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March 6, 2013
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  • Sequestration to cut Medicare EHR payments
    Sequestration will reduce by 2% the EHR incentive payments going to Medicare providers for services offered, starting April 1. On average, the cuts would cost Medicare-only hospitals, which are averaging $1.87 million in incentive payments, about $37,500, and physicians receiving Medicare EHR incentives would lose a few hundred dollars on average. Medicaid EHR incentives will not be affected. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CMS pays out $11.78 billion in EHR incentives to date: The CMS has released $11.78 billion in Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Advantage EHR incentives from 2011 through January of this year. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA is urged to clarify proposed mHealth regulations
    House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and other Republican members sent a letter asking FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg to provide clarity on the agency's proposal to regulate certain mobile health applications. The legislators expressed concern that manufacturers of mHealth apps, smartphones and tablets could be subjected to the 2.3% tax under the health care law should the FDA decide to regulate them as medical devices. DOTMed.com (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • MU efforts could be delaying HIE development, expert says
    Federal meaningful use mandates could be impeding the growth of health information exchanges, Paul de Bazin of Orion Health said. As most providers scramble to meet the stages 1 and 2 MU requirements, they have limited time and expertise to deal with HIE efforts. "In the end, it’s not the technical challenges that are the barriers, the hurdles. It’s all about the politics and these days more than the politics, it’s about the resources," he said. EHR Intelligence (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Greenway allies with other EHR firms to ease data sharing
    Five EMR companies have formed an alliance to facilitate data sharing among hospitals and health care providers. Greenway Medical Technologies, Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts and athenahealth will work together to develop common platforms and policies. Meanwhile, Verizon Communications announced a plan to build a secure online medical records exchange. Bloomberg (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Federal officials discuss MU, other HIT issues at conference
    The current health IT landscape calls for a greater focus on meaningful use, interoperability and consumer involvement in health care, National HIT Coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari said during a HIMSS13 panel discussion on Tuesday. Stage 2 MU is helping advance interoperability and IT can be leveraged to better engage patients in their health, according to other ONC leaders speaking at the HIMSS13 conference. Healthcare Informatics online (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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