ONC/CMS Dataset Analyzed for Radiology Centric View of EHR Incentive Program

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Center for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) have updated the dataset showing the EHR products and vendors used for attestation of Meaningful Use of a Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CERT). It also identifiers the types of providers using these EHR’s as described in the technical datasheet.
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CMS EHR Incentive Payments Total over $12B thru Feb 2013

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The CMS February EHR Incentive Program Report shows over $12B paid out to Eligible Professionals (EP’s) and Eligible Hospitals (EH’s) as of February 28, 2013.

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HIMSS13 Highlights: mHealth and Data Analytics

There were many events that captivated me at the recent HIMSS meeting in New Orleans. Here are a few of my favorites, some of which I had run across before, and some surprises.

A major highlight was Dr. Eric Topol’s keynote address, “On the Democratization of Medicine”. Continue reading

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CMS Publishes Names of EH & EP Recipients of Medicare EHR Incentive Program

CMS has published data through December 2012 on incentive payments made under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. CMS is required under the HITECH act to report the details of the Eligible Hospitals (EH’s) and the Eligible Professionals (EP’s) receiving payments under Medicare EHR Incentive Program Continue reading

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CMS Reports over $10B Paid thru 2012 Under EHR Incentive Program

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CMS 3rd Quarter Report ID’s Hospitals & Physicians Receiving EHR Incentive Payments & More

CMS is required by the HITECH act to publish the Eligible Hospitals (EH’s) and Eligible Professionals (EP’s) that have received EHR Incentive Payments by demonstrating Meaningful Use of a certified EHR system. EP’s receiving payments under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program include Doctors of Medicine or Osteopathy, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, and chiropractors. Recipients are published quarterly and spreadsheets for those receiving payments as of the 3rd quarter of 2012 may be downloaded at:
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$7.7B in Meaningful Use Payments says September CMS Report

CMS has released the September 2012 EHR Incentive Program report showing over $7.7B dollars paid out to professionals and hospitals under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. The combined Medicare and Medicaid Payments thru September 2012 by state graph shows Texas, California, Florida, and New York as the top recipients. Continue reading

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CMS August Monthly Report Shows MU Incentive Payments over $7.1B

The CMS August EHR Incentive Program Report shows over $7.1B in payments to hospitals and individual providers as of August 31, 2012. Continue reading

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CMS 2Q 2012 EHR Provider Payments Reports Show who Received the $6.6B

CMS has updated the EHR Incentive Program Payments to show who has received payments for demonstrating Meaningful Use of an EHR system. A graph of the combined Medicare and Medicaid Payments by State from January 2011 to July 2012 shows Texas, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio as the top five recipients by a large margin over all other states. Texas and California received the vast majority of payments under the Medicaid program. Continue reading

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CMS EHR Incentive Programs Reach $6.6B in Payments at the end of July 2012

The CMS July EHR Incentive Program Report details $6.6B in payments to hospitals and individual providers as of July 31, 2012. Payments under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program started in May of 2011 while Medicaid incentive payments started in January off 2011. Continue reading

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