasons why the implementation will happen on October 1, 2015.