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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
The CMS June 2012 EHR Incentive Program Report shows $6,174,030,866 in payments from January of 2011 to the end of June 2012. Payments under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program started in January 2011 while the Medicare EHR incentive payments started in May 2011. Continue reading
CMS announced that more than 110,000 providers and over 3,000 eligible hospitals have been paid by the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. This surpasses the 100,000 provider goal set by CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari, M.D., Sc.M. earlier this year.