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In case you missed it, Congress passed legislation this week to “patch” the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and delay ICD10 for another year. The process used by the House to pass the bill (voice vote; no accountability) was the subject of several articles. Government HealthIT Editor Tom Sullivan called it the “dark side” of…

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Road to 10: Free Online Resource for Small Clinical Practices CMS released Road to 10, a free online resource built with the help of physicians in small practices. Available on the Provider Resources page at cms.gov/ICD10, this tool is intended to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition. Road to 10 gives providers the…

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eHealth University, A Go-To Resource for eHealth Programs CMS launched eHealth University, a new resource that helps providers find information and materials on each of the

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Reminder: Medicare Eligible Professionals Must Attest by March 31 at 11:59 pm ET to Receive 2013 Incentive Providers should submit data as soon as possible and during non-peak hours to avoid system delays. The last day eligible professionals can register and attest to demonstrating meaningful use for the 2013 reporting year of the Medicare EHR…

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The following information was provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is reproduced here in its entirety: Eligible professionals and eligible hospitals that are unable to implement EHR technology certified to the 2014 edition criteria in time to successfully demonstrate meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year may be eligible for a…

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Last month, ONC released a series of guides to help promote safe EHR practices. Nine guides, collectively referred to as, “Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience” or SAFER Guides cover several important topics. The introductory video explains the rationale behind developing the guides. The SAFER Guides are self-assessment tools to help guide your practice to…

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The AmericanEHR Blog features original commentary, opinion pieces, and news stories about Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and the meaningful use of health information technology. Discussion is strongly encouraged to enhance the current EHR knowledge base, facilitating the successful adoption and optimum use of EHRs and related health IT products and services.