In the rule, CMS proposed to re-name the federal EHR Incentive Program
, or meaningful use, choosing to now call the program "Promoting Interoperability." But just how far the federal agency will go beyond "promotion" is what's particularly fascinating.
The federal EHR Incentive Program
--a program most doctors love to hate--is getting a new name to better reflect a focus on interoperability and improved patient access to their health care data, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
The proposed rule notes that the name EHR Incentive Program
"does not adequately reflect the current status of the programs, as the incentive payments under Medicare generally have ended."
We linked hospitals with their performance data on the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program from CMS's Hospital Compare database; organizational characteristics from CMS's Provider of Services file; number of Medicare, Medicaid, and total discharges generated by CMS's Healthcare Cost Report Information System; EHR incentive payments from CMS's Eligible Hospital Recipients of Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Payments public files; and supplemental security income (SSI) ratios downloaded from websites maintained by the CMS, which capture the percent of low-income beneficiaries served by a hospital.
PQRS, VM, and the Medicare EHR Incentive Program
or MU have each played an important role in the beginning stages of quality measurement and reporting for Medicare.
If you are using a product from the CMS EHR Incentive Program
, ONC encourages you to reach out to that program to confirm whether it is still eligible or to seek a hardship exemption.
AMT's comments further noted that MACRA does not change the existing EHR incentive program
In summary, the government's EHR Incentive Program
for some physicians was nothing more than a giant bear trap with a wad of cash in the middle for bait.
As the EHR incentive program
has advanced, one of the major
To assess this possibility, electronic CQM data that were submitted to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program
were analyzed to assess provider progress toward achieving blood pressure control among their patients with hypertension.
The CMS EHR incentive program
enables eligible providers to receive up to $44,000 in incentives for 5 years in the Medicare program and up to $63,750 in the Medicaid program.