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CMA comments on HHS proposal to reduce health IT burden

Physicians are overwhelmed with unnecessary, burdensome regulations that take time and resources away from providing quality patient care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology (health IT) such as electronic health records (EHRs). The draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs was led by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ...

CMS announces it will work to reduce meaningful use reporting burden

After repeated calls for changes from the American Medical Association (AMA), the California Medical Association (CMA) and other physician groups nationwide, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would address the meaningful use issues raised by providers and make changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program to “reduce the reporting burden, while supporting the long term goals of the program.” CMS said it would issue new rules governing the program this spring. Beginning January 1, 2015, Medicare physicians who have not ...

Need EHR Help or Guidance on EHR Incentives

The Inland Empire EHR Resource Center (IEEHRC) has recently secured additional federally subsidized funding to assist Primary Care Providers with their Electronic Health Records.  The IEEHRC has already assisted 600 Inland Empire providers in receiving $4,300,000 in incentive payments! Has your practice achieved Meaningful Use of your EHR and received incentive payments?  Whether you are implementing your EHR or needing assistance with achieving Meaningful Use, the IEEHRC can help. The assistance for Primary Care Providers is paid for by a federally subsidized grant and  will be provided at no cost to the PCPs ...