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OIG report suggests ‘best practices’ to help prevent EHR fraud

It was a nice holiday for my brain here is the latest and greatest!! A federal watchdog says the CMS and its Medicare contractors could do more to ensure providers don’t use electronic health-record systems as a means to fraudulent ends. The 17-page … Continue reading

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IRS guidance is changing regarding tax form 1099s issued for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.

The Final IRS guidance will be released, likely by the end of the year.  This notice is the heads up that the guidance is changing. Click here for more information and as more information becomes available I will pass it on. … Continue reading

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Hospital Facebook Post Leads to ID Theft

An Arizona hospital is facing scrutiny after one of its employees posted a workplace photo on Facebook, inadvertently including the protected health information and Social Security number of a patient. The University of Arizona Medical Center South-Campus confirmed that an … Continue reading

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RECs : Advising Providers in All Phases of Electronic Health Record Implementation

The ONC’s Regional Extension Centers (RECs), located in every region of the country, serve as a support and resource center to assist providers in EHR implementation and HealthIT needs. As trusted advisors, RECs “bridge the technology gap” by helping providers … Continue reading

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Stage 2 Meaningful Use Guidelines: Texas Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

On September 4, 2012, CMS published a final rule that specifies the Stage 2 criteria that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health … Continue reading

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White Space HIE Re-alignment Initiative

The WTxHITREC has been selected by HHSC (Health and Human Services Commission) to support a planning process that convenes interested stakeholders and healthcare leaders in the “White Space” to identify an HIE (Health Information Exchange) model for the White Space … Continue reading

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Stage 1 Meaningful Use Calculator Includes Updated Measure Requirements

The Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator can help you prepare to enter your meaningful use information into the CMS attestation system. Enter your meaningful use data into the calculator to learn if you have met all of the objectives and the … Continue reading

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