June 19, 2012 - More than 100,000 health care providers have been paid under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced today. Of those, 2,107 eligible providers in Missouri have received $150,359,246 in payments. Read more »
June 18, 2012 - You've implemented an electronic health record (EHR) you like and that fits the needs of your practice, and now you're ready to put it to good use. An EHR can be used as a substitute to paper charting, or it can be utilized to improve all aspects of your practice. Our very popular "EHR Jumpstart" series continues this month with the topic "Utilizing Your EHR" at noon on Thursday, June 21st, 2012. Read more »
CMS is holding a National Provider Call on Thursday, June 7, from 1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT for eligible professionals (EPs) to learn about registration and attestation for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
This is the last year EPs can earn the full Medicare incentive payment. Join the call to learn more about how to participate in the programs, including:
May 25, 2012 - You are working towards attesting to Stage 1 meaningful use, but you still have to tackle the Core Meaningful Use Measure regarding Security and Risk Analysis. Now what? Read more »
The Missouri HIT Assistance Center and Missouri Health Connection (MHC) are partnering on an online statewide provider survey. Please take a few minutes to fill this out and complete by May 31, 2012. Read more »
ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) recently released a "Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information,"* an instructional guide designed to help healthcare practitioners, staff, and other professionals better understand the important role privacy and security play in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and Meaningful Use. Read more »