August 15, 2018
Chris Nerney

Tech giants vow to remove healthcare interoperability barriers

"We see this as a historic moment where we can intervene in just the right ways as healthcare shifts to the cloud and makes AI available."
August 08, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS wants provider offices to be fax-free by 2020

Administrator Seema Verma urges developers to build consumer-friendly apps for Medicare beneficiaries to share their medical data.
August 06, 2018
Chris Nerney

Final rule pushes interoperability, reduced reporting burden

“We’ve listened to patients and their doctors who urged us to remove the obstacles getting in the way of quality care and positive health outcomes," CMS said.
July 13, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS proposed rule aims to boost telehealth

“We’re not intending to replace office visits but rather to augment them and provide new access points for patients,” Administrator Seema Verma said.
June 29, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS is looking for its first Chief Health Informatics Officer

Creation of new executive position is the latest move by federal health agencies to promote interoperability.
June 22, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS launches Data Element Library to boost health information exchange

"Integrating these data elements into EHRs will ultimately allow health information to flow more easily from one provider to another,” the federal agency said.
April 25, 2018
Chris Nerney

CMS moves to reduce meaningful use reporting burden

Proposed rule targets "outdated and redundant regulations" that prevent providers from spending more time with patients.
November 07, 2017
Chris Nerney

Handy tools for navigating the MACRA final rule

CMS publishes fact sheet and infographic on Quality Payment Program changes and health IT certification criteria.
November 06, 2017
Chris Nerney

MACRA final rule offers incentives for providers to use 2015 Edition certification criteria

Full-year reporting requirement for Merit-based Incentive Payment System raises concerns from trade groups.
June 13, 2017
Chris Nerney

CMS paid $729 million to providers who didn't meet MU incentive requirements, OIG says

"CMS conducted minimal documentation reviews, leaving the self-attestations of the EHR program vulnerable to abuse and misuse of federal funds.”